Men’s health to be topic of free SecureCare seminar on June 13 at Ornelas Center in Tyler

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Health professionals from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will talk about how men can stay healthy whatever their age at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Ornelas Center, 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

“Health Challenges for Older Men” will be presented by Karen Appleberry, nurse practitioner with UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging, said Debra Davis, manager of senior services at UT Health Science Center. Appleberry will discuss how older men react differently to alcohol than do younger men, and how aging affects a man’s sexuality. She also will talk about why many men tend to be sicker than women and often die at a younger age than do many women. She will also examine the role of men as caregivers.

“For Men: Staying Healthy at Any Age” will be presented by Thomas Belt, MD, professor of medicine with the Center for Healthy Aging. He will describe the most common causes of death and disability in older men, and he will offer some key questions that men need to ask when they visit their physicians.

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