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Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood; when this protein is elevated, it’s a sign that something’s not right. In addition to prostate cancer, a number of non-cancerous conditions can cause a man’s PSA level to rise, including: [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off on Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Here’s a proverbial question: Why do men avoid health and wellness procedures? From an irregular mole to a large lump on the neck, almost everyone can tell a story about the guy that was too tough to check it out.  And in some cases that reluctance ended badly. Here’s a simple way to screen 50 [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off on Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

What to do if you’re low-T

What to do if you’re low-T

Okay fellas, it’s time to talk about change.  And we’ll make it quick.  Men’s hormones change over time, just like the ladies do.  As you age, normal levels of testosterone may drop—resulting in reductions in libido, sexual performance and muscle strength, and increases in body fat and moodiness. Look, nobody said aging was going to [...]

June 12, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off on What to do if you’re low-T