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Men's Health Week
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mens health week
TE WIKI HAUORA TA˜NE 2013
Men s free health check focuses on prevention
During Men's Health Week, 10-16 June 2013, New Zealand men are being given
the opportunity to take charge of their health by completing a simple What's
Your Score survey and taking a free Men's Health Pit Stop Check at their local
Testicular cancer is an example of a
common cancer that can strike any man
at any time, however it can be readily
managed through detection and taking a
preventative path'' --- New Zealand men's
health researcher Dr Lannes Johnson
Research reveals that every three
hours one New Zealand man dies
of a potentially preventable illness.
A routine and regular health check up is
all that is needed to take a positive step
toward a preventative path.
Medical doctor and New Zealand men's
health researcher Dr Lannes Johnson
says that Men's Health Week reminds us
that men need to be aware of what our
bodies are telling us and also perhaps
not telling us, as sometimes there can
be some underlying issues that we don't
know about until it may be too late.
''Testicular cancer is an example of a
common cancer that can strike any
man at any time, however it can be
readily managed through detection
and taking a preventative path'' says
To do the What's Your Score survey
and find out where to get your free
Men's Health Pit Stop Check, go to
Get a heart health check today
There are 16 people today who will lose the fight against heart disease.
People you may even know. And worse, the majority of these
deaths are premature and preventable.
"Since we started just over 40 years ago, heart disease death
rates in New Zealand have halved and stroke death rates have
almost halved," Heart Foundation Heart Health Advocate Jo Arthur
"Despite these excellent results, these diseases still account for
more than 40 percent of all deaths in New Zealand each year.
Changes to the way Kiwis live, work and play is creating a new
wave of challenges and our work is as critical as it has ever been.
Sixteen deaths a day are 16 deaths too many.
"Through a regular heart check we can go a long way to prevent
unnecessary and premature death," she says.
All New Zealand men over 45 years should get their
heart checked and if you are of Maori, Pacific or
South East Asian descent you should get a heart
health check even earlier than this - when you're 35.
A heart health check from your doctor or practice
nurse is the best way to check your heart age and to
find out if you are at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Your family doctor or nurse will:
Ask about your risk factors such as smoking, exercise and diet
Ask if there is any family history of heart attack or stroke
Measure your blood pressure, height, weight and waist
Test your cholesterol and blood glucose levels (for diabetes).
After considering all the risk factors, your doctor or nurse will
calculate your risk of having a heart attack or stroke over the next
"It's quick, painless and it might just save your life -- so I encourage
women and men to call your family doctor or nurse for a heart
health check," Jo says.
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