Want To Be a Healthy Guy? Some Important News for Men from the Medical World

By Intermountain Healthcare

When it comes to men’s health, statistics tell a discouraging story. Here in the U.S., the average Joe’s life expectancy is only 76.4 years, compared to 81.2 for the average Josephine. Men get more chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer, at younger ages than women. And even in early adulthood, men are more likely to have fatal accidents or commit suicide; men are also likelier than women to be victims of homicide.

Weekend Warriors Don’t Have to be Weekend Wreckers

By Lance Madigan

Let’s face it … by the weekend, each of us is ready to get out there, forget we have been sitting in the office the last five days, and get at it. It might be cycling, climbing, competitive sports or even trying to tackle that yard or garden.  But how do you prevent the recreation from coming back to haunt you for the rest of next week?

3 Stretches to Prevent Shoulder Pain and Injury

By Jillesa Anderson

The shoulders are used for many basic movements you likely perform throughout the day. The shoulder joint is formed where your humorous (upper arm bone) connects to your scapula (shoulder blade) giving it a wide range of motion. Because of this, the shoulders are at an increased risk for tissue damage, pain, and degenerative diseases like arthritis. If your shoulder joints aren’t properly maintained, basic everyday movements may cause you pain and injury.

Men’s Health Month: What Health Issues to Be Aware Of

By Kayla Adams
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Held by a congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated and recognized across the country in the month of June.  Using health screenings, health education, fairs, and community outreach, Intermountain Healthcare is working to encourage men of all ages to live the healthiest life possible.  However, many may be unsure what that means; what threatens men’s health from ages 20 to 70?