Men’s Health

December 25, 2011

Patients’ own stem cells used to reverse heart damage

A story on research involving the use of stem cells to repair damaged hearts received a significant amount of coverage, particular on all of the network […]
December 25, 2011

Do nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance?

Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work?
December 23, 2011

A Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here. This is the last of three parts. […]
December 23, 2011

If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe […]
December 22, 2011

A Christmas Story – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 1 can be found here. This is the second of three parts. I […]
December 22, 2011

Don’t let the holiday turkey make your family or friends sick

A case of food poisoning can ruin anyone’s holidays. So take care with your turkey to reduce your risk of food-borne illness. The American Dietetic Association offers […]
December 21, 2011

A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I […]
December 21, 2011

Christmas trees and trappings can fan fire risk

Here are some expert tips from HealthDay News to avoid getting burned this holiday season.
May 20, 2010

New research touts the benefits of marriage on health

Tara Parker-Pope, of the New York Times, recently did an excellent analysis on the topic of the effects of marriage on health. Parker-Pope reports, “Contemporary studies […]
May 27, 2010

So, just how much activity is needed to improve your health?

The government’s latest physical activity guidelines recommend: Keep track by the week. Adults need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity activity each week, such as brisk […]
May 31, 2010

5 Skin Protection Tips For Memorial Day (and Summer)

Whether you are light- or dark-skinned, whether it’s cloudy or sunny outside, we physicians recommend you wear a sunscreen, and plenty of it. But, the simple act […]
May 31, 2010

How to Keep Bugs Off This Memorial Day (and Summer)

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season for most of us. So, now that summer is officially here and everyone is spending some […]
June 1, 2010

Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Do you?

Almost half of American adults, 45% of us, now have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, according to a report from researchers from the national […]
June 10, 2010

New Study Says, “Check blood pressure at home, not MD’s office!”

Think you need to go to the doctor’s office to check your blood pressure? Think again. For years I’ve had my patients monitor their blood pressure […]