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Archives for Men's Health

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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Where Men and Women Differ

by Louise June 29th, 2017 | Diet, Health Observance, Men's Health
I'm all for equality, but dieting provides an exception.

There are some facts that can't be argued with. On average, men tend to be taller and more muscular than women. The larger and more muscular one is, the more calories one needs to consume to maintain that size, therefore, men typically need more calories than women. The 2,000-calorie diet, which the nutritional panel on most products is based on, can cause some misleading results; it implies to average person (AKA someone not interested in pulling out a calculator to do the math) that eating a serving of that product will
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Easy Tips = Big Benefits

by Lori Sciame June 15th, 2017 | Men's Health
Thinking about improving one's overall health can be overwhelming. Today's overabundance of information, coming in from all directions, from TV to the Internet, can cause one's head to spin. Many men ask, "how can I sift through all the do's and don'ts to find out the best health information for me?"

First and foremost, one must skip advice that doesn't come from a reliable source. For instance, should a man take advice from the local electrician on what cancer treatment to choose?  Although the electrician may be an expert in her field, the best place to search for information on
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