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Compilation of Resources for Men’s Health from RAC

Statistically-speaking, men face a wide range of unique health challenges. In addition to male-specific conditions such as prostate and testicular cancer, men are more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure, diabetes, and pneumonia. They are injured and killed in accidents at higher rates overall, and have a lower life expectancy than women do. In many rural areas, traditional definitions of masculinity may stigmatize health care, equating preventative services and other recommended screenings with weakness. 

This guide collects freely-accessible and reliable resources focused on all aspects of men’s health, emphasizing rural men’s health whenever possible.

More information: http://bit.ly/LNsW4S [RAC Update, July 5, 2012]

 

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