Men’s Health

December 11, 2011

Cold and Flu Old Wives’ Tales Debunked

Was mom’s stay-well advice right? Don’t go out with wet hair. Rest. Cover your mouth when you cough.
December 9, 2011

Simple lifestyle changes dramatically cut risk for type 2 diabetes

USA Today reported, “Making just ONE key lifestyle change can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by roughly one-third.”
December 9, 2011

Whole grain consumption reduces colorectal cancer risk

MedPage Today reports, “Individuals eating three daily servings of whole grains had a significantly, though modestly, lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to pooled data from nearly […]
December 8, 2011

Chicken pox vaccine dramatically reduces death rates

The Wall Street Journal reports in “Aches & Claims” that the Varivax chicken pox vaccine has reduced mortality by 88%, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
December 8, 2011

Doctors warn against mailing chickenpox items

This was a new one to me. The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Some parents, hoping to avoid giving their kids the chickenpox vaccine, were […]
December 8, 2011

Melanoma detection device receives FDA pre-market approval

The AP reports, “Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspicious-looking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.”
December 7, 2011

Study finds correlation between happiness and longer life

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study by epidemiologists at University College, London, “happiness is good for your health.” The results […]
December 6, 2011

Alcohol and breast cancer … what am I telling my patients?

In a blog earlier today, “Even low levels of alcohol increase breast cancer risk,” I told you, “Less than a drink a day even a glass […]
July 23, 2010

Poll: Too many Americans not using sunscreen

Even as summer temperatures soar, Americans are turning a cold shoulder to sunscreen, according to a poll released recently. According to a report in Reuters Health: Only […]
July 23, 2010

No evidence sunscreen use promotes skin cancer

On the NBC Nightly News (May 25, 2010), NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD, discussed sunscreen use, disputing a charge made by an environmental group that […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Health Magazine Recommendations

If you’re heading outside this summer, bring sunscreen. But with so many choices on the shelves, how can you choose which one is best for you […]
July 23, 2010

Choosing the Best Sunscreen – Consumer Reports Recommendations

With summer upon us, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for the season. To help navigate the vast selection crowding store shelves and to ensure […]
August 6, 2010

Americans spending more on back surgery, but few find relief

The AP reports, “Even though only a fraction of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery, complicated spine operations are on the rise. So […]
August 16, 2010

Using testosterone in men

There’s a long-brewing controversy about using testosterone in older men. The interest in testosterone replacement is being fueled by several popular books and consumer ads about […]