As exercise and diet have become recognized as the basis for overall general health and well-being, the Men's Health Center was set-up as the community outreach arm of the Urologic Research Institute, both of Wheeling Hospital. Health fairs and education programs concentrate on cancer awareness, screening and prevention and men's health issues. Annually, hundreds of prostate-specific antigen cancer screenings, total cholesterol and glucose checks for men are provided free-of-charge.
The Annual Men's Health Forum is conducted and held in conjunction with the Cancer Research Classic. Educational materials distributed to the public focus on all aspects of men's health concerns: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight management and sexual health. Free health screenings for men conducted by Wheeling Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program are available at the forum, including PSA, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer and dental care.
Ten Steps for Men to Enjoy a Fuller, Healthier Life is the basis of the Men's Health Center educational programs. The steps are outlined below followed by a list of informational links per topic.
|Physical Activity requirements||http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html|
|Physical Activity health benefits||http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/health/index.html|
|American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Eat Right||http://www.eatright.org/menshealth/|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HealthyMen/|
|National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/index.htm#hd|
|High Blood Cholesterol||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/wyntk.pdf|
|Heart Attack – Know the Symptoms||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/mi/heart_attack_fs_en.pdf|
|What a Heart Attack Feels Like||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/mi/heart_attack_low-lit_fs.pdf|
|Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf|
|Peripheral Artery Disease||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/pad/docs/pad_extfctsht_general_508.pdf|
|National Cholesterol Education Program||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/index.htm|
|National Diabetes Education Program||http://www.ndep.nih.gov/|
|Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers||http://www.ndep.nih.gov/media/knownumbers_eng.pdf|
|4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes||http://www.ndep.nih.gov/media/4_steps.pdf|
|It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes||http://www.ndep.nih.gov/media/nottoolate_tips-508.pdf|
|Learn More About COPD||http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/copd/|
|Quit Smoking Today||http://www.smoking-cessation.org/|
|West Virginia Tobacco Quit Line||http://bebetternetworks.net/wvquitline_home.html|
|National Institutes of Health||http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/prostateenlargement/
|Men's Health Network||http://www.prostatehealthguide.com/index.html|
|US National Library of Medicine
Colon Cancer Screening
|Colon Cancer Alliance||http://ccalliance.org/|
|CDC -Screen for Life||http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/sfl/index.htm|
|Institute for Safe Medication Practices||http://www.consumermedsafety.org/|
|American Society of Health-System Pharmacists||http://www.safemedication.com/safemed/MyMedicineList.aspx|
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