Virginia Celebrates Men’s Health in June

June is Men’s Health Month

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The state of Virginia, as well as the cities Alexandria, Hampton, and Virginia Beach, have issued a proclamation celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found here.

The importance of this effort was also highlighted by a statement from the White House.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website (http://www.stateofmenshealth.com/). Proclamations from cities and states be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

“Regular and scheduled screening, a healthy lifestyle, and the encouragement of safe behaviors and preventive measures are indispensable to men’s – and everyone’s – everyday health” said Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson. “I applaud the Men’s Health Network for highlighting and promoting these important practices, especially as we emerge from the global isolation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic this past year.”

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 18, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

Men’s Health Month grew out of National Men’s Health Week, which was enacted by Congress. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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Newton Biocapital invests in NeuVasQ: EUR 20 million Series A to develop unique blood-brain barrier therapy

Newton Biocapital

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, June 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Newton Biocapital I (“Newton”), a life sciences investment fund active in Europe and Japan focused on chronic diseases, has announced its investment in a new Walloon start-up of the ULB: NeuVasQ Biotechnologies (“NeuVasQ”). Newton is lead investor in NeuVasQ’s EUR 20 million Series A, comprised of EUR 10 million in public investments from regional and national Belgian funding agencies including SFPI-FPIM, SRIW Life Sciences, Sambrinvest and InvestSud, with a further EUR 10 million in private investments from Newton as lead investor joined by Theodorus IV, The ULB spin-offs investment fund, and business angels from Flanders and Wallonia.

A unique and new approach to addressing neurological disorders

NeuVasQ was founded based on new insights into the molecular mechanisms maintaining the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB regulates the exchange between the vascular system and central nervous system (CNS). Increased BBB permeability, due to age or injury, is involved in many neurological conditions through the leakage of harmful blood substances into the CNS. BBB dysfunction is a factor in many neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, as well as multiple acute neurological conditions like stroke and epilepsy.

Benoit Vanhollebeke, Ir. Ph.D., Professor at the ULB and NeuVasQ’s scientific founder, explains: “By precisely targeting the pathways responsible for BBB formation, we aim to restore lost functionality to the neurovasculature. NeuVasQ will further develop this unique and targeted approach which has the potential to safely improve patient lives in a wide range of neurological disorders. I am very thankful to the investors allowing this research to find its way to the patients. I am also very grateful to the FNRS, the WELBIO, the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation for Neurosciences, and the ERC for their support of my team’s research at the ULB.”

With its Series A funding, NeuVasQ aims to identify the most promising indications for clinical trials, focusing on a range of neurodegenerative disorders and acute neurological disorders. As part of these exploratory studies, NeuVasQ will also consider various innovative therapeutic modalities, including gene and mRNA therapy.

Guy Heynen, MD, Partner at Newton Biocapital: “Despite the importance of the BBB, most companies targeting it have focused on circumventing its impermeability in an effort to aid drug delivery into the CNS. Through the elucidation of the signaling pathways responsible for BBB formation, NeuVasQ is instead uniquely positioned to improve BBB integrity. I hold great hope for this approach as it is based on restoring normal function to the BBB. It really has the potential to become an entirely new type of therapy in a wide range of neurological diseases and conditions.”

Alain Parthoens, Managing Partner at Newton Biocapital: “We’re pleased to be supporting NeuVasQ as the company is working to address major unmet medical needs in CNS disorders. This is an area that is of great important to Newton, as we want to aid the development of therapies for diseases where the burden to society is extremely high. We have already been contacted by pharmaceutical companies interested in NeuVasQ’s groundbreaking technology and have started our search for a CEO to lead this promising venture.”

The public investors, SFPI, SRIW Life Sciences, Sambrinvest and InvestSud, jointly commented: “We work together to strengthen the Walloon and Belgian life sciences ecosystem and have already supported multiple new ventures introducing innovative treatments targeting unmet medical needs. We're delighted to be part of NeuVasQ, at the start of this exciting journey, and we are convinced that the outcomes derived from Benoit Vanhollebeke's research will contribute to the development of a first-in-class therapy for disabling and life-threatening CNS diseases.”

