News on Men's Health

Studies show that the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased.  However, men often need to pay more attention to their bodies.  Several things work against men — they tend to smoke and drink more than women, they may not seek medical help as often as women, and they sometimes define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.
 
There are certain health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone.  Many of the major health risks that men face, like colon cancer or heart disease, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis.  Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat.  It's important to have regular checkups and screenings.
 

09/06/2010 - News

Status Report: Blood Pressure Control in the United States

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

U.S. Obesity Just Keeps On Rising

It’s no secret that obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Read more

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08/26/2010 - News

Boost Your Immunity With Better Nutrition

Poor nutrition status is common in elderly individuals. Read more

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08/19/2010 - News

Boost Your Bone Health

More than 25 million adults in the United States either have or are at risk for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by fragile bones that significa Read more

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05/10/2010 - News

FDA Provides Update on Prostate Cancer Drugs

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists are a type of drug used to treat prostate cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now conducting an ongoing safety review of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists to evaluate evidence suggesting an increased risk for diabetes and heart disease in men with prostate cancer who are treated with these drugs. Read more

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04/14/2010 - News

Which Prostate Cancer Treatment is Best for Quality of Life?

Robot-assisted procedures for prostate cancer are increasingly popular among patients, in part due to marketing from surgery centers and the perception that these types of surgeries are better than open radical procedures for prostate cancer. According to a new study in the Journal of Urology, men with early stage prostate cancer are likely to experience better long-term quality of life with non-surgical treatments. Read more

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04/13/2010 - News

Laparoscopy No Better Than Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Open radical prostatectomy is considered the standard treatment for prostate cancer. However, minimally-invasive surgical procedures for prostate cancer are becoming more popular even though there is limited evidence that these surgeries result in better outcomes than open radical prostatectomy. In the April 2010 issue of Journal of Urology, researchers report that laparoscopic prostate cancer removal and open prostate cancer removal have similar rates of complications. Read more

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04/06/2010 - News

Potential Prostate Cancer Risk with Parkinson’s Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals that it is reviewing clinical trial data which suggests that patients with Parkinson’s disease who are being treated with a combination Parkinson’s medication may be at an increased risk for prostate cancer. Read more

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12/21/2009 - News

Anger leaves men susceptible to accidents and injury

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12/01/2009 - News

Reduce Stroke Risk with High-Impact Exercise

There is controversy about whether or not exercise has protective effects against the incidence of first stroke among older people. Now, in the November 24, 2009 issue of the journal Neurology, researchers report that moderate- to heavy-intensity physical activity reduces the risk of ischemic stroke, at least in men. Read more

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