One of three articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of manhood. From 1960 to 2002, the average American man increased in height by one inch, but increased in weight by 20 pounds, according to a study (pdf) conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). With this increase in body … Continue reading Men’s health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…30s?
The Centers for Disease Control report that approximately 85 percent of Americans will have some form of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in their system during their lifetime. Many of those infected with the virus will never know they have it, while others may develop serious health problems. Donna Cristy, RN, MSN, FNP-C, said that in … Continue reading Men, could you be living with HPV?
In a survey conducted for the American Academy of Family Physicians, 30 percent of men said they wait as long as possible to see if they will get better before seeking medical treatment. And 36 percent said they only go to the doctor if they are extremely sick. “Men often have some apprehensions that women … Continue reading How to convince your dad to go to the doctor
Prostate cancer — it’s a topic that has garnered more and more attention through the years, but that attention seems to be paying off. Death rates for prostate cancer are going down, and due to better screening processes, more men are finding the cancer early, giving them a better chance at fighting the disease. But even … Continue reading Prostate cancer: Separating myths from facts