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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: June 22, 2015
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MEN'S HEALTH MONTH: TIPS FOR LONGER, HAPPIER LIVES


DOVER (June 22, 2015) - Delaware Public Health celebrates Men's Health Month with smart tips for men and boys to reduce their chances of getting chronic diseases, illnesses, and injuries.

Step 1: Prevent Diseases, Illnesses, and Injuries

Step 2: Monitor Your Health

Stay one step ahead of discomfort and disease by getting checkups each year or more often, depending on your age and risk factors for disease.

Step 3: Immunization

Keep immunizations up to date to prevent multiple infectious diseases, and lost work and school time. Children, teenagers, and adults need to prevent measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, chickenpox, and shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended vaccination schedules can be found at cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html. The Delaware Immunization Program provides children and adult immunization records upon request by calling 800-282-8672.

Step 4: Take Control

If you've put your health on the back burner, change your attitude toward healing and take better care of yourself. Boost your awareness of other ways to improve your health so you can age well without experiencing preventable health hardships.

For more information about Men's Health Month, visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph and foh.hhs.gov/calendar/june.html.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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