Last week we put the spotlight on men's health.
We spoke about prostate cancer. Did you know it was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with more than 20,000 new diagnoses each year? I didn't.
Or that 3500 people will die from the disease each and every year?
We spoke about heart disease, or rather Richie Thornton did. He thought for years the dizzy spells were nothing to worry about, or maybe he was just working too hard. It took the deaths of three of his friends and 12 years for him to do something about this "ticking time bomb", as he called it.
When people talk about the symptoms of a heart attack, they talk about chest pain and arm pain, not dizziness. For Richie - in the end - it was a wake-up call that saved his life.
We talked about how Australian men will live on average four-and-a-half year less than their female counterparts, and the last 11 of those will be in poorer health.
And then we've pointed out that it doesn't have to be this way.
That old saying - how does it go? - "She'll be right, mate" just doesn't cut it anymore.
Men's Health Week is designed to put a spotlight on all of these figures, frightening as they may be.
It's designed to encourage men to feel more comfortable about seeing their doctor more often.
It might be a little off-putting, but that bowel cancer test could save your life.
It might be uncomfortable, but that trip to the doctor because you have trouble going to the toilet could be the first step to getting the treatment you need to save your life.
And if there is one final thing I feel like I need to add, it's make sure you don't ignore your mental health, either.
It's not just your body you need to look after.
Again, it could just save your life.
On that cheery note, here's some of our top stories from the week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Northern Daily Leader editor