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Our fathers, partners, brothers, and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young and we can’t afford to stay silent. Join us and help make an impact on Men’s Health this #Movember.

This year we are hosting some great events and giving away a signed UNC Football! As always, help spread the word and if you can, please support our two amazing campaigns featured below.

 

Movember Foundation

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health.

Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention – they’re taking them all on.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.


UNC Men’s Health Program

Clinical Care, Research, Community Outreach

The UNC Men’s Health Program aims to study and treat numerous health issues that impact men. The differences in health behaviors, preventative screening and medical treatment between men and women have contributed to a widespread, silent health crisis among men. This comprehensive program brings together teams of physicians, scientists, public health leaders and specialists who are dedicated to addressing the health and well-being of men through coordinated clinical care, scientific research, and community outreach.

Why Men’s Health?

The Silent Health Crisis

Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for largely preventable reasons. This means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

HOW? HERE ARE OUR TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW, AND DO.

Spend time with people who make
you feel good.

Stay connected. Your friends are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time.
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Talk, more.

You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving.
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Know the numbers.

At 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether it’s right for you to have a PSA test. If you are African American or have a father or brother with prostate cancer, you should be having this conversation at 45. Know your numbers, know your risk, talk to your doctor.
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Know thy nuts. Simple.

Get to know what’s normal for your testicles. Give them a check regularly and go to the doctor if something doesn’t feel right.
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Move, more.

Add more activity to your day. Do more of what makes you feel good.
– Take a walking meeting
– Park further away from the station
– Get off the bus a stop or two earlier
– Instead of the elevator, take the stairs
– Cycle to work instead of driving