Lotfi Yelles, Partner at Theodorus IV: "We are delighted to collaborate with Benoit Vanhollebeke's Laboratory of Neurovascular Signaling at ULB and support NeuVasQ Biotechnologies' ambition in developing new therapeutic options for patients suffering from neurovascular/degenerative diseases"

About NeuVasQ Biotechnologies

NeuVasQ Biotechnologies is a spin-off founded in February 2021 by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Prof. Benoit Vanhollebeke, a WELBIO investigator at the Laboratory of Neurovascular Signaling at the ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI) and Professor in the ULB Department of Molecular Biology. NeuVasQ is developing pharmaceuticals to restore blood-brain barrier function in acute neurological disorders such as stroke and epilepsy, as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. More info at www.NeuVasQ.com

About Newton Biocapital

Newton Biocapital I is a Venture Capital Firm incorporated in Belgium, focused on financing biotech and life science projects in Europe and Japan for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The fund’s approach as lead investor is to support promising start-up projects as well as neglected or undervalued late-stage projects, in order to mitigate the risks and to create investor value. The leadership team consists of specialists with long-standing management and investor experience who coach bio-entrepreneurs through the development stages of their projects. Newton Biocapital’s mission is to generate substantial financial and societal value by providing innovative, breakthrough, and affordable solutions to patients. More info at www.newtonbiocapital.com

About SRIW Life Sciences

In line with Wallonia's traditional strengths, which include research excellence combined with entrepreneurial creativity, SRIW Life Sciences contributes to the development of a truly dynamic and fertile ecosystem that generates jobs, creates value and is attractive to foreign investors.
From clinical development to market access, SRIW Life Sciences encourages and supports entrepreneurial initiatives capable of converting scientific innovation into products that meet medical needs. SRIW Life Sciences also supports the growth of more mature activities which already generate recurring income. The role of SRIW (Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie) as a risk capital provider in the life sciences sector is crucial, given its capital-intensive nature and the high degree of associated risk. More info at: www.sriw.be

About Theodorus Investment Funds

Theodorus Investment Funds is an early-stage Venture Capital fund active in Belgium and Québec, with 70m€ under management. Theodorus operates since 2003 and invests mostly in early-stage ventures in life sciences and deep tech, with a focus in Belgium on spin offs from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) which is Theodorus’ historical partner. More info at www.theodorus.be

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Broadstep acquires Bethesda residential and support programs in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

C. Lynn Mason, President and CEO, Broadstep Behavioral Health

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, June 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Broadstep Behavioral Health, serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and severe persistent mental illness (SPMI), acquired Bethesda Lutheran Communities’ residential and support programs in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Broadstep is a portfolio company of Bain Capital’s Double Impact fund.

“We are pleased to welcome Bethesda team members and the individuals they serve into the Broadstep family,” said Lynn Mason, Broadstep’s President and CEO. “Together, we look forward to addressing the many challenges facing behavioral healthcare and continuing to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – a mission established by Bethesda almost 120-years ago.”

Bethesda Lutheran Communities (BLC) provides services and support for those diagnosed with I/DD through community-based homes, day programs, at-home life skills development, job placement, and behavioral support. By acquiring BLC homes in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, Broadstep continues its expansion of residential services in the Midwest, following on the heels of the acquisition of Good Hope Manor in Wisconsin in December.

The Case for Inclusion, released annually by the Ancor Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy, reveals a waiting list for housing and services of more than 26,000 people in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin ¬– and more than 470,000 people nationwide. Rising costs, low medical reimbursements, reduced revenue from other sources, and the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely impacted programs for individuals with I/DD.

According to a report by the KUNI Foundation published by Spectrum Life Magazine, “People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face a housing crisis.” Supply is not meeting demand in the United States.

“There are so many individuals that need help,” said Mason, named President and CEO of Broadstep in 2019. “Behavioral health is still a segment of the population that is largely forgotten. That’s not where they should be. Individuals with low IQs are not only challenged with their learning disability, many also struggle with behavioral health disorders that have never been addressed. At Broadstep, I believe we can build the right continuum of care and align with great community partners, health systems, and payers to help address these needs.”

According to Dr. Scott Huntington, Ph.D., Broadstep’s Chief Clinical Officer and former corrections system psychologist, undiagnosed and untreated behavioral health disabilities weigh heavily on the judicial system, with many individuals in prison. “Putting their quality of life in jail aside for a moment, the cost to keep and treat individuals in prison is three times the amount of those not incarcerated. This person, this child, this adult, is struggling, and we believe we have the opportunity within this healthcare system and with our partners to tackle these challenges. We want to make sure they can live a good quality, productive life and be an additive back to their communities.”

