When to Get a Second Opinion

Despite what your insurance company says, getting a second opinion is vital when you face a potentially serious health issue. The Male Health Center recommends you insist on one whenever you face one of these situations: Any time the diagnosis involves major surgery. Whenever the diagnosis is potentially debilitating or life-threatening. If your doctor is…

Ensuring Bone Health for Men

Strong bones are just as important for men as women. We need calcium, vitamin D and other important nutrients to ensure our bones and teeth stay strong and hard. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises men to ingest 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day from either foods or supplements. After age 70, calcium needs…

The Best Men’s Health Blogs of 2016

Healthline, a leading consumer health information site, has selected these blogs as the best of 2016 because of what they’re doing to raise awareness or simply get people talking about men’s health. Here are three stand-outs: Mark’s Daily Apple Written by Mark Sisson, this blog focuses on all things fitness, including nutrition, exercise, and general healthy…

Men, You Aren’t Invincible. See a Doctor.

In 2006, The New York Times published an article about the poor state of men’s health. Unfortunately, little has changed. These are highlights from “Health Disparities Persist for Men, and Doctors Ask Why”: Research based on a 2000 survey by the Commonwealth Fund found that almost a quarter of all men had not seen a…

Men and Depression

The suicide rate among American men is about four times higher than among women.

How to be More Heart-Healthy

Over 39 million American men (1 in 3) suffer from heart problems. Each year, just under half a million of them die of cardiovascular disease.