In recent years, women's health has been a national priority. Pink ribbons warn of breast cancer. Pins shaped like red dresses raise awareness about heart disease. Offices of women's health have sprung up at every level of government to offer information and free screenings, and one of the largest government studies on hormones and diet in aging focused entirely on older women.The article goes on to say that women get much more health care than men, and much more money is spent on research for women's medical problems.
Yet statistics show that men are more likely than women to suffer an early death.
Now some advocates and medical scientists are beginning to ask a question that in some circles might be considered politically incorrect: Is men's health getting short shrift? ...
"We've got men dying at higher rates of just about every disease, and we don't know why," said Dr. Demetrius J. Porche, an associate dean at Louisiana State University.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Is men's health getting short shrift?
NY Times reports: