12th Annual Men’s Health Event Returns to Ford Field – Press & Guide

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The MIU Men’s Health Foundation is hosting the 12th Annual Men’s Health Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 8 at Ford Field in Detroit.

Men 18 and older in the Detroit metro area, with or without health insurance, are encouraged to take advantage of this free event focused on preventative health care. Services will include life-saving screenings, blood tests, flu vaccinations, COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, HIV tests, dental and oral cancer check-ups, vision screenings and glaucoma, skin cancer screenings, venous dopplers, diabetic foot exams, cardiac status monitoring, colorectal cancer FIT kits, hepatitis A vaccines and mental health assessments.

“Far too many men have delayed or skipped routine health checkups during the pandemic, which can be critical to saving lives,” said Dr. Michael Lutz, president and founder of the MIU Men’s Health Foundation and urologist at the Michigan Institute of Urology. . “It’s a great opportunity to get back into the game and take charge of your health. It’s been a tough two years and we encourage local men to come to this event, get tested, and then lead a healthier lifestyle. There will be an incredible number of resources in one place to help you do this.

A current health assessment and screenings for some of the most treatable conditions will be provided at the event. Since many diseases are preventable, the event also provides a better understanding of how to live a healthy life, information on topics related to men’s health, and increased awareness of advances in healthcare.

(Photo courtesy of MIU Men’s Health Foundation)

The free health screenings and tests will be provided in partnership with Beaumont Health, Trinity Health, Ascension and are globally valued at over $2,000. In addition to standard vital measurements, blood screenings will test for prostate specific antigen (PSA), testosterone, glucose and cholesterol.

“It’s an easy way to sit down with a medical health expert and ask any questions you have, one-on-one, when you have time, without an appointment,” Dr. Lutz. “You can even bring your list of prescriptions and doses and review them with a pharmacist.”

The event will also include a free lunch for attendees, yoga, the chance to throw a basket, men’s haircuts provided by the Michigan Barber School, manicures and massages for the women who bring the men into their lives. at the event and inflatable structures for children. . A job fair will include multiple educational and vocational skills-based training opportunities to facilitate re-entry into the labor market following the COVID-19 pandemic. A midday halftime show will help the men “get back in the game” and feature an in-depth discussion on health and nutrition.

The Black Health Movement will hold field exercises as part of its second Saturday Fit Fest, and Gospel Against AIDS will offer prayer partners.

(Photo courtesy of MIU Men's Health Foundation)
(Photo courtesy of MIU Men’s Health Foundation)

More than 20,000 Metro Detroiters have participated and 103,000 health screenings have been completed since the men’s health event began in 2011.

Pre-registration is available online at TheMensHealthEvent.com. Email your questions to [email protected] Detailed descriptions of all blood tests and screenings are available at: https://www.miumenshealthfoundation.org/screening-details. Men who choose to participate in blood screening tests will receive a copy and explanation of their results by mail.

The event was also made possible by titanium sponsors Blue Earth Diagnostics, Eaton Steel Corporation, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Michigan Institute of Urology and Tolmar Pharmaceuticals.

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