Health, Others

Prevention is Power: National Minority Health Month Continues

April is National Minority Health Month and Men’s Health Network (MHN) is taking this opportunity to encourage everyone to come together and talk about prevention in the health care system and communities; specifically about what they can do individually to keep themselves and their families healthy.

What is National Minority Health Month?

It’s an awareness period which highlights health disparities that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities, and it encourages prevention as a key strategy for achieving health equity. Continue Reading

Family, Sex, STDs

Sperm + (Heart)x2 = Father

“Doc, should I bank my sperm to protect my heirs from going mad?” Wow, now that’s a question. He was wondering how he should handle the now credible link between older dads and their kids having higher rates of autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Although small, the increase in these conditions in offspring of older dads is significant, and guys without rug rats are now, officially, worried about them.

Take musician and writer Dan Crane, for example: “I never thought I’d write publicly about masturbating into a cup — particularly in The New York Times — but never say never, I guess.” In his “Diary of a Sperm Banker,” he laid out the whole issue, bare bones and all, for public consumption. I was happy to partake in Dan’s sperm journey… in least in its more cerebral aspects. Continue Reading

Fitness, Mental Health, Nutrition, Others, Sports, Well-being, Work

Simple Steps to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy living doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it requires months of consistency and conviction. A healthy lifestyle, though challenging when first starting out, has innumerable benefits and truly enriches your mind, body and soul. It isn’t enough to take on a short-term diet or sign up for this month’s workout fad. Instead, wellness should be viewed as an alternative style of living – a true lifestyle change. The following bullet points will empower you to form better daily habits, and to take charge of your wellness, today. Continue Reading

Mental Health, Nutrition

Curcumin — A Novel Treatment for Depression?

By Dr. Ajay Goel

About 1 in 10 Americans report symptoms of depression, and the causes can be as varied as the individuals reporting them.1 Unfortunately, many of the current therapeutic drugs for depression are truly only effective and safe in the short term. When taken long term, these medications may cause sedation, weight gain or physical sensations of numbness or pain.

Finding an effective, long-term and natural therapeutic agent — whether as a stand-alone or add-on therapy — has been difficult. While St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) has solid studies supporting its use in cases of mild and moderate depression, it hasn’t been found as effective for those with major depressive disorder.2-8 However, current research and traditional practice point to an effective alternative botanical compound: a specialized, high-absorption curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils. Continue Reading

Cardio, Fitness

Do Your Feet Swell After Running? What it Could Mean and How to Treat It.

If you are an avid runner, you might wear your running shoes a half size, or more, larger than your dress shoes due to foot swelling. In fact, foot swelling is a common complaint of many runners. However, a recent study by the University of Nevadaindicates that foot swelling may not always be an automatic result of running.

In fact, if you have issues with your feet swelling during a run, or other types of exercise, there could be several factors contributing to the swelling. Continue Reading


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