Problem Gambling: A Risky Addiction
It may start with a lucky lottery ticket, a winning hand at poker, or the matching reels of a slot machine. The ending is rarely profitable. Problem gambling—or compulsive gambling—ensnares at least 6 million people in the U.S.—many of them men. It’s an addiction that can yield financial and personal ruin.
Long-Term Unemployment May Be Linked to a Shorter Life
Losing your job can certainly be stressful. You may worry about your future—how you will pay your bills or take care of yourself and your family. Being unemployed can affect your mental and physical health. Long-term unemployment may be even more detrimental. A recent study suggests it may shorten your lifespan.
Eating Disorders Trouble Men, Too
Traditionally labeled a woman’s problem, eating disorders may trouble more men than originally thought. Current research suggests they may simply go unrecognized.
Managing the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer today have several treatment options. But no matter your treatment choice, long-term side effects are possible.
Should You Be Screened for an Aneurysm?
Blood travels throughout your body on a highway of sorts. Arteries transport oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body; veins return oxygen-stripped blood back. Like a car accident, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can disrupt this normal flow. Screening for this often fatal condition may save your life.
Eating Breakfast Can Do a Man’s Heart Good
As the first meal of the day, breakfast fuels you. It supplies much-needed energy after sleeping—a period of fasting for your body. Unfortunately, some men don’t partake in this daily morning fill-up.
Prostate Cancer Screening: A Complex Decision
Screening for prostate cancer isn't complicated-all it takes is a blood sample. Deciding to do it may not be quite so easy. Recent research suggests such testing may do more harm than good. This emerging evidence has prompted many experts-the latest in line, the American College of Physicians-to rethink routine prostate cancer screening. Men may want to do the same.
Low T? Know the Risks of Testosterone Treatment
Hormones hold a lot of sway in the human body. And not just in women. A drop in the hormone testosterone can spur unsettling symptoms in men. Low T-as it's called-has more men seeking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), despite the risks.
Bison: Give It a Grill
To many people, grilling signifies summer. Favored spoils of the season: steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs. You may also want to toss some bison on those grates. Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it may be a healthier alternative to other red meats.
- How Safe Is Your Home?
A home should be a haven-a place where you rest and enjoy time with family-a place of safety and security. But that isn't always the case.
Bone Health Isn’t Just a Woman’s Concern
Many men may rank heart disease as a top health concern. Focused on their hearts, they may ignore or not realize how important bone health is, too. Osteoporosis-a disease that weakens and greatly increases the risk for bone fracture-affects almost 9 million men in the U.S. Even though the condition is more common in women, it may be more harmful in men.
Easing Your Concerns About a Prostate Exam
Visiting your doctor may not always be the most pleasant experience, especially if you need to have a digital rectal exam, or DRE. Like the Pap test for women, a DRE makes many men feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Knowing more about this common procedure can ease your concerns and help you prepare for your first - or subsequent - DRE.