Manning Up for Men's Health Awareness

Movember in November helps raise awareness for men's health. Credit: Getty Images.

By Dr. Deena Adimoolam, ABC News Medical Unit

Thanks to an increased risk of heart attacks, cancer and mental health problems, men live on average five years less than women. The Movember movement aims to help men get healthier by raising awareness for common ailments men face.

ABC News' Health Twitter chat on Tuesday focused on getting the word out on ways men can close the health gap. Moderated by ABC News chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, we were joined by Livestrong, Men's Health Magazine, The Movember Foundation and headspace.com.

Here are some of the highlights from the conversation distilled into nine scintillating tweets.

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