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November is "Movember"

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Sparrow values men's health, which is why we are spreading the word about Movember. Movember is an annual event that brings awareness to important men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and more. We have compiled facts and resources for some of the most important health issues men face today. Click on each tab below to learn more about a specific health issue and take action!

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Globally, a man dies by suicide every minute of every day. Movember reminds us that we all have the power to talk, ask, listen, encourage action, and check in.

  • In case of an emergency, please call 911The Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department is ready to serve you for a crisis evaluation with dedicated adult and pediatric emergency departments on the Sparrow Hospital campus and a network of regional emergency rooms. No matter where you are in Mid-Michigan, you’re never far from great emergency care
  • Call Sparrow’s Behavioral Health Centralized Access Services at 1.800.761.9384 for information and next steps on behavioral health services at Sparrow. We are located within the Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department and can help facilitate admissions to our adult psychiatric units, geriatric psychiatric units, or one of our outpatient programs for mental health or substance abuse services.
  • Learn more about our Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic for short-term behavioral issues by calling 517.364.7700. We offer a range of services for adults, seniors, children, and adolescents struggling with mental health and substance abuse.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free, 24/7 support from Crisis Text Line.
  • For a comprehensive list of resources, visit Movember offers support and services for young people, grief/bereavement, addiction, and more.
Prostate Cancer

Did you know one in nine men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? Know your numbers, know your risk, and talk to your doctor.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men in the United States  but it is a highly treatable cancer if detected early.


According to the CDC, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes and one in five of them don’t know they have it. Knowledge is the key to controlling diabetes.

  • The multidisciplinary team approach at Sparrow Diabetes & Endocrinology enables us to provide comprehensive care for even the most complex medical and surgical needs. Read about Mid-Michigan’s only multidisciplinary diabetes service and how we can help you at or call 517.364.8080.
  • Read about diabetes types, causes, treatment, and more at
  • Take a risk test, find nutrition tips, make a fitness plan, and more at

The expert team at Sparrow Medical Group Urology is highly skilled in treating a wide range of urological conditions, such as erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, and more.


Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and Movember is the perfect time to get your heart health checked.

General Men's Health - Top Things to Know and Do

Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives with these tips and resources.

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Sparrow Men's Health

Sparrow Men’s Health provides diagnosis and treatment of major male health conditions to ensure that men thrive.
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SMG Urology offers comprehensive urological care for Mid-Michigan patients. Our team specializes in male and female urology and urological oncology.
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Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

A state-of-the-art cancer center with the most cutting-edge cancer technology and the region’s only board-certified gynecologic oncology surgeon.
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Diabetes & Endocrinology Services

Comprehensive treatment plans for complex cases to surgery. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Cardiovascular Medicine

Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute (TCI)

Cardiovascular medicine is care for the heart, heart valves and circulatory system. Sparrow’s expert team offers full-service, patient-centered care.