Tag: immune system

Health, Parenting

hand washingWhy Your Kids Should Eat More Dirt

Dear Mr. Dad: We’re a few months away from becoming parents for the first time and we’ve been sanitizing our house to prepare it for our baby. We’ve got antibacterial soaps all over the place—no one’s going to touch our baby with dirty hands! We’re planning to give away our dog—we’ve had him for a […]

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Health, Others

Are UTI’s Getting Harder to Treat?Are UTI’s Getting Harder to Treat?

Over prescription of antibiotics for infections has been a continuous issue in the healthcare community, even after the CDC declared antibiotic resistance as a serious health threat in the last few years. Researchers have called for a further intervention to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics, who are not likely to benefit from taking them. Treating these cases with […]

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Education, Health, Masculinity, Prostate, testosterone

Treatment Options For Prostate Cancer

Active Surveillance/Watchful Waiting These are not types of treatment, but ways to monitor prostate cancer when it is very low-risk or slow growing. During active surveillance or watchful waiting, your doctor will keep track of the prostate cancer using various tests including a PSA blood test, digital rectal exam, and ultrasound. If the prostate cancer […]

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Education, Health, Lifestyle, Prostate, Sex, STDs, Well-being

UTIs in men

A UTI, or urinary tract infection, is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. A UTI can infect your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However, most UTIs affect the bladder and the urethra. It’s important to know the facts about UTIs because if left untreated, you can suffer from serious complications if the […]

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Health, Masculinity, Others, testosterone

Men and the Flu: Are We Really the Stronger Sex?

The image of the sniffling, sneezing man, wrapped in a bathrobe, and being waited on by his long-suffering-but-perfectly healthy wife is always good for a few chuckles and snorts about how women are actually the stronger sex. And, although most guys don’t want to admit it, when it comes to fighting off colds, the flu, […]

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