Archive for October, 2016

Family, Family Issues, Fatherhood, Health, Nutrition, Parenting

Avoid a Halloween Fright: Keep Your Medicines Up and Away From Children

For young children, those first Halloweens can be lots of fun—wearing costumes, staying up late, counting their haul of candy, and sneaking extra pieces when parents aren’t looking. But Halloween also worries me a bit because I’ve seen how easy it is for kids to mistake medicines for candies. As a dad, I know that […]

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Editorials, Education, Family Issues, Fatherhood

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

We all want nothing more than to be understood. But for some kids, that isn’t as easy as it seems. Learning and attention issues are much more common in children than most people realize. In fact, in the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles with brain-based learning and attention issues that affect reading, writing, math, […]

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Masculinity, Other Cancers

Eric DunlapI Was Told This is a Woman’s Disease

For Eric Dunlap, the diagnosis began with a throbbing pain in his upper chest during an intense home workout. It was 2000, and Dunlap, then 34, was beginning to settle into the American Dream just outside of Atlanta. He was a few years into a marriage with his college sweetheart, and was the father of […]

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Growing Up, Masculinity

Even More Distracted Driving

Dear Mr. Dad: A few weeks ago, you had an email from a 13-year old whose mother talks on the phone. You should have told the child to rat her mother out to the cops. The mother is endangering her own life, her daughter’s life, and innocent bystanders’ and drivers’ lives. The 13-year old should send a note […]

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Advocacy, Editorials, Public Policy

Men’s Health Takes Center Stage at the White House

In 2012, Men’s Health Network launched the Dialogue on Men’s Health series, which regularly brings together healthcare professionals, patient groups, community organizations, private corporations, and government agencies to address the unique challenges that confront men, boys, and their families. So you can imagine how delighted we were when the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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