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New Office of Men's Health
« on: September 13, 2006, 03:54:31 PM »

Here is a interesting link on an interesting topic.  If government is going to be dabbling in the area of picking and choosing what heath issues our taxes support, (which they are) then it is time we stop supporting research on "politically correct diseases" or politically correct groups.  There has long been an Office of Women's Health.  It seems unreal that we would even have to be proposing one for men.

Check it out and consider voicing support.  http://www.menshealthoffice.info/
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006, 02:11:01 AM »

Hawk,

Excellent post, I sent my senators and representative a letter, it does seem that us men and all our conditions, issues, and problems seem to be forgotten while women get more attention and funding.  After all the white male is the most discriminated person in America these days. I think our problem is we don't organize and get active like women do, this website is surely a sign we can do so, keep up the good work everyone!

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006, 03:38:00 AM »

From Wikipedia about Mike Crapo, one of the co-sponsors:

Crapo was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and underwent a radical prostectomy in January 2000. While he had a full recovery and was declared cancer-free at that time, prostate cancer recurred in 2005 and he underwent a series of radiation treatments. His experience led him to become active in advocating for early detection tests for cancer and other treatable diseases.

What a difference a little first hand experience makes.  And, this bill's goal is to benefit men of all races.  The new office would be under the United States Department of Human Services.
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Re: New Office of Men's Health
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2006, 04:13:10 AM »

Personally I would support this Bill. It’s a step in the right direction for men. Collectively along with our wives, girlfriends, etc, we can get our Peyronies Disease feet wet once enacted. Get our proverbial foot in the door by advocating to a men only government entity. Seriously guys, what the hell have we got now? In large part the medical community, more specifically urologists (13,000 plus), the NIH, and NORD are not our friends and are not Peyronies Disease friendly.

The only problem I see in the immediate future is a threat of the Bill itself. The democrat and  republican parties are in a power struggle for the Senate and Congress. I wonder how many proponents of this Bill will still be in office after the elections, and will the Bill survive a partisan shift?       

Just a thought…
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2006, 07:08:16 AM »

I understand the bill has bipartisan support. 

I am, generally, against more bureaucracy.  Lord knows we don't need politicians in charge of health care (which they already are to a significant extent).  However, the bureaucracy is already there.  It just focuses on women's issues.  I see this as balancing the scale or the other side of the same coin (a slippery slope, I know).

Here is a copy of the House and Senate version of the bill.  SORRY - LONg POST

Men's Health Act of 2006 (Introduced in the House)

109th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. R. 5624
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Men's Health.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. FOSSELLA (for himself, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mr. GILCHREST, Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. HOLT, Mr. ISSA, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Mr. KING of New York, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. LOBIONDO, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. MCNULTY, Mrs. MUSGRAVE, Mr. OWENS, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ROGERS of Michigan, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, and Mr. WYNN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
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A BILL
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Men's Health.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Men's Health Act of 2006'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds as follows:

(1) A silent health crisis is affecting the health and well-being of America's men.

(2) While this health crisis is of particular concern to men, it is also a concern for women regarding their fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers.

(3) Men's health is a concern for employers who pay the costs of medical care, and lose productive employees.

(4) Men's health is a concern to Federal and State governments which absorb the enormous costs of premature death and disability, including the costs of caring for dependents left behind.

(5) The life expectancy gap between men and women has increased from one year in 1920 to almost six years in 2002.

(6) Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States among men, accounting for 33 percent of all cancer cases.

(7) An estimated 230,000 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, and approximately 30,000 will die.

(8 Prostate cancer rates increase sharply with age, and more than 75 percent of such cases are diagnosed in men age 65 and older.

(9) The incidence of prostate cancer and the resulting mortality rate in African American men is twice that in white men.

(10) Over 8,000 men, ages 15 to 40, will be diagnosed this year with testicular cancer, and 390 of these men will die of this disease in 2005. A common reason for delay in treatment of this disease is a delay in seeking medical attention after discovering a testicular mass.

(11) Studies show that women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor, have regular physician check-ups, and obtain preventive screening tests for serious diseases.

