In November, Employees at EHS joined the Movember campaign aimed at raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.
In the last week of November, EHS employees wore fun mustaches with their face masks as a way to draw attention to health problems that affect men. The mustache is the symbol of the Movember movement.
According to the Movember Foundation, men are facing a health crisis that nobody talks about. Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. What is worse is that men tend to visit the doctor less compared to women. In the USA, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and testicular cancer affects mostly young men between 15 and 34 years old. On average, men experience a first heart attack at age 65, seven years earlier than women.
Many of the problems that affect men’s health can be prevented and or treated. November is the perfect opportunity to encourage men to visit their doctors and take care of their health.