Monday, November 18, 2013

Movember

My Movember stache is
making progress.
I'm taking a little departure from the main theme of the blog to draw my readers' attention to Movember: a month long focus on men's health.  You can read about it here.  You might have heard of this initiative.  During November, men grow moustaches to raise awareness about men's health issues.

The top ten killers of men according to the CDC are heart disease, cancer, accidents, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, suicide, pneumonia, kidney disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Movember focuses attention on some of the greatest health risks to men:  prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.  So if you are over 50, get a prostate screening.  All guys should check their junk regularly for irregularities.  And if you have mental health issues, don't be shy about getting help.  It's one of the leading men's health problems and you should not be afraid to reach out.

Also, if you are growing a Movember stache like me, send it along and I'll post it.  If I get a bunch of them, I'll pick my favorite one to win a cool bat t-shirt.

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