On Wear Blue Day -- a day created by the Men’s Health Network -- RRHC staff members wore blue to raise awareness about the health issues that plague men. Awareness regarding health issues occurring in the male population is critical since, on average, men live at least five years less than women.
While the entire month of June emphasizes creating awareness, Wear BLUE Day particularly spreads the message using a single color. Blue represents the ailments that largely affect men including testicular cancer, stroke, lung cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, and several other illnesses that decrease their lifespan.
Besides donning blue to show the men in our lives we care, RRHC would also like to remind our male patients to schedule regular checkups.
Recently had a physical checkup? Don’t forget about your mental health too. In addition to primary care, Ritchie Regional also offers behavioral health services. Just call or text 304-643-4005 to schedule an appointment. To request an appointment, please click here. To self-schedule an appointment, click here.
✨Want to take part in the Wear BLUE Day this year? There’s still time! All you have to do is pick out your favorite blue outfit and post a picture of yourself in the comments! Help us raise awareness about men’s health! ✨
Husbands. Fathers. Brothers. Uncles. Partners. Friends. Coworkers. Sons. They are the reason we wear blue.