Category Archives: Men’s General Health

Alcohol — How Much Is Too Much?

Alcohol — How Much Is Too Much?

Alcohol is one of a man’s best friends. It is perfect to put your mind at ease, can even make a night fun. Or, can be used to spice up a romantic evening, or is perfect to have on-hand during a football game. That said, some adverse side effects come along with

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Tips for Personal Hygiene — Part II

Tips for Personal Hygiene — Part II

Today we have an abundance of information available on personal hygiene.  Before venturing out to the club, on a date, or to the movies, there are some rules for hygiene and others are guidelines to any romantic rendezvous. We are always busy, and sometimes we can play around with the rules. Still,

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Tips for Personal Hygiene — Part I

Tips for Personal Hygiene — Part I

Personal hygiene—an essential facet of self-care. Regarding hygiene, there have been many improvements in recent decades. Consider that a century ago, hygiene was rarely openly discussed. About 60 years later, around 1978, personal hygiene was undergoing dramatic changes. Society as a whole was learning, or about to learn, the necessity of things like deodorant,

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Men’s Health—5 Areas of Concern

Men’s Health—5 Areas of Concern

On average, men go to doctor nearly half as often as women. Why? It would seem that are some factors that play into this. Whatever the reason, however, it is crucial to be aware of changes in one’s health. If you do not feel well, see a doctor right away. Here are five

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The Isolating Experience of Infertility

The Isolating Experience of Infertility

Statistically speaking, about one in eight couples have trouble conceiving. In the United States alone, that is about 561,000 couples! The staggering statistic can be an abstract thought. But if we put it into perspective, that is nearly half the population of Rhode Island! So, if you are dealing with infertility, know that

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Testicular Cancer—Some Facts You Need to Know

Testicular Cancer—Some Facts You Need to Know

The testicles—or testes—are a part of the male reproductive system and are responsible for producing and regulating sperm and testosterone, a male hormone. There are a variety of cells that are involved in the testicles’ formation. So, what is testicular cancer? What should I know about it? How does cancer affect a

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5 Awesome Water Sports to Try for Fitness and Fun 

5 Awesome Water Sports to Try for Fitness and Fun 

Maybe you are looking for new ways to fit in a workout and want to take advantage of lakes, rivers, and oceans. Here are some awesome water sports you may want to try: Paddleboarding This is also known as paddle surfing. The sport’s origins can be traced back to Polynesia and the

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5 Common Myths about Men’s Health

According to a study cited by the CDC, when it comes to seeing a doctor for annual exams and preventive services, men are less likely than women to do so. In fact, twice as many men as women had no contact with a doctor over a year’s time. Men tend to avoid

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Sleeping In the Nude May Boost Fertility

How do you like to sleep? Do you retire in your jammies, curl up in your boxers, or do you sleep in the buff? Researchers have known for some time that boxers are the preferred underwear for those concerned about their sperm count. Science shows us that high temperatures in the testes

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Steps To Take When Infertility is Suspected

Today, more than ever before more men live with the anxiety of this being infertile. In fact, it is estimated that x 14% of all couples worldwide struggle with infertility and, about half of the cases wherein infertility is suspected the fault is attributed to men. Of course, there are a number

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Can A Cancer Survivor Father Children?

Second, only to death, cancer is one of the human race’s greatest enemies. Really, though only second, cancer can ultimately take first place in one’s life. Even so, if it does not, it only leaves insufferable lifelong consequences. Treatment, worrying, follow-ups—cancer can consume a person and all of his loved ones. In the

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Using an MRI to Detect Prostate Cancer—The Challenges

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scanning technique for creating detailed images of the human body. The scan uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to generate images of parts of the body that cannot be seen as well with X-rays, CT scans, or ultrasound. Recently, in a video interview with

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Does Cancer Attacks Discriminately?

In the United States, prostate cancer is the second most deadly variety for men, second only to melanoma. Unfortunately, this disease does not hit every man in equal fashion. As a man ages, the likelihood of him developing cancer increases. Men 70 years old and older are at the greatest risk of facing

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Infertility’s Unpleasant Baggage

Infertility’s Unpleasant Baggage

For centuries, men have preferred marrying women younger than themselves. From an evolutionary standpoint, some suggest, it has been embedded into our DNA to choose women younger than us—albeit a year or 10 years younger. The reason supporting this theory is simple. They’ll be better able to carry on the human race.

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Can Coffee Actually Affect a Man’s Fertility?

Surprisingly enough, the question begs: Can coffee actually affect a man’s fertility? It is no secret that men are more pressed for time today than any other era in history. There are so many varying factors in life that quite often getting enough sleep is too difficult. To that end, some men

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Hooray for Same-Sex Parents!

Evidence shows that children of same-sex parents are being raised very well, as compared to children raised by opposite-sex parents.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced its approval of same-sex marriage. “Children thrive in families that are stable and that provide permanent security, and the way we do that is through

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Why Has the Sperm Count of Western Men Dropped Significantly?

Though infertility has been on the uprise in industrialized countries for decades, a new study finds that the Western world is suffering the most. What could some contributing factors be? What could be a solution? A study, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, looked at 43,000 men from a variety of

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Could Exercise Improve the Prostate Cancer Survival Rate?

In the modern United States, prostate cancer is survivable. While some factors play into the general survival of diseases, one major factor is an early diagnosis. Nearly 3.3 million American men are survivors of prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). These men account for 21% of all survivors worldwide.

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