Tag: public health

Health, Masculinity

peter baker interviewPublic Health in Action: Not a Zero-Sum Game

With the solstice behind us and the last few days of June ahead, summer is here.  And the reminders are constant: warmer weather, relaxed dress codes and recurring vacation ads on television.  Along with the official start of summer, the month marks an important awareness period for men’s health.  Events and activities centered to encourage […]

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Advocacy, Boys, Growing Up, Health, Health, Lifestyle, Policy

Public Health in Action – A Silent Health Crisis

Of all the things in the fields of both public health and healthcare that pique my interest and attention most, it’s health disparities, specifically the numbers 5 and 7.  In a country as productive and innovative as ours, it’s a particularly vexing reality check whenever I’m faced with those two numbers, which I’ve listed below […]

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Family Issues, Health, Prostate, Public Policy

Warren Buffett’s choice to opt for PSA testing was a wise one

In 2008, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that over 75 skip the routine PSA tests that have been an important diagnostic tool for decades. The reason for this recommendation? In older men, PSA scores can be high as a result of simply getting older or having an enlarged prostate. In addition, the Task […]

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