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Archives for Men's Health

HIV Info for Men

by Lori Sciame December 7th, 2018 | Health Observance, Men's Health
While being diagnosed with HIV may not be the death sentence it once was, the disease still causes serious health concerns. Because of this, men should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting the HIV virus.

HIV can only be contracted by sharing certain bodily fluids: blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.  This means that a man will not catch HIV after drinking from a glass used by an infected person.  Also, closed mouth kissing and simple sneezing will not spread the disease. As you can surmise, HIV spreads differently that other viruses, including those that cause the common cold and
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Gifts of Health

by Lori Sciame November 23rd, 2018 | Men's Health, Pain Management
The present buying frenzy has begun.  We make lists, run from store to store, and wrap frantically all in the name of love.  Why not take the love you feel for the men in your life and push it a step further?  To do this, purchase presents that inspire healthy living. By choosing to give gifts that improve a man's health, you will be making a positive impact on a loved one's life.  Read this post to learn more about giving gifts of health.

A Year of Fresh Fruit

Maybe your dad lives hundreds of miles away.  If so, a great
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Drinking and College: Little Known Facts

by Lori Sciame October 26th, 2018 | Men's Health
A young man goes to college with the intention of getting a degree.  He knows it will take hard work, but that slip of paper will guarantee a secure future.  All goes as planned, until he begins partying - five nights a week.  His grades slip, and he's in danger of being placed on academic probation.  Thank goodness he chooses to give up binge drinking instead of losing a long held dream.

As an Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE) coordinator in Wisconsin, I see this scenario play out all too often. Students want to succeed, but the culture of
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Vegetarianism and Men

by Lori Sciame October 12th, 2018 | Men's Health
Working on a college campus exposes me to a lot of trends, including trends in diets.  Currently, many young men on my campus claim to be vegetarians.  This means that they eat a diet that consists mainly of vegetables.  There are a few that take an even stricter stance and strive to be vegan, a person who does not eat any food that comes from an animal, such as eggs, cheese, and milk. Although these diets have been around for years, they have increased in popularity. As outlined in Statistic Brain, 7.3 million Americans classify
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Another Path to Better Health

by Lori Sciame August 17th, 2018 | Men's Health
Who does a man trust when he has questions about life?  In most cases, he values the opinions of his parents, his spouse, his adult children, and his best friend.  But what about when it comes to his health?  How does he know what information should be trusted?  Of course, well meaning family members and friends may know exactly what to do for a specific health concern, and a health professional is surely the expert; however, there is an additional path to better overall health - seeking the truth in health cliches.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.