MRJ Mens Health

Men's Health Initiative

MRJ's "Men's Health Initiative" is an on-going program of MRJ, designed to provide our Brotherhoods provide an important service to our members, one that speaks specifically to men. This initiative provides vital information on men's health issues. Information, preventative care, and early detection can make a tremendous difference.

Current topics include:
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Men and Aging
  • Stress
  • Heart Disease
  • Men's Health Network

The Talmud instructs us that when a man is in pain, he should visit a physician. Through "Men's Health Initiatives" we can fulfill the important mitzvah of saving lives.


Prostate cancer is mainly found in older men—nearly 8 percent of men are estimated to develop it between their 50th and 70th birthdays, according to the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, the disease is when malignant cells grow in a man’s prostate, which is a gland in the reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men—only skin cancer rates are higher. -> Read More


From working too many hours (or even worse, too few) to skipping the gym (who has time?), it can seem like there are a million roadblocks between you and a healthy lifestyle. But we can help! Follow our monthlong plan for disease prevention to get back on the health track. -> Read More


Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national 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 -> Read More


Men and women's average stress levels may be roughly on par with each other, but the physical and psychological toll of long-term stress on men and women is quite different.
In addition to the numerous health impacts of stress experienced by both sexes, tension and anxiety can also take a unique toll on the male mind and body, starting with the immediate stress response. While stress tends to activate the "tend and befriend" response in women, men have been found to react to -> Read More


Men have shorter life expectancies than women. While we will all die eventually, there are things we can do to live longer and healthier lives, which improves the overall quality of our lives and our families lives.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2003 just over one million American men died of heart disease or one of the nine other leading causes of death. That represents 80 percent of all deaths by men that year. Men are more likely than women to die from most of these causes. Luckily, because many of these causes can be prevented, men can take steps to avoid them by knowing the symptoms, by having regular checkups by a doctor or health care provider and by taking steps to live a healthier life. ->Read More