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Snore Loudly? Read This!

by Lori Sciame April 6th, 2017 | Men's Health
Men, if your significant other tells you that you snore so loudly that he or she can't sleep, then please read this post. You may have a life threatening condition called sleep apnea. This term may sound complicated, but it's really not. Sleep apnea is "...a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night's sleep" (MayoClinic.com).

I am convinced my husband has sleep apnea. He snores so loudly that he wakes our daughter from a sound sleep, and she
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Four Health Mistakes Men Make

by Lori Sciame March 2nd, 2017 | Men's Health
Many men don't take the time to think about health.  They have other things to do, including work, hobbies, child rearing, and a myriad of other activities. Honestly, a man's health many times takes a back seat to almost anything else.  I have worked in the health field for over 20 years, most recently at a local public health department.  From my  years of experience, I can relate four mistakes that men make concerning their health. Read on to learn more about what a man needs to do to take charge of his health, both for himself and for
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HIV Info for Men

by Lori Sciame December 8th, 2016 | 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 22nd, 2016 | 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 27th, 2016 | 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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