Congress kicks off National Men's Health Week

Jun 15, 2006

Congressional leaders and their staffs kicked off National Men's Health Week this week with screenings June 13 to 15 on Capitol Hill.

Congressional leaders and their staffs kicked off National Men’s Health Week this week with screenings June 13 to 15 on Capitol Hill. The 3-day screening is designed to demonstrate how simple, pain-free diagnostic tests can save lives.

Recognizing that men are less likely to schedule screenings and physicals to discuss their health with their physician, the Men’s Health Network has launched a new web site, www.checkmensfacts.com, that explores the conditions that often cause erectile dysfunction, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The site features information on these conditions, topics to discuss with a physician, and a survey.

“We’re pleased that Congress continues to take such an active role in emphasizing men’s health,” said Scott Williams, of the Men’s Health Network. “The support of Congress and National Men’s Health Week participants nationwide has enabled us to raise awareness of men’s health issues in communities across the country.”