Celebrating Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month!

Men’s Health Month is observed annually in June to raise awareness about men’s health issues and encourage men to take proactive steps to improve their well-being.  This initiative promotes healthy lifestyle choices, regular medical checkups, and preventive care to improve overall well-being and longevity for men.

Men’s health and estate planning are interconnected aspects of long-term well-being and financial security. Maintaining good health ensures that men can actively manage and enjoy their assets and legacy, while effective estate planning provides peace of mind and financial stability for their families in the event of illness or death. Proactive health measures and comprehensive estate plans are essential for safeguarding one’s future and ensuring that personal and financial wishes are respected.

Estate planning provides an opportunity for men to address potential health concerns and ensure their wishes are documented in case of incapacity or end-of-life decisions.


Tips for Scheduling Annual Checkups

  • Set a Reminder: Mark your calendar for an annual checkup during Men’s Health Month in June, making it a routine part of your health maintenance.
  • Prepare Questions: Make a list of any health concerns or questions you have to discuss with your doctor during your checkup.
  • Lifestyle Review: Use the checkup as an opportunity to review your lifestyle habits, such as diet, exercise, and sleep, and get professional advice on how to improve them.
  • Stay Consistent: Make it a habit to schedule and attend your annual checkup every year, reinforcing the importance of regular health monitoring.

Make prevention a priority – schedule yearly checkups and regular health screenings with your doctor!

Men’s Health Month aims to create lasting changes in attitudes and behaviors surrounding men’s health, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes, reduced mortality rates, and enhanced quality of life for men and boys worldwide.

5 Things to Know about Men’s Health Month

Here are some other important facts about men’s health to know:

  • The overall mortality rate is 41 percent higher for men than women, and it’s higher for men for 8 out of 10 leading causes of death—including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
  • 31 percent of men suffer depression in their lifetime and 9 percent of men have daily feelings of depression or anxiety. But only 1/4 talk to a mental health professional, and only 1/3 take medication. Pay attention to signs of depression and don’t be afraid to seek help.
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. A man is 2 to 3 times more likely to get prostate cancer if his father, brother or son had it. Talk to your doctor about having PSA and DRE levels checked.
  • Erectile dysfunction affects nearly 30 million men of all ages across the United States. If you’re having problems, see a urologist and make sure it’s not an early warning sign for something more serious, like heart disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar.
Source: 5 Things to Know about Men’s Health Month (Indiana University School of Medicine)


Estate and legal planning are vital for men, as they provide a structured approach to managing assets and healthcare decisions in case of unexpected health issues. Proper planning ensures that men’s medical preferences and financial intentions are honored, reducing stress and uncertainty for their families during critical times.

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law has offices in Annapolis, Pasadena, Frederick, and Stevensville, Maryland. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an estate planning attorney at Frame & Frame.