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Men’s Health Week at Matthew Walker Health Centers

The week of June 15-19 has been designated Men’s Health Week at Matthew Walker Comprehensive  Health Centers. There are two centers operating in Middle Tennessee, one in Nashville and one here in Clarksville on Dover Road.

mw-logoThe purpose of this activity is to bring attention to the higher disparity of men, particularly men in the lower-socio-economic levels, failing to seek medical attention of their health problems and neglecting issues associated with men’s health.

The statistics relating to illness and morbidity rates among men are giving increasing cause for concern. Over all men’s health is poor according to a wide range of measures. Some of the most significant are:

  • Males are more likely to die than females at all ages.
  • The average male life expectancy at birth is currently 74.6years; for women it is 79.6 years.
  • Males are more likely than females to die from cancer, heart disease, HIV infection, accidents and suicide.
  • Men are much less likely than women to consult a doctor or a dentist – on average, males visit the doctor four times a year while women visit six times a year.

Here is the schedule of screenings and testing which is available with this week’s focus on men’s health.

Monday

June 15, 2009

Tuesday

June 16, 2009

Wednesday

June 17, 2009

Thursday

June 18, 2009

Friday

June 19, 2009

Retinal Eye Screenings, Specialty Clinic,

9 AM – 12 PM

Retinal Eye Screenings, Specialty Clinic

9 AM – 12 PM

Cholesterol/

Diabetes/HBP Screenings, Lobby

10 AM – 12 PM

Cholesterol/

Diabetes/HBP Screenings, Lobby

10 AM – 12 PM

Cholesterol/

Diabetes/HBP Screenings, Lobby

10 AM – 12 PM

Prostate Screenings, Lab

3-5 PM

Prostate Screenings, Lab

3-5 PM

Prostate Screenings, Lab

3-5 PM

Prostate Screenings, Lab

3-5 PM

Prostate Screenings, Lab

3-5 PM

“After-Work Barbershop” – Men’s Discussion and Dinner at Nashville Barber and Style Academy, 2603 Jefferson Street, Nashville,

5:30-7:30 PM

All events listed are available at the Nashville location: Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, 1035 14th Avenue North , Nashville , TN 37208. For more information call, 615-324-9688.

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