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Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center Puts Focus on Men’s Health in June

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May 13, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period solely dedicated to education and activities on the health and wellness of men.

Raising awareness of the need for men to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their well-being. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports women are 100% more likely to visit their healthcare provider for annual exams and preventative services than men. By breaking through the reluctance to see a health provider, men can live healthier lives.

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center will host a Men’s Health Breakfast Program at Hunterdon Medical Center from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This men-only program provides a safe and open discussion environment for men to talk freely about their health concerns and get answers from experts in the field.

The program will feature presentations by Brian Sperling, D.O., a board certified urologist for Hunterdon Urological Associates, and Howard Garson, M.D., a board certified gastroenterologist for Advanced Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Dr. Sperling specializes in men’s health and Dr. Garson specializes in digestive health and cancer prevention.

“Awareness and early intervention are both key in preventing chronic diseases, including many types of cancer, impacting men. Community-based outreach programs like the men’s breakfast event are crucial in initiating conversations and leading men to be more engaged in, and in control of, their health,”  said Barbara Tofani, DNP, RN, Administrative Director Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.  “Promoting education to help men lead longer lives through preventative health practices is something we care about and are involved in. Recognizing June as Men’s Health Month provides a valuable opportunity to bring attention to the importance of preventative care and practicing a healthy lifestyle.”

The program will be held in Meeting Room A/B at Hunterdon Medical Center, located at 2100 Wescott Drive in Flemington. Breakfast will be included and advance registration is required. To register, call 908-237-5445.

 

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