When access to care is provided to this population, the positive impact is undeniable. According to a recent study by the American Journal on Public Health, Americans living with disabilities with no home support system receive less preventive care, have a higher incidence of chronic conditions, and visit the hospital and emergency department more often — leading to much higher health care spending than for the average adult.

About Broadstep Behavioral Health
Founded in Wisconsin in 1972, Broadstep Behavioral Health provides a continuum of physical, emotional, and mental support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Broadstep offers a range of support programs, including residential group homes, specialized schools for children, and vocational and day programs that help foster life skills development and realize social and professional potential. Broadstep Behavioral Health operates in seven states (Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin). Visit www.broadstep.com to learn more.

About Bain Capital Double Impact (BCDI)
Bain Capital Double Impact is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Applying Bain Capital’s value-added approach to impact investing, BCDI partners with companies to scale their growth and impact to solve critical social problems alongside a financial return. BCDI’s areas of focus are health and wellness, sustainability, and education and workforce development. BCDI was named 2020’s Global Impact Investment Fund of the Year by London-based Private Equity International.
Visit www.BainCapitalDoubleImpact.com to learn more.

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Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy named as one of the Top Pharma Outsourcing Companies in Europe 2021

Paras Biopharmaceuticals Facility

Paras Biopharmaceuticals Highlights Company Innovations that Decode and Create Biologics Medicines for Unmet Medical Needs (Pharma Tech Outlook, USA)

OULU, FINLAND, June 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PARAS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS FINLAND OY, a biopharmaceutical technology development company (Oulu, Finland) announced today its inclusion as “One of the Top Pharma Outsourcing Companies in Europe 2021”, selected by Pharma Tech Outlook, USA. Pharma Tech Outlook is an online magazine, pioneering as a one-stop-hub for product trends, solutions that evaluates and selects key players from well-established companies.

Paras Biopharmaceuticals primary objective is to address the intrinsic challenges of biologics manufacturing by incorporating its unique technologies in creating pioneering solutions in order to make healthcare more affordable. .

Located in the innovative and technology-advanced city of Oulu, Finland, Paras Biopharmaceuticals brings together a unique mix of top-class academic/industrial experience and its microbial biologics development technologies to achieve the requirements of customer needs for the development and production of recombinant biologics.

“Extreme levels of inefficiencies in the manufacturing of biologics are responsible for increased costs and ineffective results in treating unmet clinical needs of patients.”, says, Dr. Ashesh Kumar CEO of Paras Biopharmaceuticals. “Paras Biopharmaceuticals welcomes the opportunity to expand on its innovations that strive to reach the targets of those unmet medical needs” adds Dr Mark Jackson, Administration Lead
About Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy: Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy started in 2012. Comprising of protein scientists, bioprocess engineers and technologists, Paras Biopharmaceuticals’ team has strong experience in developing biologics in the most efficient manner.

Company activities & offerings are in 3 major areas:

1. Contract development & recombinant biologics manufacturing (CDMO).
2. Development of Recombinant expression systems and process technologies for biologics and biosimilars.
3. Recombinant Bioprocess Enzymes – TEV protease and Recombinant Enterokinase.

Paras Biopharmaceuticals has a fully equipped biologics production facility in Finland for the production of recombinant therapeutic products in microbial systems. The state-of-art biologics production plant includes a total floor area of 25,000 ft2 and a classified cleanroom of 4,300 ft2. Other features include media and buffer preparation, live area (fermentation and harvest & extraction), purification suite (incl. +4°C cold room), final filtration and freeze-drying.
Paras Biopharmaceuticals has a strong pipeline of Biologics & Biosimilars in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Oncology and Metabolic Diseases. For more information, please see the company pipeline: http://www.parasbiopharma.com/biosimilars/biosimilars.php

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Maryland Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The state of Maryland, as well as cities Cumberland and College Park, has issued a proclamation celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found here.

The importance of this effort was also highlighted by a statement from the White House.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from cities and states be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

“The City of College Park supports any effort to raise awareness of the importance of men’s health, and the health of all,” said College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn. “The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the disparities of health outcomes, especially for men of color and people with limited means. We hope that this month will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of adequate health care for all.”

