Tag: MHN

Family Issues, Fatherhood, Masculinity

Healthy Start Fathers: Real Life, Real Dads

By Kenn Harris, National Healthy Start Association, Dads Matter Initiative and Armin Brott, Mr. Dad We all know (or at least we should know) how important fathers are in their children’s lives. Children with involved fathers get better grades and are more likely to graduate high school. They’re less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol or […]

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Health, Prostate

A Novel Prostate Cancer Therapy Gets the Green Light

Great news for individuals suffering from prostate cancer and men’s health advocates everywhere, as this week the FDA-approved a new treatment for men with the advanced stage of the disease. The vaccine, called Provenge, is not a traditional preventive cancer vaccine (such as those for cervical cancer), but rather boosts the patient’s immune system to […]

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Advocacy, Boys, Cardio, Depression, Diabetes, Education, Family Issues, Health, Legislative, Masculinity, Others, Parenting, Policy, Public Policy, STDs, Suicide

Placing American Indian and Alaska Native Boys and Men’s Health Disparities on the Map

A group of stakeholders dedicated to raising awareness on health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) males has collaborated with Men’s Health Network (MHN) and the Office of Minority Health to develop a brief report titled A Vision of Wellness and Health Equity for AI/AN Boys and Men. Among American Indians and Alaska […]

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Anxiety, Cardio, Depression, Diabetes, Editorials, Fertility, Health, Legislative, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Nutrition, Policy, Prostate, Psychology, Public Policy, Relationships, Stress, Suicide, Work

The Business Case for Paying Attention to Men’s Health

Most people know that men live shorter (by five years), less-healthy lives than women. They’re more likely to be the victim of a violent crime, die in a car crash, commit suicide, and be injured at work. Men also have higher death rates from nine of the top ten killers, are more likely to be […]

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Health, Health, Lifestyle, Others, Uncategorized

Over 50? Better Lather Up if You’re Going Outside

If you’re over 50 and you regularly apply sunscreen, congratulations! Unfortunately, you’re in the minority. Fewer than 30 percent of men in that age group say they always protect their skin when going outside in the sun (compared with 43 percent of women), according to a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology […]

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