News Flash


Posted on: June 2, 2023

Dept. of Health Recognizes Men's Health Month

men's health month

Mount Morris, N.Y., June 2, 2023 – This June, National Men’s Health Month serves as a reminder for all men to take care of their bodies and minds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, American men die five years earlier than women. They also make up a larger percentage of the three leading causes of death in the United States, which are heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries. In honor of Men’s Health Month, the Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) encourages men to visit their primary care provider for a check-up and to promote healthy habits for young boys.

“Men often make their health a low priority. But many causes of illness are easily preventable. It’s a fact that simple awareness of preventable health problems, early detection, and treatment of disease can make a big difference in quality of life. Early detection by such routine exams as prostate screenings, blood pressure checks, cholesterol testing, colorectal cancer screenings – even such simple tests like those for blood sugar – can play an important role in staying healthy,” states Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director.


Many of the largest health issues men face can be prevented by healthier eating, regular exercise, and an open dialogue with your primary care practitioner. Personal risks vary from person to person, so seeing your health care provider is the most efficient way to take control of your health. It is essential for men and boys to get the health care they need, so take the time to schedule an appointment today.


For more information on men’s health statistics, visit the CDC website at For questions regarding local health resources, please contact the Livingston County Department of Health at 585-243-7299 or visit 



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: September 14, 2023

County Connections - Lynne Mignemi

Posted on: August 30, 2023
Copy of County Connections - Green

County Connections - Howie Green

Posted on: August 15, 2023

July Marks Disability Pride Month

Posted on: July 11, 2023
County Connection - Terry

County Connections - David Terry

Posted on: June 29, 2023
Hepatitis Prevention

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Posted on: May 16, 2023
County Connection - Watson

County Connections - Holly Watson

Posted on: April 20, 2023
County Connections - Tracy Byrd

County Connections - Tracy Byrd

Posted on: February 3, 2023
County Connections - Kim Ruliffson

County Connections - Kim Ruliffson

Posted on: October 19, 2022