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 18, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

Men’s Health Month grew out of National Men’s Health Week, which was enacted by Congress. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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Chairman Stanley Satz Presenting for the International Atomic Energy Agency on Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer

Dr. Satz, invited at the ConsultancyMeeting on the Status of Radiopharmaceuticals and AlphaEmitters, covers treatment of some cancers using radiopharmaceuticals

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Innovative Partners (AIP) is pleased to announce that our Chairman and Chief
Scientific Officer, Stanley Satz, Ph.D., has been invited as rapporteur and will present as an invited keynote lecture on June 22, 2021, at the upcoming Consultancy Meeting on the Status of Radiopharmaceuticals and Alpha Emitters, convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The purpose of the event, held via WebEx, is to share practical experiences on production and medical applications of radioisotopes, including Actinium-225, for treatment of cancer. The IAEA Secretariat has invited Dr. Satz along with colleagues Dr. Ken Czerwinski (TerraPower) and Dr. Cathy Sue Cutler (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and other international experts in the radiopharmaceutical field will be participating. Dr. Satz is presenting perspectives for treatment of breast cancer, lung cancer, brain metastases and pediatric cancers using radiopharmaceuticals.
The IAEA recently issued a report on cancer therapy highlighting the use of targeted radionuclide therapy, a new treatment option for certain types of disease, which is based on administering radioactive substances to patients. Just like chemotherapy, this therapy is a systemic treatment, reaching cells throughout the body by travelling through the bloodstream. However, unlike chemotherapy, these radioactive substances more specifically target disease killing cancer cells by damaging DNA, causing the tumors to shrink. (See: https://www.iaea.org/topics/radionuclide-therapy).
Stanley Satz, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Satz is radiation physicist with more than three decades of experience in tumor targeted radiopharmaceutical development, both clinical and non-clinical. He has held leadership roles in academia as well as the pharmaceutical and the defense industries. At AIP, Dr. Satz provides scientific, clinical, radiopharmaceutical production and regulatory expertise. He formerly served as the Founder and CSO of Bio-Nucleonics, Inc., where he led the development and FDA approval of Strontium Chloride (Sr-89), a therapeutic for cancer bone pain palliation.

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Advanced Innovative Partners is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on development of targeted therapeutics and biomarkers for oncology, neurology, rare pediatric diseases, and medical countermeasures. The Company’s mission is to deliver transformative science to people, particularly children, with underserved medical needs, making a difference in their lives. For additional information about AIP please visit www.advancedinnovativepartners.com

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Iowa Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

IOWA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The state of Iowa, as well as cities Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, and Sioux City, has issued a proclamation celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found here.

The importance of this effort was also highlighted by a statement from the White House.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website (http://www.stateofmenshealth.com/). Proclamations from cities and states be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

“The City of Council Bluffs is proud to support the Men’s Health Network’s mission of building public awareness around the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, routine medical check-ups and preventative health practices such as early detection for everyone,” said Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh.

"We recognize Men’s Health Month in Cedar Rapids to help promote and educate residents about the importance of caring for your health through healthy eating, regular exercise, and medical check-ups,” said Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart. “We encourage men in Cedar Rapids to lead and model a healthy lifestyle to extend their life expectancy and improve their overall quality of life.”

“It’s important that we raise awareness of the health issues facing men and help educate the public about the importance of preventative healthcare” said Mayor Robert E. Scott, Sioux City.

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 18, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

Men’s Health Month grew out of National Men’s Health Week, which was enacted by Congress. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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Alabama Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The state of Alabama, as well as the cities of Alabaster, Mobile, and Phenix City, has issued a proclamation celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found here.

The importance of this effort was also highlighted by a statement from the White House.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website (http://www.stateofmenshealth.com/). Proclamations from cities and states be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

“Alabaster, AL is proud to support Men’s Health Network in their efforts to bring awareness to Men’s Health,” stated Mayor Brakefield. “As a prostate cancer survivor, I can not stress the importance of annual physicals enough. Early prevention and detection is key. It really isn’t hard to do, but it will pay off tremendously.”

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe continue to promote the health and well-being of men and boys throughout the month of June. We hope this year’s awareness period will help men and their families be more mindful of their health starting with a doctor’s appointment.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 18, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

Men’s Health Month grew out of National Men’s Health Week, which was enacted by Congress. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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Brandon Ross
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Negative Self Talk and How to Change it

Dr. Robert Puff

Happiness Podcast

Human beings have a tendency to say really hurtful things to ourselves that we would never dream of saying to someone else.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Negative self-talk can be very damaging to our sense of self and our overall happiness. Today I want to explore how we can silence that voice that sits inside many of our heads telling us we’re not good enough, smart enough, or pretty enough. Sometimes it feels like the voice is too loud and it’s impossible to bring down the volume. Today we will explore the different ways we can silence that voice for good and through that silence let more peace into our lives.

