Thank you for taking an active role in your health.
The purpose of March MAN-ness is to help men live healthier lives.
With a nod to NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament, University of Colorado Health in northern Colorado created its own men’s health awareness month—March MAN-ness—to emphasize the importance of disease prevention and early detection for men, who typically tend to avoid health checkups.
March MAN-ness is series of free happy hours featuring a panel discussion will include Colorado Health Medical Group providers from primary care, oncology, cardiology, and urology, four medical areas where men’s lives are most impacted.
In March of 2013, events were held at Crabtree Brewing in Greeley, Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins, locations favored by some men.
More than 200 people participated. Community members, cancer survivors, physicians and celebrities where among those in attendence, including: Scott James, radio host on BIg Country 97.9; CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham
; CSU football coach Jim McElwain; CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert; Colorado Eagles captain Riley Nelson and Eagles founder and Stanley Cup champion Ralph Backstrom.
UCHealth organized the events to share information that can save lives but in a causal setting, providing men a space to talk about often ignored topics like prostate, heart and colon health.
Many men wait until they are sick or in pain to see the doctor. Avoidance often occurs for a number of reasons. Common explanations are that it's embarrassing or inconvenient. Some feel that they're already healthy while others are afraid of the exam and possible results.
Learn more about the event.
Did you know?
Nearly 1 in 2 men will have cancer at some point in their lives.
And yet, men don't visit their doctor even when statistics show that mortality rates decline when they take an active role in their health.
Preventive screenings are medical tests that can detect illnesses before they become a serious health problem. Many diseases can be minimized or even prevented with routine screening.
Preventive maintenance helps to avoid unexpected breakdowns and extend the life of the vehicle.
Watch a panel discussion featuring CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham, Dr. Josh Petit, radiation oncologist, Dr. Patrick Green, cardiologist, Dr. Tim Soper, urologist and Dr. TJ Seneker, primary care resident.
More than 200 people participated in March MAN-ness. Community members, physicians, CSU coaches and Eagles players were among those in attendance. To see a photo gallery of the events, click on the slideshow above or click here.
Listen to podcasts of the panel discussions.
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Jack Graham, shares the story of his heart attack, the importance of early detection screenings and seeing a doctor on a regular basis.
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How early detection screens can save your life. Roger Corliss shares the story of detecting his bone marrow cancer. He credits being alive today because he caught it early through regular early detection screenings.
Learn how to prevent and detect colorectal cancer
Dr. Douglas Kemme and a colon cancer survivor explain what it's like to get a colonoscopy, when you need to get one, early detection symptoms and more.
Listen to the full 15 minute podcast.
Reducing the scope of radiation treatment for prostate cancer with early detection
The earlier you find the cancer the higher the survival rate explains Radiation Oncologist, Josh Petit, MD.
UCHealth CEO Rulon Stacey recorded his colonoscopy to show how easy the procedure is, and that if you're 50 years old, fear shouldn't keep you from getting this potentially life-saving screening.