Men's Health

1:35am

Mon April 28, 2014
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Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Katherine Streeter for NPR
Katherine Streeter for NPR

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.

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. This unfettered flow of testosterone — officially a controlled substance — has raised concerns among doctors who specialize in hormonal problems.

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4:51pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Health

Using Stereotypes To Make Feelings Manly

Dr. Rich Mahogany is a manly man and the pretend doctor on ManTherapy.org
Credit Mantherapy.org

6:15am

Thu August 22, 2013
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Popularity Of Circumcision Falls In U.S., Especially Out West

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 5:09 am

Where a boy is born has a big influence on whether he'll be circumcised, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.
CDC

Boys born in the West are more likely to skip circumcision than they are to have the once common procedure.

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.

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3:11pm

Wed August 14, 2013
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Evidence Supports Pill To Prevent Some Prostate Cancers

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:40 am

The active ingredient in Propecia, a baldness remedy approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997, is showing new promise as a way to prevent some prostate cancers.
AP

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.

New evidence points to the drug as a potentially safer way to deal with prostate cancers that now get more intense treatment. Many prostate cancers that aren't destined to cause men serious health problems are often treated with surgery or radiation.

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3:26pm

Thu July 11, 2013
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Failure To Communicate Between Doctors And Men About PSA Test

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 7:11 am

At least they're talking.
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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.

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