Expert alert - The joys of fatherhood and men's health - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) experts discuss health issues affecting dads

    OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - There are over 8 million fathers in
Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Research has shown that a father's
involvement can affect the well-being of his children, but what about the
impact of being a father on the man himself? Whether you're expecting to be a
dad or you've been one for years, having a child will change the way you live
your life. Fatherhood is a central aspect of many men's lives and can have
both positive and negative effects on their health.
    With Father's Day just around the corner and in light of Men's Health
Week (June 15-21), CIHR experts are available to talk about the impact of
fatherhood on men's physical and psychological health, and vice-versa.


    For better or worse, a child can change your life: The impact of being a
    dad on a man's health
    Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
    Health (Vancouver)

    Kicking the habit with the help of your kids: How your children can help
    you quit smoking
    Dr. Joan Bottorff, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    How staying fit can benefit dads: Exercise as a treatment strategy for
    erectile dysfunction in overweight men
    Dr. Michael Adams, CIHR-funded researcher from Queen's University

    Setting an example: Why are men so reluctant to seek preventative health
    Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, CIHR-funded researcher from the Université de
    Montréal (Montréal)

    How mental health issues can affect single fathers
    Dr. John Cairney, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University

    Facing the challenges of parenting: Raising children with mental or
    physical health problems
    Dr. Dafna Kohen, CIHR-funded researcher from Statistics Canada (Ottawa)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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For further information: or for an interview: David Coulombe, CIHR Media
Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613) 808-7526,

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