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Archives for Men's Health

Staying Active Counts

by Lori Sciame July 6th, 2018 | Men's Health
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that 80% of American adults do not get the recommended amount of exercise each day.  This fact will have tragic consequences on the  health status of the US population, including increased cases of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. As outlined in a May, 2013 CBS News article, "physical inactivity can lead to obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to the CDC, while exercise can help control weight, and reduce the risk for developing heart disease and some cancers, while providing mental health benefits."

What's a man to do?  Exercise of
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Health Crossroads for Men

by Lori Sciame April 27th, 2018 | Men's Health
Men experience key times in their lives when their health may be compromised due to changes in behavior, changes in the environment, or even changes within their own bodies.  These health crossroads can either be approached with a sense of confidence and control or with fear and ignorance.  Curious?  Read on to find out more about times when a man should make his health even more of a priority.

Sexual Initiation

A man needs to consider his health status when he becomes sexually active.  Instead of approaching his sex life without accurate knowledge, he should gather information on how to keep
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Alzheimer’s and Men’s Health

by Lori Sciame November 10th, 2017 | Health Observance, Men's Health
Alzheimer's is a disease that causes the brain to shrink.  In essence, the disease robs one of his ability to think clearly.  An article in HealthDay Reporter by Denise Mann suggests that although Alzheimer's affects both men and women, the disease progresses differently in each sex. She states, "men seemed to have more problems with their thinking ability when diagnosed with Alzheimer's than their female counterparts did. What's more, men and women lost gray matter in different areas of their brain."  While it's too early to tell why there is a difference between the sexes, one thing remains clear:
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Young Men and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Lori Sciame September 28th, 2017 | Men's Health
Most people will become sexually active when they reach early adulthood. For an American male, the average age he will lose his virginity is 16.9 years (Kinsey Institute; California State University).  At this time in a man's life, he has to seriously think about unwanted pregnancies, and he must become aware of the risks of sexually transmitted diseases.  These diseases have different symptoms, and varying health ramifications, yet they all have one thing in common; they can negatively affect a man's health for life.

Sex: Not Just with One Person

Teens lack awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, as parents/guardians shy away from
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Make Healthy Eating a Priority

by Lori Sciame August 3rd, 2017 | Health Observance, Men's Health
As a man ages, his odds of developing certain diseases increases. For example, his chances of developing heart disease and prostate cancer are especially high if he chooses not to consume healthy foods.  As outlined by Livestrong.com, "according to the American Dietetic Association, aging men need vitamins and nutrients to sustain a healthy quality of life."  Read on to learn ways to make healthy eating a priority for a man over 50.

Say Farewell to Fast Food

50 year old men and older can probably remember the time in history when fast food did not permeate society.  Contrary to
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