Posted on: 25 Feb 2021
Many men may have been taught how to fix a flat tire, a leaky faucet or even how to patch a hole in the wall, but do you know what tips could help men, in particular, African American men, stay healthy? Learning more about cancer risks, basic health numbers and when to see the doctor can help men keep their health in check.
Staying on top of routine health checkups and screenings can be hard enough within busy day-to-day life. But, did you know that African American men fall into a high-risk group for such health concerns as prostate cancer, high blood pressure and obesity, so it is key to check for these concerns on a routine basis.
Our patient education for African American men may help! With three options - a podcast, a fact sheet and a poster – you can learn more about health screenings, their purpose and their timeline.
1. Podcast: African American Men’s Health with General Practitioner, Dr. Byron Varnado
Dr. Byron Varnado talks about men’s health from the perspective of a general practitioner to help African American men better understand how they can maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. Listen to Dr. Varnado now.
2. Fact Sheet: Men’s Checklist What African American Men Should Know
If you are an African American man and want to stay healthy, this fact sheet may help you make your own list to keep your health in check. Read about the checklist today.
3. Poster: Health Screenings Every African American Man Should Know
Learn about basic health numbers and screenings to help African American men keep their health in check! Start your checklist with this free poster.
As well as showing key timelines, these free downloads review health numbers that can be helpful when talking with your doctor(s) about the best health plan for you. One of the top three cancers for men is prostate cancer, which will affect about 30,000 African American men this year. Knowing about high risks and being proactive may help you in taking steps toward leading a healthy life. Take a step to learn more by downloading these tools for your own use, or sharing them with your loved ones.