Archive for November, 2010

Family Issues, new again, Parenting, Well-being, Work

The Importance of Father-Son Proximity and Initiation into the Masculine Culture

Friday after Thanksgiving was a lazy, windy, cold and gray day in Washington, D.C.  I nearly forgot I had scheduled to meet a friend because he had expressed an interest in getting involved in men’s health issues. I got to our meeting place early, grabbed a hot chocolate to warm up, and a Wall Street […]

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Health, Policy, Prostate, Public Policy

Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee Recommends Medicare Reimbursement of Provenge

Yesterday, the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee’s (MEDCAC) vote on a number of questions amounted to a recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover Provenge, a therapeutic vaccine for men with advanced prostate cancer.  While the recommendation was not overwhelmingly enthusiastic, Provenge clears one hurdle on its way […]

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Health, Policy, Prostate, Public Policy

Prostate Cancer Policy Update: The Advocate’s Prostate Cancer Battle

The Federal Government has recently taken unconventional actions surrounding prostate cancer. Advocates keep in mind, healthcare policy is political and the right combination of hard work, preparation and advocacy is needed for success.

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Events, Health

Light the Night for Men’s Health November 21, 2010

Malecare , a men’s cancer support and advocacy organization, is leading the efforts for our country’s first annual Men’s Health Night on November 21. We’re asking every home to light a blue bulb that night, to honor the men we love, those who are living and those who we wish were still with us, our […]

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Events, Health

Timeout for Veteran’s Health!

November 13, 2010, in recognition of Veterans Day, the Washington Redskins, GlaxoSmithKline and other Health & Wellness partner organizations are hosting a unique screening and education event in the Redskins team locker room at FedExField to encourage men and women military veterans to be proactive about their health. www.redskinshealthandwellness.com

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