June: Men’s Health Awareness Month

June marks Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to heighten awareness about health issues important to men such as prostate conditions, testicular and colon cancers, hypertension, obesity, and heart disease. This month, the AFMS and the Military Health System (MHS) focus on preventive care by opening the dialogue between the defense community and their healthcare providers, and promoting early detection and treatment of diseases and injuries. To ensure medical readiness, the AF and MHS encourage men to monitor their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, weight, and body mass index. These numbers can provide a baseline of current health, and alert men to potential diseases or health risks.

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June is also
Summer Safety Awareness Month

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June is also
PTSD Awareness Month

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Health Month

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Sample Tweets

June is National Men’s Health Month. This month, make prevention a priority: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/News/Article/783902/af-mens-health-month-promotes-better-health-better-care #MensHealthMonth

Know the common warning signs of a heart attack in men: http://1.usa.gov/1HXoi2S #MensHealthMonth

Take action to be healthy and safe and encourage men and boys in your life to make their health a priority. https://www.cdc.gov/men/nmhw/

Doesn’t matter when you quit, just quit. smokefree.gov #MensHealth

Reduce your risk for disease. Eat right and exercise. http://1.usa.gov/1HXoi2S #MensHealthMonth

MEN: Set a healthy example for your kids & family by getting the screenings you need. #MensHealthMonth http://1.usa.gov/1JcCnuX