Men’s Health Day Returns on June 13

May. 27, 2014

UR Medicine’s 10th Men’s Health Day will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014. During this informal event, physicians from UR Medicine will address a series of health topics of particular importance to men.

Men’s Health Day will be held at Mario’s Italian Steakhouse at 2740 Monroe Avenue in Rochester. The event, which runs from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and includes lunch, and is free and open to men 45 and older.

“As we age, men face many unique health challenges,” said UR Medicine urologist Jean Joseph, M.D., M.B.A., the event’s organizer. “One of the keys to an active and healthy life as men enter their 50s and beyond is a better understanding and recognition of the symptoms and risk factors for diseases and using this information to proactively take control of their own well-being.”

This year’s event focuses on the preventative steps and lifestyle choices that men can take to improve and maintain good health and lower their risk for serious illness. Former Rochester City Mayor Thomas Richards will give the keynote address. 

Sessions and speakers include:

  • “What’s new for men with osteoarthritis” –Christopher Drinkwater, M.D. with the UR Medicine Department of Orthopaedics’ Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • “Saving your brain: how men can prevent strokes” –Curtis Benesch, M.D., co-director of the UR Medicine Stroke and Cardiovascular Center
  • “Prevention: simple strategies for men” – Robert McCann, M.D., chief of Medicine at UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital
  • “Skin cancer: how to recognize it, how to prevent it” – Marc Brown, M.D. with the UR Medicine Departments of Dermatology and Oncology

Capacity for the event is limited to 250 persons and early reservations are encouraged. To register, call (585) 275-8762.  For more information, visit