Men's Health

Men's Health University

On average, men in the United States die six years younger than women and have higher death rates for all 15 leading causes of death. Getting men to schedule annual check-ups is at best like pulling teeth. The alpha-male is taught from an early age that their individual health is not a main concern. The hunter/gatherer looks to take care of the family first, although by overlooking their own health they are doing the family a disservice. In general, men have been taught to ignore pain. Men usually delay or avoid seeking medical attention even when they know something could be wrong.

That's why INTEGRIS Health has developed Men's Health University. Men-U gives men the opportunity for free health checks and cancer screenings in a tailgate party environment with food and door prizes.

The 10th Annual Men's Health University is Saturday, Sept. 21 at Crossroads Mall in conjunction with the South OKC Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Party Trade Show. The event includes lunch, door prizes and giveaways all in a fun, tailgate atmosphere for the men of the Oklahoma City metro!

The health and cancer screenings include:

Free Men's Health Screenings:
Glucose
Cholesterol
Blood Pressure
Vision
Hearing
Stroke Assessment
Health Resource Information
Oklahoma Lions Club Mobile Health Unit
Free Cancer Screenings*:
Prostate
Oral
Skin
Colo-Rectal

* Appointment required for cancer screenings
only. To reserve your spot, call 405-951-2277.

Attendees who bring their INTEGRIS Man Card will receive 500 Man Points for participating in the event. If you are one of the few men in OKC who doesn't have your very own Man Card, click here to fill out an application.

For more information or to reserve your spot for the event, call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.

Company Participation

If your company would like to participate as a sponsor of the 2013 Men's Health University, please contact INTEGRIS Community Health Improvement at 405-717-9870 for additional information.

About Men-U

Men-U is a series of events that takes place throughout the year designed to educate men and their loved ones on the importance of men taking care of their health. Health checks such as cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and prostate cancer screenings are featured. Physician presentations on health issues for men as well as information booths and entertainment are provided.

The Men-U events held during the past five years were all a huge success in educating men on specific health issues, providing free health screenings and referring men to primary care physicians for follow-up.

Empowering men with information is an important first step to improving their overall health and longevity. These events will be a great way for men to learn about health care issues in a fun, supportive environment.