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Men’s Health Tune-Up

Posted by | Posted in Events, Friends of Memorial, Men, Screenings | Posted on 09-02-2017

Preventative approaches to healthcare are becoming more and more important for avoiding long-term, chronic issues. Guys, that means you, too! Robert Bussing, MD, with Memorial Physician Services, and Tobias Kohler, MD, with SIU School of Medicine, will discuss six of the top men’s health issues followed by a Q & A, and get free health screenings, too. Read the rest of this entry »

Help for Men, National Depression Screening Day

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Behavioral Health, Men, Mental Health | Posted on 06-10-2016

Father and daughter sitting in the kitchenSure, everyone has days where sadness creeps in, but typically the feelings should pass after a few days. If it gets to a point that the sadness, exhaustion, or loss of interest starts to affect your daily life, you may be suffering from depression. National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 6 and is an important reminder that depression doesn’t discriminate. It impacts both men and women, but depression can affect men differently than it does women.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men may be more likely to feel very tired and irritable and lose interest in their work, family or hobbies. They may be more likely to have difficulty sleeping than women who have depression. Read the rest of this entry »

Down 60 Pounds and Medication Free after Three-Year Battle with Diabetes

Posted by | Posted in Diabetes, Men, Weight Loss & Wellness Center Patient Stories, Weight Loss and Wellness | Posted on 18-06-2015

A healthier Greg Mayes

A healthier Greg Mayes

The week leading up to Father’s Day—this year, June 15-21—is known as National Men’s Health Week. It’s a chance to encourage guys to seek regular medical advice and raise awareness for prevention and early detection of preventable health problems. Greg Mayes, a former patient at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, experienced firsthand how much life can change by simply asking for help.

At 31, Greg was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Three years later, he was still having trouble regulating his blood sugar, and he was beginning to notice increasing health complications due to his diabetes.  Both of his parents are diabetic, and at 5 feet 10 inches and 275 pounds, the 34-year-old knew something had to give.

“My body was handing me a pink slip,” Greg said. Read the rest of this entry »

“Real Men Don’t Cry” – A Mental Health Myth

Posted by | Posted in Men, Mental Health | Posted on 29-05-2014

depressed manThe tough guy persona is a familiar one on television and the movie screen, but it’s unrealistic for men to think they can just “shake it off” when confronted with emotional situations.

More than 6 million men in the United States suffer from depression each year, says Ray Redick, a licensed clinical professional counselor with Memorial Counseling Associates. Read the rest of this entry »

“Real Men Don’t Cry” – A Mental Health Myth

Posted by | Posted in Men, Mental Health | Posted on 16-05-2014

GHSH Website Question Homepage Banner Mental Health 961 x 300The tough guy persona is a familiar one on television and the movie screen, but it’s unrealistic for men to think they can just “shake it off” when confronted with emotional situations.

More than 6 million men in the United States suffer from depression each year, says Ray Redick, a licensed clinical professional counselor with Memorial Counseling Associates. Read the rest of this entry »

Prostate Cancer: What Men Need to Know

Posted by | Posted in Cancer Care, Events, Men | Posted on 15-09-2011

More than 210,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and more than 32,000 will die, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). One in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes.

But a simple blood test called a PSA test can help catch prostate cancer early. The PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein produced by the prostate gland, according to the American Cancer Society. Read the rest of this entry »