(12) Appropriate use of tests such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) exams and blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol screens, in conjunction with clinical exams and self-testing, can result in the early detection of many problems and in increased survival rates.

(13) Educating men, their families, and health care providers about the importance of early detection of male health problems can result in reducing rates of mortality for male-specific diseases, as well as improve the health of America's men and its overall economic well-being.

(14) Recent scientific studies have shown that regular medical exams, preventive screenings, regular exercise, and healthy eating habits can help save lives.

(15) Establishing an Office of Men's Health is needed to investigate these findings and take such further actions as may be needed to promote men's health.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF MEN'S HEALTH.

(a) In General- Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section:

OFFICE OF MEN'S HEALTH
Sec. 1711. The Secretary shall establish within the Department of Health and Human Services an office to be known as the Office of Men's Health, which shall be headed by a director appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Office, shall coordinate and promote the status of men's health in the United States.'.

(b) Report- Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Office of Men's Health, shall submit to the Congress a report describing the activities of such Office, including findings that the Director has made regarding men's health.


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Men's Health Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate)

109th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 228
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Men's Health.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 1, 2005
Mr. CRAPO introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
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A BILL
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Men's Health.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Men's Health Act of 2005'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds as follows:
(1) A silent health crisis is affecting the health and well-being of America's men.

(2) While this health crisis is of particular concern to men, it is also a concern for women regarding their fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers.

(3) Men's health is a concern for employers who pay the costs of medical care, and lose productive employees.

(4) Men's health is a concern to Federal and State governments which absorb the enormous costs of premature death and disability, including the costs of caring for dependents left behind.

(5) The life expectancy gap between men and women has increased from one year in 1920 to almost six years in 2002.

(6) Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States among men, accounting for 33 percent of all cancer cases.

(7) An estimated 230,000 men will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, and approximately 30,000 will die.

(8 Prostate cancer rates increase sharply with age, and more than 75 percent of such cases are diagnosed in men age 65 and older.

(9) The incidence of prostate cancer and the resulting mortality rate in African American men is twice that in white men.

(10) Over 8,000 men, ages 15 to 40, will be diagnosed this year with testicular cancer, and 390 of these men will die of this disease in 2005. A common reason for delay in treatment of this disease is a delay in seeking medical attention after discovering a testicular mass.

(11) Studies show that women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor, have regular physician check-ups, and obtain preventive screening tests for serious diseases.

(12) Appropriate use of tests such as prostate specific antigen (PSA) exams and blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol screens, in conjunction with clinical exams and self-testing, can result in the early detection of many problems and in increased survival rates.

(13) Educating men, their families, and health care providers about the importance of early detection of male health problems can result in reducing rates of mortality for male-specific diseases, as well as improve the health of America's men and its overall economic well-being.

(14) Recent scientific studies have shown that regular medical exams, preventive screenings, regular exercise, and healthy eating habits can help save lives.

(15) Establishing an Office of Men's Health is needed to investigate these findings and take such further actions as may be needed to promote men's health.
SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF MEN'S HEALTH.

(a) In General- Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section:

SEC. 1711. OFFICE OF MEN'S HEALTH.

The Secretary shall establish within the Department of Health and Human Services an office to be known as the Office of Men's Health, which shall be headed by a director appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Office, shall coordinate and promote the status of men's health in the United States.'.

(b) Report- Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Office of Men's Health, shall submit to the Congress a report describing the activities of such Office, including findings that the Director has made regarding men's health.



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Re: New Office of Men's Health
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 04:17:38 AM »

The only problem I see in the immediate future is a threat of the Bill itself. The democrat and  republican parties are in a power struggle for the Senate and Congress. I wonder how many proponents of this Bill will still be in office after the elections, and will the Bill survive a partisan shift?       

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Re: New Office of Men's Health
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 03:35:40 PM »

chocolate7

Can you give us some more details regarding your connection to Peyronies?
By the way, this tread is 7&1/2 year old and the original link doesn't work anymore.
Somebody knows if the bill passed?

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