The program will feature health and nutrition seminars, health screenings, cooking demonstrations and consultations with medical providers. Informational sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. Refreshments and lunch will also be served.
“Men should regularly participate in primary health care and have a regular examination throughout every decade of their lives,” said Noel Santini, MD, Medical Director of Parkland’s Community Oriented Primary Care health centers. “Each decade brings on new health opportunities and by participating in regular check-ups, men are able to act on their health care concerns rather than react.”
The most common health conditions experienced by men include heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, low testosterone and cancer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 307,225 men in 2009 alone. The Prostate Health Guide reports that each year more than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die from the disease.
Parkland physicians provide the following health tips for males of all ages:
For more information or to pre-register for the event, click the link below or contact Ron Session at 214.266.0651. Participants may also register at the door.
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201