Men's Health Week in Colville: June 13-19

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Mayor Louis Janke joined the cause of promoting healthy families by issuing a proclamation designating the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, as Men’s Health Week in the Colville. This special awareness period is part of Men’s Health Month (June), a national effort to help educate men, boys and their families on the value of regular preventive screenings and healthy lifestyles.

On average, life expectancy nationwide for men is five years less than that for women, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), men die at higher rates of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease. The CDC also reports that women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit their doctor for regular preventive screenings.

“It is important that all men and women know it is critical to get routine checkups, exercise and take care of your mental health to have a meaningful and productive life for your families, co-workers and friends,” said Mayor Louis Janke.