One of the most difficult parts about negative self-talk is that the things we tell ourselves are oftentimes true. This could lead you to think that if what I’m saying to myself is true, then shouldn’t I make the space to share these things with myself? The answer to that is no, and I’ll tell you why. Sometimes the truth is not helpful, it’s hurtful and painful. We’ll explore the fine line between brutal and hurtful honesty and constructive information that can help us better ourselves today.

For example, let’s say you’re interested in losing some weight and becoming healthier. Negative self-talk in this situation may mean you look in the mirror and think “I’m ugly, I hate the way I look.” These thoughts can feel very real to us, but they will not serve us in our pursuit of happiness.

Human beings have a tendency to say really hurtful things to ourselves that we would never dream of saying to someone else. When we notice that we’re speaking to ourselves in a way that we wouldn’t speak to others, we must ask ourselves if the messages are helpful or not. It’s important to differentiate between thinking things that are harmful to our self-worth and thinking things that are targeted to gently remind us of the things we want to improve.

We are capable of improving upon anything in our lives, even if we can’t change certain things like getting older or a physical disability, we can learn to adjust and accept our circumstances. That’s the key to turning around negative self-talk. We must recognize that when we speak this way, we’re only further hurting and keeping ourselves stuck in the very place we want to grow out of. And we must remember that most of the time we have the power to change things, whether it be our actual situation or our mindset. Meaning that the things we judge ourselves for may no longer be true at a certain point.

Let’s use some examples.

Before we dive in, take a second and think of something you personally struggle with when it comes to negative self-talk. As we go through the steps to combat our own negative self-talk, think of the example you came up with so you can apply it to your life.

To overcome this pattern, we must first be aware of it. If you’re not sure if this is something you do, ask yourself if you’re ever self-critical throughout your day. Let’s use the example of the desire to lose weight again to illustrate. For those folks who speak negatively to themselves regarding their weight, they might pass by a mirror and think “You look fat and horrible.” Or they might see a photo of themselves that they hate and think “I look awful and disgusting,” Those are horrible thoughts and things we would never say to someone else. So why do we find these things acceptable to say to ourselves?

If you were trying to motivate a friend to lose weight or work through a personal issue, you might say, “I love you just the way you are and I support you as you work through something that is difficult. I’m here in any way that you need me.” I believe that we can speak to ourselves in this way too, it just might take some practice.

Once we’re aware of our negative self-talk, the next step is to change it. More specifically, we must replace the negative self-talk with kindness and compassion. The more we practice kindness and love towards ourselves, the easier it will be for us to reach our goals.

In addition to being aware of how we speak to ourselves, it’s important to notice if we’re spending time with people who also participate in negative self-talk. If you do, you can either cut ties with those people or set some clear boundaries with them. For example, if you spend time with someone who criticizes things like your success, career, looks, etc., it’s important to tell them to stop. Allowing others to express their own insecurities onto you will only further negatively affect your self-worth and the way you speak to yourself. At the end of the day, it’s only important what WE think of ourselves, not others.

Negative self-talk, and negativity in general, can be amplified on social media. People feel safe behind their screens and are more emboldened than ever before to share their opinions with the world. People can be cruel in this online space, and we should do our best to not participate in that negativity. It will only perpetuate our own negativity towards ourselves.

Over the years, I’ve worked with many well-known celebrities. A common theme amongst these famous people was how much they were affected by words they read on social media. We must remember that our words matter and that someone is on the receiving end of the comments or messages we leave. Because of this, it’s important to show kindness towards everyone. When we show kindness towards others, we’ll become better at being kind to ourselves.

In addition to practicing kindness towards others, it’s important to practice thinking kind thoughts about others. And when we slip up and find ourselves engaging with negative thoughts, we shouldn’t criticize ourselves, we simply correct the behavior and move on.

Changing our habits is difficult, changing our thought patterns is even more difficult. If we make a concerted effort to change the way we speak to people and think about people, we will reap the benefits. A beautiful outcome of positive self-talk is radical self-acceptance. And when we love ourselves, our love and compassion pour out into the world and make it a better place.

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Color and Astroscale to Receive Sunbridge Emerging Leader Awards at 2021 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

2021 Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

2021 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium Emerging Leaders confirmed! Color and Astroscale to be awarded.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Japan – US Innovation Awards Program <https://www.usjinnovate.org/&gt; proudly announces the winners of the SunBridge Emerging Leader Award for 2021. Each year, this award recognizes one high-growth company from Japan and one from the U.S. that are already beginning to transform a major industry or value chain.

