"Implementation of the ACA and the concurrent restructuring of health care services provide an important and unique window of opportunity to engage boys and men in meaningful ways to reduce male health disparities and their impact on our economy, families and communities," said Giorgianni. "This Framework paper provides not only important facts and figures regarding the sub-optimal health status of boys and men, including the shockingly poor health of many of our most venerable males, but also sets a challenge to reduce the mortality gap between American men and women by half within two generations.""As the data reveals, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with a higher prevalence for men," said Richard Allen Williams, MD, FACC, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and Founder, The Association of Black Cardiologists, and co-author. "Addressing conditions such as stroke, atrial fibrillation (AFib), hypertension, and congestive heart failure is a crucial step which needs to be made to increase the lifespan for men and close the gender gap when it comes to mortality."
Men's Health Braintrust Publishes 'A Framework For Advancing The Overall Health And Wellness Of America's Boys And Men'
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