Guys, it's OK to put your health first
Article Date: Jun 3, 2013

Listen up, men. Health care professionals are tired of your excuses. It's time for an attitude adjustment. It's time to make your health a priority. Recently, a not-so-secret was exposed — men are less likely to go to the doctor than women. They also are less likely to take preventive steps to stay healthier longer. Consequently, men die an average of seven years sooner than women.

In the health care industry, there is more serious movement to awaken in men the same health awareness that women have. The Alegent Creighton Health system is attempting to break down the barriers that keep men from engaging in preventive health measures.

"It's complicated navigating through the system," said Larry Niemann, campus operations leader for Lakeside Hospital in Omaha and Midlands Hospital in Papillion, which are part of the Alegent Creighton Health system.

In April, Alegent Creighton Health launched what it calls the "Men's Health Nurse Navigator Program," which distributes information, motivates men to take responsibility for their health and helps with scheduling appointments and following through.

Read the full article on Omaha.com.


Reader Comments
There are currently no comments.
Post a Comment
Comment Policy
Name *
Email Address *
Spam Check * I am:
An Individual
A Business
Alegent Employee
A Spambot
3 + 1 =
Message *
This is a moderated comment section.
Your post will be displayed upon approval.
Recent Articles
Eight Things You Need to Know About "the Conversation"
Apr 16, 2014

Gym Friendship Takes Them Thousands of Miles Away
Apr 15, 2014

Alegent Creighton Health gives churches the tools they need to develop healthy congregations
Apr 14, 2014

Sweet Surprise: NICU nurse cares for mother and baby, 30 years apart
Apr 8, 2014

Listen Up! Earbuds can damage your hearing
Apr 7, 2014