On Call with Dr. Porter
June 10-16 is Men’s Health Week. I think it’s interesting that we have set up a special week to call attention to Men’s health. In my opinion, Men’s health should be a focus 52 weeks of the year as it should be for everyone’s health. Setting aside a special week is well meaning, but we have to remember prevention and early detection is key and men don’t like to go to the doctor – ever. Even if it is Men’s Health Week. Being healthy and living longer is a 365-day process that includes eating right, exercising and staying on top of our health. Of course, doing all this isn’t easy but we found some help. On the cover this month we are featuring Cleveland Clinic. This is a medical entity that has created an international name for itself, because of the great strides to offer the best possible patient care. When you read the story, you will notice how Cleveland Clinic gets a pat on the back for being “innovative”, but the kudos are well deserved. Health care is a continually evolving process and Cleveland Clinic prides itself on being part of the evolution. Among the many things Cleveland Clinic works on is patient information. I encourage you to visit the Cleveland Clinic website for the Cleveland Clinic Health Hub. Here you will find information and tips on virtually every type of health issue in friendly, consumer language. We have been so impressed with the health hub that we have posted a few of the examples on our magazine website and will frequently run “Health Hub” pieces in our magazine. So remember, while Men’s Health Week is this month, don’t forget that Men’s Health – as well as every member of the family health – is a full time endeavor.
Steve Porter, MD Publisher and Chairman