Monthly Archives: July 2012

Heart Disease is Preventable

Heart Disease is Preventable   A recent article maintains that we should fight heart disease head on because heart disease is preventable. The article contains some interesting observations and suggestions, as for example:  “Although the rate of death from cardiovascular disease declined by 31% from 1998 to 2008, the disease is still the leading cause of death in the USA. One in every three deaths are from heart disease and stroke, according to the heart association and the Centers for […]

The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count

The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count Many men are often affronted or indignant if told their sperm count is low as if it is a slight on their masculinity, but really there is no need for loss of face in such a situation since the two are not directly related. The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count It is unfair to belittle a man for “firing blanks” since the problem of a low sperm count is often just one […]

Some Men’s Issues

Some Men’s Issues Men are not so ready to talk about personal problems, either emotional or physical, but there are some men’s issues that need to be discussed with a doctor. A recent article reminds us of some problems unique to men that they may find embarrassing or difficult to discuss, but that it is important to take these issues up with the doctor for the sake of their health and quality of life. Some Men’s Issues The article mentions […]

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health A report here explains that bacteria on the base of the teeth can gain entry into the bloodstream of gum tissue and contribute to serious health problems, and stresses the importance of gum health to general health. So keeping your teeth and gums clean and fresh is not just good for your social life but also important for your general health. The Importance of Gum Health to General Health The article explains […]

The Dilemma of Prostate Screening

The Dilemma of Prostate Screening The early detection of cancers is extremely important, since in general it greatly enhances the chances of successful treatment, but the dilemma of prostate screening is that there is as yet no reliable screening test. Traditionally there has been the rectal digital examination which only gives an indication that the prostate is enlarged which it is in most men over 50 to some degree or other. Some doctors reckon they can tell whether the gland […]