More than half of men go to the doctor only when they feel sick or have an accident
COLUMBUS, Ga., June 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Men aren’t paying enough attention to their personal health care and they’re particularly tight lipped when it comes to mental health, according to the newly released Aflac Men’s Health Survey. The study of 1,000 U.S. men reveals fewer than half, 47%, had an annual checkup or wellness visit either virtually or in person in the past 12 months. Additionally, just 37% had a routine dental exam and only 29% had a routine eye exam in the past year.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars Program is designed to develop a pipeline of talented, diverse researchers and healthcare professionals by providing minority undergraduate students with academic and career mentorship. In collaboration with Q4HE, AHA is expanding its HBCU Scholars Program and creating a new initiative focused on reaching and empowering Hispanic students.
Project Power is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) initiative focused on slowing the spread of childhood obesity and diabetes among children ages 5–12 by promoting healthy habits, nutrition education, increased physical activity, and family involvement. This innovative free program connects youth who are at risk for type 2 diabetes with peers in a supportive educational environment.
Thirty students completed the American Heart Association (AHA)’s research program serving as the first-ever cohort of the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Scholars Program, which provides career mentorship, leadership development, and research stipends to promising Hispanic students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Research Symposium was held in Houston, Texas, where scholars shared presentations on their research and received medallions in a special ceremony to mark the completion of this program.
As a company dedicated to promoting a healthier world, Quest serves on the front lines in the fight against health disparities. Our sense of urgency increased soon after we introduced one of the first COVID-19 PCR tests, as we saw the disproportionate and devastating impact of the pandemic on underserved communities.
A survey by the The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) showed that 32% of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported binge drinking versus 26% of non-LGB adults. To learn more about findings from the study click here: https://bit.ly/3mp23ys
We’re committed to listening to mental health providers and learning how we can better help them support individuals with bipolar 1 disorder.
Our survey of psychiatrists conducted with The Harris Poll & Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – National Headquarters uncovered varying answers for why individuals may stop taking their medication.