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Joyce Hollman

How heavily weight factors into prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is only second to skin cancer among men. When diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. Except, that is, if you’re obese. It’s important to understand weight’s connection to agressive prostate cancer, the worst fat and how to lose it…

Carolyn Gretton

The hormone that may signal COVID-19 severity in men

Testosterone is a key hormone for regulating men’s health. Low levels have been linked with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It can also affect bone, muscle and energy levels. And in the age of COVID, men with low-T face another serious threat…

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The diet that boosts testosterone and burns calories

For men, obesity and low testosterone levels can go hand-in-hand and are often a “chicken and the egg” situation. Obesity kicks off testosterone decline and the resulting low-T leaves the body burning fewer calories and leads to more weight gain. But it’s a vicious cylce that can be broken so you can get your vim and vigor back.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

What the number of pushups a man can do reveals about his health

Who wouldn’t like to have a crystal ball that could predict your health over the next decade? That way, you’d know exactly what areas to focus on to improve outcomes. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may have found the next best thing — pushups.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Coffee lovers benefit from lower prostate cancer risk

For all you male coffee lovers worried about the possibility of prostate cancer in your future, listen up: Past studies have already linked coffee to a lower relative risk of liver, bowel, and breast cancers. Now you can add prostate cancer to the list.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Boosting testosterone could help men ward off type 2 diabetes

Even though type 2 diabetes is considered the most preventable disease of all, blood sugar problems are at epidemic proportions across our country. The question is, with those skyrocketing rates, how do you avoid becoming just another statistic? Well, according to a brand-new study, the key could lie in the most well-known male hormone… Testing […]

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Joyce Hollman

The sleep condition causing premature muscle loss in men

Who would have thought a handshake could send a clear signal that something is wrong with your health? But that’s exactly what research is showing. A weak handshake could be a sign that your muscles aren’t getting enough oxygen, that you could be aging too quickly and that there’s serious disease risk in your future. […]

Carolyn Gretton

The medical procedure that increases testicular cancer risk

Men need to be watchful for any signs of testicular cancer, especially if they are at higher risk for the disease because of age, race, family history or medical condition. Recently, a study turned up another risk factor for testicular cancer — a medical procedure that can be difficult to avoid but could raise the risk almost 60 percent…

Joyce Hollman

Diet tips for dodging prostate cancer

One out of every nine American men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is survivable, but once it spreads, survival rates plummet. That’s why avoiding prostate cancer in the first place is your best chance. And the best place to start is with what you eat and don’t eat…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The connection between low testosterone and the worst COVID-19 prognosis

Men might tell you they are bigger, stronger and, therefore, healthier than women… but medical records don’t lie. The truth is that men, by and large, succumb to disease and even death more often and at younger ages than women. This is a truth that has been proven again with COVID-19. And it has a lot to do with testosterone…

Joyce Hollman

Men should lose the ‘spare tire’ to lose risk for prostate cancer

Carrying excess fat around the midsection raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, metabolic disturbances, dementia and, in women, breast cancer. Now, at least two recent studies have connected visceral fat with prostate cancer. Not just prostate cancer, but the advanced kind that normally proves fatal.

Joyce Hollman

Daily aspirin almost doubles melanoma risk for men

For years, a daily aspirin was viewed as a panacea that would prevent heart attacks and strokes and even help decrease the odds of some cancers. But it also carries risks. Recent research has turned up another one… the increased potential for deadly melanoma, especially in men.

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