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Healthwise E-links, Men’s Health Month, May 2015

This month’s focus: Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is recognized each June to encourage early detection and treatment of disease for men and boys. We can use this month to raise awareness about preventable problems. Support the men who visit your website by featuring tools and information about the importance of health screenings, checkups, and self-care. The Healthwise Knowledgebase offers many resources and helpful information to educate your members and patients about men’s health.

How to use e-links

Keep your website content fresh and engaging with Healthwise E-links. The copy promotes timely health themes by highlighting topics in the Healthwise® Knowledgebase. Use the copy below on your website homepage or condition-specific pages, and create links to the related Healthwise Knowledgebase topics. You can also place the copy in emails, newsletters, or any other consumer outreach programs.

man fishing
Portrait of a happy senior fisherman with his rod and reel.

Get in the game for a healthy future

Too often a health problem turns into a crisis when it could have been treated early. Unfortunately, men often wait for a crisis before they decide to visit the doctor. A doctor visit is a small price to pay to prevent a devastating disease. Sometimes, by the time a symptom shows up, it may be more difficult to cure or manage the disease. Your job is to take control of your own health care. So, if you’re the type who avoids the doctor, you might want to change your game plan. Start here to find out which health screenings you need. [Create a hyperlink to the Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tc4037]

Failure to launch

It can happen to any man at any time. All signs point to yes, but a certain body part isn’t cooperating. It can be frustrating for you and your partner. If this keeps happening, it might be time to talk to your doctor. Here is helpful information if you are struggling with erection problems. Learning what causes erectile dysfunction, how you can treat it, and what you can do to prevent this condition can make a difference. [Create a hyperlink to the Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction) on your website. DOCHWID=hw112768]

Should you have a PSA test?

By all appearances, you may feel like a strong, healthy man. But check this out: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test is a screening tool for prostate cancer. Many men have heard of PSA testing, but will a PSA test help you live longer or could the test actually lead to more tests that can cause harm? Recent research suggests that the test may not be as beneficial as once was thought. But does that mean you shouldn’t have it done? Here’s an easy-to-use tool that will help you weigh the facts along with your personal preferences. [Create a hyperlink to the Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID=aa38144]

Urinary problems: Tips to help

Many people don’t think of healthy urinary function as interesting, at least not until they have an issue. But urinary problems from BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia can be annoying, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. BPH occurs in almost all men as they age. BPH is usually not a serious problem, but it can affect your health and your mood. Learn about the symptoms of BPH and the cause. Lifestyle changes, such as cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, can sometimes be enough to reduce your symptoms. Get more tips on treating BPH here. [Create a hyperlink to the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw30200]

One-stop resource for men’s health

From hair loss to prostate cancer, men have some unique health issues. Are you wondering whether you should have a PSA test? Or what you can do about erection problems? You will find in this learning center a list of topics to help you make good health decisions and live a longer, healthier life. Chock-full of useful facts, information, and interactive tools, this one-stop resource for men’s health issues can help you find answers. [Create a hyperlink to the Men’s Health Learning Center on your website. DOCHWID=center1027]

Teasers for social media

  • Don’t wait until you’re health problem turns into a crisis. Find out which health screenings you need. [Insert a shortened URL to the Health Screening: Finding Health Problems Early Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tc4037]
  • Are you struggling with erection problems? Learn how to get help here. [Insert a shortened URL to the Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction) on your website. DOCHWID=hw112768]
    Should you have a PSA test? [Insert a shortened URL to the Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test? Decision Point on your website. DOCHWID= aa38144]
    Is it hard for you to get to the men’s room in time? Here are some tips to help. [Insert a shortened URL to the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=hw30200]
  • Whether you have questions about prostate cancer or erection problems this helpful guide to men’s health has all the info you’ll need. [Insert a shortened URL to the Men’s Health Learning Center on your website. DOCHWID=center1027]