On Call with Dr. Porter

Wellness Update - - 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

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