December 11, 2017

Category Archives: Men’s health

Can Mindless Behaviors Help You Stay Fit?

Can Mindless Behaviors Help You Stay Fit?

According to new research, healthy habits die hard when you’re tired or stressed. When stress and lack of sleep bring on zombie-like behaviors, like mindlessly devouring junk food in front of the TV or skipping yet another early-morning Editors Recommend: New Study: Short Bouts of Exercise Boost Self-Control New Study: Is Muscle Fatigue All in Your Head? read moreContinue Reading

MLB Power Rankings: Opening Day to Today

MLB Power Rankings: Opening Day to Today

Which MLB teams are excelling—and which are slipping—this season? May is coming to a close, which means the MLB season is two months in and the 2013 playoffs are on the horizon. Editors Recommend: 10 Most Memorable MLB World Series Wins 10 Most Unforgettable MLB Postseason Chokes read moreContinue Reading

Over 40? Go easy on the extreme workouts, dude

Over 40? Go easy on the extreme workouts, dude

CrossFit. Warrior dashes. Insanity challenges. Extreme workouts are definitely the hot new trend in fitness these days. But those pulse-pounding pursuits might be too much for men of a certain age.Continue Reading

Scans may show brain changes in Gulf War illness

Scans may show brain changes in Gulf War illness

Robert Ward can’t work full time and his constant fatigue makes running a distant memory. The Desert Storm veteran hopes a brain imaging study he took part in will start to shed light on why he and thousands of other Gulf War vets suffer such strange symptoms.Continue Reading

Word Tests May Predict Gains for Kids With Autism

Word Tests May Predict Gains for Kids With Autism

Toddlers’ brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skillsContinue Reading

ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugsContinue Reading

Does Your Back Need a Spring Tune-up?

Does Your Back Need a Spring Tune-up?

You wouldn’t think of revving up a cold engine after your car has been on the blocks for months. The same principal applies to the modern couch potato after hibernating in front of the TV all winter. Back injuries can occur when warm weather arrives and we shift into high gear. Armed with information and a few health tips, back injuries are preventable. The most common injuries The most common back injury is the sprain—called a paraspinal muscle sprain—similar to what you might sustain in a lower extremity like pulling a hamstring. This happens when there is too much stress, too quickly—and the back muscles and other soft tissue fail to support the back. A classic example of this occurs when doing heavy lifting, i….Continue Reading

Head and Neck Cancers are Serious Business

Head and Neck Cancers are Serious Business

With the recent unfortunate loss of film critic Roger Ebert and media reports of actor Michael Douglas’ battle with cancer, the rare but potentially devastating group of head and neck cancers has received much needed attention. Cancers of the head and neck are categorized by the area in which they originate: the oral cavity or tongue; the throat (pharynx); voicebox (larynx) and the sinuses or nasal cavity. Cancer can also begin in the salivary or thyroid glands—although these cancers are technically different, they often are included because the damage can occur in the head and neck. Symptoms Head and neck cancers…Continue Reading

Anxiety Disorder: Just As Serious As A Heart Attack

Anxiety Disorder: Just As Serious As A Heart Attack

By Brian Gedeon, M.D. A young patient of mine—a 27-year-old named Gary—came to my office after an emergency-room visit for stomach pain. When he came to see me he had already had a complete CT scan of his body. Lab work and imaging studies found nothing wrong. I initially got him an appointment with a gastroenterologist (a stomach and intestine specialist) because I thought he may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. During the two weeks prior to his scheduled procedures, I saw him almost every day in the clinic—and he was seen almost nightly in the ER. We tried gluten-free diets to see if that was the problem, and it wasn’t either. Then it hit …Continue Reading

Keep Your Hair On!

Keep Your Hair On!

Concerned about side effects from baldness meds? Fight hair loss the smart way …. By Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. Yes, yes—Vin Diesel and Jason Statham make baldness sexy. But that look doesn’t work for anyone, and plenty of men out there would just as soon keep their locks flowing, thank you very much. I understand that, and the topic comes up frequently with my male patients, who find themselves battling what seems to be an unstoppable slide toward chrome domes. Male pattern baldness is responsible for about 95 percent of baldness in men, with approximately two-thirds of American men experiencing some level of thinning hair by age 35. This can be devastating and can affect many aspects of …Continue Reading

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