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Men's Health

Men die an average of five years earlier than women and are at higher risk for serious diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, and HIV. Familiarity with men’s health issues, regular screenings, and preventive care can be key in encouraging good health and long life.

The Military Health System provides comprehensive men’s health care related to cardiovascular health, mental health, musculoskeletal injuries, and reproductive health. Our goal is to ensure the health of all men at every stage of life and no matter your age, you can take simple steps to live healthier.

Men’s Health Facts

Your Health is Our Mission!

Explore the comprehensive men’s health services available to you in the Military Health System at every stage of your life.

What can you do to take charge of your health?

See a doctor for regular checkups even if you feel healthy. Some diseases and health conditions don’t have symptoms at first. Plus, seeing a doctor will give you a chance to learn more about your health. Here are some more things you can do to take charge of your health:

  • Eat healthy and get active.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Know your family’s health history.
  • Get screening tests to check for health problems before you have symptoms.
  • Make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations.

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