Spotlight on Health: National Men’s Health Week

Get Active!June 15th – 21st marks National Men’s Health Week. Since 1994, this event has been celebrated the week leading up to Father’s Day and is a part of the grander Men’s Health Month, which is recognized throughout June. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage detection and treatment of disease among men. It’s not just about dads though; it’s important to encourage all of the men you care about to live healthy lives, be they sons, best friends, boyfriends or co-workers! If you’re a guy, this is a good chance to turn the focus inward and assess if you’re being your healthiest you. Here are some ways, courtesy of the CDC, to do less of some things or quit others altogether to make health improvements.

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Try a new source for your health news this summer

Looking for a fresh place to get your health news this summer? Try healthfinder.gov from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This portal for all things health-related has a lot to offer, including daily headlines, an A to Z list of health topics, a weekly digest of new stories on various topics, and much more. Can’t remember when National Fruits & Veggies month is (Spoiler alertit’s September)? You can even find a list of national health observances. Stay connected by signing up to get all of your health news via the site’s many social media outlets, or subscribe to get information delivered to your email inbox. You can even read up about health care reform, or browse information on over 500 health subjects.

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Check out healthfinder.gov for more easy-to-read and up-to-the-minute health news and information.

Tech Talk Thursday: Exploring a Device for Cluster Headache Stimulation Therapy

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Technological advances in medicine are diving into prevention and treatment of chronic headaches and migraines with an electronic implant! Autonomic Technologies, Inc. has created their own ATI Neurostimulation System, an implant that would be inserted in the upper gums of your mouth to stimulate the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve bundle.

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