Archive for March, 2010

Legislative, Policy, Public Policy

Health Reform Unraveled: A Health Professional’s Perspective

Last week, Congress passed arguably the most comprehensive health legislation since Medicare. After over a year of passionate debate (and nearly a 100 years in the making), the bill was signed into law. Though not a perfect bill, far from it for many, the legislation establishes a fundamental social precedent where we as a society […]

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Policy, Prostate, Public Policy

An Informed Decision

Richard J. Ablin, research professor of immunobiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, has been studying prostate cancer for over 40 years.  After discovering the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), an enzyme made by the prostate, and subsequent approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994, the PSA test is the most commonly used […]

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Lifestyle, Policy, STDs, Substance Abuse

Sadly, the Luck O’ the Irish Doesn’t Protect Against Drunk Drivers, STDs, Early Death (Or Anything Else for That Matter)

Since it is indeed St. Patrick’s Day and this is a forum for discussing Men’s health you could probably have guessed that the message today would be about the dangers of alcohol consumption.  However, hopefully I can avoid being too stale and provide you with some new information and just enough caution to cause you […]

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new again, Well-being

Do yourself some good…and others, too

Remember the last time you did something nice for someone, just because? It probably felt pretty good. Imagine multiplying that good feeling over many times, and it’s bound to have some positive effects on your own health. For those who have a little or a lot of time to give, volunteering for a cause that […]

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Public Policy, Well-being

Men’s Health Caucus in the American Public Health Association

On February 24, 2010, Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), announced the Association’s support for the Men’s Health Caucus, which will draw awareness to an emerging and cross-cutting public health concern. Scott Williams, Chair of the newly formed Caucus and Vice President of Men’s Health Network (MHN), explained that […]

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