Men’s Health

October 10, 2011

Study says cohabiting parents do kids harm

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems according to a new report from the University of Virgina’s […]
October 10, 2011

Waiting an hour after dinner before sleep reduces stroke risk

A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.
October 7, 2011

Chocolate may reduce heart disease, stroke risk

ABC World News reported that “chocolate may be a kind of secret weapon against heart disease.” So, what’s the scoop?
October 7, 2011

IOM: Vaccines safe and unrelated to autism

The print media devoted major coverage to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report showing that the benefits of vaccines far exceed their risks. In addition, the IOM assures […]
October 5, 2011

Should adults take a multivitamin every day?

The “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” column for the Washington Post recently entered the debate on the value of dietary supplements, especially multivitamins.
October 4, 2011

Can cocoa products reduce blood pressure or heart disease?

CocoaVia and Cirku are new supplements used for high blood pressure and cardiovascular health according to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD). These products are flavored powders […]
October 4, 2011

Cholesterol-lowering foods beat low fat diet

A dietary intervention study of cholesterol-lowering foods with either two or seven counseling sessions significantly lowered LDL cholesterol (the lethal or bad cholesterol) compared with a […]
October 3, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update Finished with Hazel Creek Still writing Sugar Fork Waiting for Guy’s Body Book […]
November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from the American Cancer Society.

To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer, that is the question. Or is it? Here’s the viewpoint of my friend, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, the Deputy […]
November 3, 2011

The PSA Controversy: A view from family physicians.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has once again rejected the status quo, following the evidence to propose a recommendation some likely will find controversial. Here’s […]
November 4, 2011

PSA screening for prostate cancer. The debate continues.

ABC World News reported, “An earthquake in the debate over men and prostate cancer” regarding a “simple blood test called a PSA. Twenty million men use […]
November 6, 2011

Vitamin E increases prostate cancer risk

The last few days, I’ve blogged several times about prostate cancer screening. While we’re on the topic, I thought you’d be interested in knowing that a […]
November 11, 2011

Diet affects sperm health

HealthDay reports two presentations “at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting” suggesting that there is a link “between nutrition and semen quality.”
December 31, 2011

Statins reduce risk of dying from prostate cancer

Reuters reports that, according to a study published online in the journal Cancer, use of statins may be linked to a lower risk of death from […]