The 2021 SunBridge Emerging Leader Award – U.S. winner is Color <https://www.color.com>, which has dramatically increased access to critical health services through population health programs that are convenient, and cost-effective for everyone, while the SunBridge Emerging Leader Award – Japan goes to Astroscale <https://astroscale.com/>, a pioneer in outer space debris tracking and removal.

The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program, the longest running annual program in the Bay Area celebrating the links between Silicon Valley and Japan innovation, is produced by the Japan Society of Northern California <https://www.usajapan.org/&gt; in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center <https://asia.stanford.edu/>.

The CEOs of Color and Astroscale will accept their awards at the 2021 Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium on July 8, 2021, which will also include a panel discussion on innovation by top executives of the two firms. This year, the Symposium will be presented in online-only format in two parts: Part A on July 8 (by Zoom from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, Pacific time) includes the presentation of the Emerging Leader Awards and a first-hand report on U.S. – Japan cooperation in innovation by Mr. Mike Tso, CEO of Cloudian <https://cloudian.com/>, one of five Japanese startup companies featured in the Innovation Showcase of the Awards Program in 2015.

Part B on July 15 from 4:30-7:00 pm, Pacific Time (July 16, 8:30-11:00 am, Japan Time) will feature a keynote talk by Ms. Tomoko Namba, Chair of DeNA Co. and the first-ever woman named as a Vice Chair of the heavyweight Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), and also presentations and discussion by five exciting Japanese startups in the Award Program’s Innovation Showcase (announcement forthcoming).

Awarded every year since 2011, prior U.S. winners of the Emerging Leader Award include Tesla Motors (2011), Square (2012), Zoom Video Communications (2019) and Beyond Meat (2020). Prior Japan winners include SanBio (2011), which later had Japan’s largest IPO, Line Corporation (2014), Preferred Networks (2017), which became Japan’s first unicorn, and Spiber (2020).

Awards Program Steering Committee Chair Dr. Richard Dasher, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford, who will host the Symposium, expressed his excitement at the selection of Color and Astroscale as this year’s SunBridge Emerging Leader Award winners, noting that, “This year we are delighted to feature two highly entrepreneurial firms that have successfully taken on some of the most pressing challenges facing mankind, both here on earth and in space.”

The Emerging Leader Awards are sponsored by SunBridge Corporation, the premier partner and investment firm for leading enterprise IT companies to enter the Japan market. SunBridge Founder and Chairman Allen Miner <https://www.linkedin.com/in/allenminer/&gt; helped create the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program 11 years ago and served as the first Chair of the Awards Program Steering Committee.

For more information on the Symposium, including speakers and participants, and to register, please visit <http://www.usjinnovate.org/>:

Astroscale <https://astroscale.com&gt; develops technologies and informs international policies with the aim of reducing orbital debris and supporting long-term sustainable use of space. It was previously recognized at the Japan-US Innovation Showcase of the Innovation Awards Program in 2018. The firm works with customers to prepare satellites for end-of-life, active debris removal and life extension restoration.

Color <https://color.com> is a leader in distributed healthcare and clinical testing. Color partners with schools, employers, and governments to make population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. Programs include proactive COVID-19 testing with Harvard and the Morehouse School of Medicine, distributed workforce testing with the Teamsters Union, Takeda, and Salesforce, national K-12 COVID-19 testing with Thermo Fisher Scientific, vaccination software with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the million-person All of Us Research Program with the National Institutes of Health.

Japan Society of Northern California <https://www.usajapan.org/&gt;
Since its founding in 1905, the Japan Society of Northern California has advanced US-Japan mutual understanding in a global context. The Society offers an array of programs and networking opportunities for people and organizations in the Bay Area with a strong interest in Japan. It is the go-to place for US-Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking. The Japan Society is a dynamic link connecting the world-renowned innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem of San Francisco/Silicon Valley to a resurgent Japan.

Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center <https://asia.stanford.edu&gt;
The US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC), is an industry-funded center in Stanford University under the Stanford Global Studies initiative. Established in 1992, the US-ATMC conducts education and research into innovation and emerging business trends in technology-intensive industries. Its courses and public programs provide Stanford students and the Silicon Valley community with knowledge and analytical capabilities that are important to global success in high-tech fields in the 21st century.

Media Contact:

Tomomi Komura
Japan Society of Northern California
tomomi@usajapan.org


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