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National men’s health week

June 18, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Please join Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) as they celebrate Men's Health Month in June. Monday, June 13, 2011 marked the beginning of this year's National Men's Health Week, which culminates appropriately on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011. The theme for this year is "Awareness, Prevention, Education, and Family."

The purpose of Men's Health Month and Week is to heighten public awareness of preventable health problems and encourage the early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. While Medicare now provides coverage for a wider array of preventive services and screenings, many men covered by Medicare are not fully using these services that can make a difference in the quality of their health. Please join Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and GCMH in helping men with Medicare learn how they can live longer, healthier lives through disease prevention, early detection, and lifestyle modifications that support a healthier life.

Medicare provides coverage of many preventive services and screenings that are especially meaningful to men, including but not limited to:

Colorectal and prostate cancer screenings

Cardiovascular disease screenings

Diabetes screening, diabetes self-management training, and medical nutrition therapy

HIV screening

Immunizations,

including:

o Hepatitis B

o Influenza

o Pneumococcal

Smoking Cessation Counseling

While coverage by Medicare is subject to certain eligibility criteria, many preventive services and screenings can now be received with no out-of-pocket costs to the beneficiary. Many of the preventative services and screenings covered by Medicare require a referral from your family provider. Please call the GCMH Schedulers at (319) 824-5081 or toll-free (888) 824-5081 for more information or to schedule a preventative service or screening.

 
 

 

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