Have you seen a lot of mustaches lately? Thanks to the Movember Foundation, guys all over the world accepted the challenge to grow mustaches in November, building awareness for men's health issues.
"A lot of men don't like to talk about health concerns or visit the doctor, but it's a subject worth discussing," says James Hotaling, MD, an expert in male fertility and andrology at University of Utah Health.
Half of the men in the U.S. will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer for men, and rates in Utah are higher than the national average.
This infographic shares the truth—and the silver lining—about men's health issues:
Have a Healthy Body and Mind
Another startling stat: Utah ranks seventh-highest state in the nation for suicide, and men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide. On this episode of The Scope, Benjamin Chan, MD, a psychiatrist at University of Utah Health Care, explains the mental health issues men face and what we can do to help.
Schedule an appointment with your University of Utah Health Care physician for a checkup and screenings that could save your life. Call 801-213-2700 or request an appointment electronically.