Posted June 12, 2014 By Dr. Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
As a doctor and a public official committed to improving the health of Americans, I am concerned that men often have poorer health outcomes than women. As men, we can do a better job taking care of ourselves. Unfortunately, we are living sicker lives and dying younger than American women. Men are less likely than women to have health insurance and make recommended preventive visits to the doctor. Preventable illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes take a significant toll on our health.