Newsflash: Men and women are different.

Of course, men don’t have to go through what many women go through in reproductive health, such as pregnancy, giving birth, and other issues.

But men do fare worse in other heath conditions.

Men die at higher rates than women for 8 of the 10 top causes of death. Men die at younger ages than women, and they are more likely to develop chronic diseases throughout their lifetimes, Livestrong.com reports.

Among Latino men, the numbers are even starker. Latino men have lifespans that are 5 years shorter than Latinas. They are more likely to have undiagnosed mental health issues.

Latino man at doctor clinicFor the National Men’s Health Month in June, let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about Latino men’s health issues, solutions, and resources on June 6, 2017.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “National Men’s Health Month”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) & the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth)
  • Optional hashtag: #MensHealthMonth

Join us as we discuss:

  • What serious conditions affect men, and why?
  • What keeps many men from getting the physical and mental health help they need?
  • How can providers and community leaders help?
  • What can men do to step up?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help promote men’s health!

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.

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