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GET THE CARE YOU NEED!
We are accepting donations for our Mobile Clinic. With a mobile clinic we will be able to provide a wide range of treatments for men suffering.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) defines “charity care”, also known as “financial assistance”, as “free or discounted health services provided to persons who meet the organization’s eligibility criteria for financial assistance and are unable to pay for all or a portion of the services.”
Is there financial help for my medical bills?
Financial assistance programs, sometimes called “charity care,” provide free or discounted health care to people who need help paying their medical bills. These programs may help patients who do not have insurance and patients who have insurance but are underinsured.
Steps to ask about financial assistance or charity care
1. Ask for a copy of the hospital’s FAP up front. By law, the policy must be provided free of charge and explain how to apply for help. In communities with significant limited English proficiency populations, a hospital may be required to translate documents into the primary language of those communities.
Incarceration / Suicide
Incarceration is hard for everyone involved, and suicide is among the leading causes of death for incarcerated people while they are imprisoned. Preventing suicide is often possible and takes the efforts of many. In partnership with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NY DOCCS), we’d like to make sure you’re informed about the warning signs that indicate your incarcerated loved one may be contemplating suicide.
General signals people show that mean they may be at risk for suicide include:
- They stop activities they normally do (going to the yard, mess hall or a program).
- They stop talking to people they normally do (family, friends or other incarcerated individuals).
- They talk about giving up on life and feeling hopeless or helpless.
- They talk about death or suicide.
The following are some examples of statements people might make that indicate they may be at risk for suicide:
- “I can’t take it anymore.”
- “You are better off without me.”
- “I don’t have anything to live for anymore.”
- “I can’t hold it together anymore.”
- “I feel like I am burden to you/my family/everyone.”
- “I have a debt I can’t repay.”
- “I’m in over my head.”
- “I can’t get over the loss of my relationship.”
- “I am giving away my commissary/radio/magazines.”
If you are worried that your incarcerated loved one may be considering self-harm or suicide, please contact the facility where your loved one is housed to share your concerns as soon as possible.
Every life is valuable; and by fostering a culture of care and compassion, we can all work together to help prevent suicide.
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Welcome Male Awareness Foundation
Throughout most of the year, men’s health is rarely discussed.
These are some of the main reasons behind the creation of the Male Awareness Foundation.
The mission of the Male Awareness Foundation is simple – to reduce the number of men dying prematurely. Since 2014 Male Awareness Foundation has been trying to help. Male Awareness Foundation Want To help health projects around the world that support men’s health research and efforts that transform the way health services reach and support men.
These are important endeavors considering that close to 60% of American men do not see a doctor regularly unless they are already seriously ill. In a survey from 2019, 20% of men admitted to not being honest with their doctor when they do in fact see them. The top reasons for doing so were an embarrassment, resistance to being told to change their habits/lifestyle, and not being ready to face or know their diagnosis.
Celebrated each year during June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. Hosted by Men’s Health Network since 1992, the month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns. Men’s Health Month is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It’s important as a senior man to brush up on your health facts, listen to your body, and be sure to get regular checkups. Not only will you live longer, you’ll have a better quality of life.
General Health – Even if you don’t feel sick if it important to see your doctor regularly and schedule annual exams. Here are some of the screening tests recommended by Johns Hopkins for men 65+:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Blood pressure
- Colorectal Cancer
- Diabetes mellitus, type 2
- Lipid disorders
You can be in good shape, and also have heart disease or cancer. If something’s wrong with your heart, you might not always know. Luckily, today’s technology can help Doctors detect heart disease and cancer long before symptoms show up. There are tests your Doctor can suggest. You could go for years without realizing you have clogged arteries that leave you a heartbeat away from a heart attack or cancerous cells or masses that can kill you. In the early stage of heart disease, symptoms may be absent or easily missed. Even a full-blown heart attack may not have the sudden, severe chest pain that you see in the movies. Some heart attacks cause symptoms so mild that people mistake them for indigestion. Many cancers are silent killers as well, and early detection is key in surviving these deadly diseases.
Take charge of your life by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular check-ups and screenings.
A health checklist for men will vary by age group, but tracking basic health measures like blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) are important at any age. Use the information on this site to help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to get, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take for good health.
Stay Healthy at Any Age
Get the Screenings You Need! Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Blood pressure checks and tests for high cholesterol are examples of screenings. You can get some screenings, such as blood pressure readings, in your doctor’s office. Others such as a colonoscopy, for example, a test for colorectal cancer, require special equipment, so you may need to see a specialist for these exams. After a screening test, ask when you will see the results and who you should talk to about them.
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