Men's Health http://www.kunc.org en Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky http://www.kunc.org/post/testosterone-biggest-mens-health-craze-viagra-may-be-risky Men seek it out to combat low energy and decreased sex drive. Prescription testosterone has become so popular that so-called "low T" clinics are becoming common sights in cities and suburbs.<p>The number of testosterone prescriptions written in the U.S. more than tripled in the past decade. But researchers suspect that much of the testosterone dispensed at low-T clinics isn't tracked, since it's often bought with cash. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:35:00 +0000 55888 at http://www.kunc.org Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky Using Stereotypes To Make Feelings Manly http://www.kunc.org/post/using-stereotypes-make-feelings-manly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado’s suicide rate in 2012 was the highest it’s been since record keeping began in the </span>1980's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The vast majority of them were men.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:51:29 +0000 Jackie Fortier 49299 at http://www.kunc.org Using Stereotypes To Make Feelings Manly Popularity Of Circumcision Falls In U.S., Especially Out West http://www.kunc.org/post/popularity-circumcision-falls-us-especially-out-west Boys born in the West are more likely to skip circumcision than they are to have the once common procedure.<p>It's a dramatic change over the past 32 years. Back in 1979, about two-thirds of boys out West got circumcised in the hospital soon after they were born. By 2010, only 40 percent were.<p>Overall, rates of circumcision performed in U.S. hospitals have dropped about a 10th over the past three decades. Fifty-eight percent of newborn boys got circumcised in the hospital in 2010, compared with around 65 percent in 1979. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:15:00 +0000 48664 at http://www.kunc.org Popularity Of Circumcision Falls In U.S., Especially Out West Evidence Supports Pill To Prevent Some Prostate Cancers http://www.kunc.org/post/evidence-supports-pill-prevent-some-prostate-cancers Researchers say a cheap, generic pill called finasteride prevents almost 40 percent of low-grade prostate cancers without increasing the risk of dying from more aggressive tumors.<p>New <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1215932">evidence</a> points to the drug as a potentially safer way to deal with prostate cancers that now get <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1722196">more intense treatment</a>. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Richard Knox 48354 at http://www.kunc.org Evidence Supports Pill To Prevent Some Prostate Cancers Failure To Communicate Between Doctors And Men About PSA Test http://www.kunc.org/post/failure-communicate-between-doctors-and-men-about-psa-test The PSA test has been dissed a lot lately. The nation's preventive medicine task force, for one, says the test is so unreliable in figuring out who's at risk for deadly prostate cancer that most men shouldn't bother getting one.<p>But the test for prostate-specific antigen, <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7512659">imperfect though it is</a>, remains one of two main tests for prostate cancer, along with the digital rectal exam. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:26:00 +0000 46961 at http://www.kunc.org Failure To Communicate Between Doctors And Men About PSA Test