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Men’s Health

Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels

Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy levels of this hormone. “We found that a plant-based diet was associated…

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Big Boys Do Cry – and That’s Cool

For men, recognizing the warning signs of depression can be hard to acknowledge. But ignoring them is worse.   Originally published August 9, 2018 Revised June 18, 2020 Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps. Four-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan. The list goes on. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ken…

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The Greatest Threat to Men’s Health? Loneliness

Blame the wife and kids. Blame the job or retirement. Blame social distancing. No matter what the reasons are, too many men tend to distance themselves from friends as they grow older.   While it may sound harmless, not maintaining relationships can be dangerous to your overall health and wellbeing. Originally published September 11, 2018…

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Is Colorectal Cancer Preventable?

By Laurence R. Sands, M.D. Colorectal surgeon Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center ________________ Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. It typically affects those in the sixth, seventh and eighth decades of life. The good news is that the disease is preventable with appropriate screening tests. Current…

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Extremely Overweight Men Have Options

By Nestor de la Cruz Munoz, M.D. Medical Director, Bariatrics University of Miami Health System Obesity impacts more than 40% of men. In fact, obesity rates are essentially the same between the sexes at 42%, yet men only comprise approximately 20% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. For too long, our society has considered metabolic and…

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Health Checkups: You Need Them, Guys

Regular health checkups can catch little things before they become big problems. Hey, guys! You really should get them. But, truth is, most don’t. Most of us treat our cars better than our bodies. We take our car to the shop regularly. We get our oil changed, rotate our tires. And – insert manly chortle…

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