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Bone Health Isn’t Just a Woman’s Concern
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Many men may rank heart disease as a top health concern. Focused on their tickers, they may ignore or not realize how important bone health is, too. Osteoporosis—a disease that weakens and breaks bones—affects upward of 9 million men in the U.S. Even though the condition is more common in women, it may be more harmful in men.
Easing Your Concerns About a Prostate Exam
Monday, April 01, 2013
Visiting your doctor may not always be the most pleasant experience, especially if you need to have a digital rectal exam, or DRE. Like the Pap test for women, a DRE makes many men feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Knowing more about this common procedure can ease your concerns and help you prepare for your first - or subsequent - DRE.
A Healthy Heart Can Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Friday, March 01, 2013
Since the commercial success of drugs such as Viagra and Cialis, more men feel comfortable talking with their doctors about erectile dysfunction (ED). That’s particularly good news for their hearts. Research has shown that ED may be a harbinger of future heart problems.
Defeat the Pattern of Male-Pattern Baldness
Friday, February 01, 2013
Hair loss is a topic most men don’t want to discuss. Yet it affects more than two-thirds of them by age 35. Nearly 85 percent of men will have thinning hair by age 50.
Gene Raises Risk for Pancreatitis in Men Who Drink
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Genetics can play a role in whether you develop certain diseases. Think heart disease. Your risk for this condition is higher if you have a family history of it. A new study suggests that genetics may also up the risk for chronic pancreatitis in some men. Those who have a specific gene face a higher risk for this disorder, particularly if they drink a lot.