5:30 -8:30 PM 22+ FREE Health Screenings and Health Talk by Dr. Juan Jiménez, on MEN"S VITALITY at 7:30 PM
• The 17th Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair is taking place on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 – 8:30pm at four locations: main campus, Akron General, Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center and Lutheran Hospital.
• Anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or any other status, is welcome to attend this free event.
• Online registration is available at Clevelandclinic.org/MMHC – you do not have to register ahead of time to attend.
• Cleveland Clinic has hosted the event for 16 years to promote access to health care and to address health care disparities amongst minority men.
• Over the past 16 years, more than 15,000 men have attended the health fair and have undergone a total of more than 42,000 screenings.
• Dr. Modlin is encouraging all men to establish care with both a primary care provider and a urologist. Every man needs a urologist!
• African-American men have a 60 percent greater incidence of developing prostate cancer than white men and are more than twice as likely as white men to die from prostate cancer. African-American men are twice as likely to die from a stroke.
• African-Americans are six times more likely to develop kidney failure from hypertension. They are less likely to receive kidney transplants and more likely to reject the ones they do receive.
• Hispanic men are more likely than whites to have diabetes and diabetes-related kidney failure, and to die from it.
Contact with questions: Janice Gonzalez at email@example.com or call 216-828-5423 or 216-973-2717