Men’s Health

There are many health conditions that only affect men. Main concerns include prostate issues like cancer and BPH, low testosterone (Low-T) and erectile dysfunction. Learn what men can do to stay healthy.

Prostate Cancer Screening Best Practice

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An American man has a 16% lifetime risk of prostate cancer—not quite one in six. Though the risk of dying of prostate cancer is only 2.9 percent, it’s still the second leading cause of cancer death among American men, after lung cancer. So there’s recent concern about significant declines in: The number of men taking […]

Elder Abuse: Protect Your Loved Ones

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That there are people who prey on older people is truly heartbreaking. Especially when abuse is perpetrated by presumed caregivers, family, or fellow residents of a care facility. But it’s happening more frequently than ever, according to the US Adult Protective Services (APS), which is usually the first service notified of abuse. And it’s only […]

What is L-Arginine?

L-arginine is an important amino acid used in the body to create nitric oxide. Not to be confused with nitrous oxide (used as an anesthetic), nitric oxide helps relax blood vessels, improving circulation and supporting healthy blood pressure. What are the uses and benefits of L-Arginine? Found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, […]

What is pycnogenol?

Pycnogenol might be one of the most exciting compounds in the natural health world right now. Discovered more than 40 years ago, pycnogenol has been the subject of more than 300 publications. An extract of the French Maritime pine, pycnogenol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound with an impressive array of health benefits that […]

Safer Alternatives to Viagra

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Comedian George Burns once joked, “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” And if you’re one of the 30 million American men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), I’m sure you can relate all too well to this sentiment. Many men with ED have been able to regain their […]

Omega-3s are Essential for Men’s Health

My patient Jonathan called not long ago, anxiously asking for an emergency appointment. We found a time for him to come in that day.  He rushed in and told me he’d just read a new study linking omega-3 essential fatty acids with an increased risk of prostate cancer. I’ve been recommending omega-3 supplements to many […]

Men’s Guide to Naturally Balanced Hormones

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Guys, you’ve probably seen the testosterone ads on television…you know, the ones that promise a whole new life from a one-size-fits-all gel, patch, or injection. The ads got one thing right: It’s true that low levels of testosterone can affect your health, and by that I don’t just mean erectile dysfunction (ED). Low testosterone is […]

12 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Before You Take Your Prescription

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Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized for drug reactions and interactions. Some of those reactions are fatal, and none of them are pleasant. So while a dozen questions for a pharmacist may seem like a lot, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. Advising patients is part of a pharmacist’s job, so […]

Advanced Prostate Screening Tests: PCA3 & Color Doppler Ultrasound

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During the next few years, I expect to see prostate cancer become the number one cancer among men. Part of the problem is that myths and misconceptions get in the way of making smart treatment choices. Here are four statements I hear from patients just about every day. Can you tell which are true and […]

Inflammation, Memory, and Hormone Balance: Three Supplements

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Every month, thousands of new clinical trials are published in scientific journals. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of studies, few physicians have the time to explore new research. But years ago, I discovered that combing through these publications is an excellent way to turn up new developments that could help my patients. As time […]

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