High cholesterol: At-home hand test to check risk of retinal artery occlusion – experts

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High cholesterol: At-home hand test to check risk of retinal artery occlusion – experts
HIGH cholesterol left untreated is known to increase a person’s risk of retinal artery occlusion which could lead to permanent vision loss. Knowing the signs is crucial and following an at-home hand test could determine your risk. What to spot?

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Diabetes: The over-the-counter drug that could ‘induce’ blood sugar spikes – expert advice

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Diabetes: The over-the-counter drug that could ‘induce’ blood sugar spikes – expert advice
HEALTH bodies are braced for a steep rise in diabetes cases in the next decades, but much can be done to avert one’s risk. The condition is largely managed through diet. Certain medications available without a prescription, however, may cause significant spikes in blood sugar.

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Goat Milk Is the Buzzy Ingredient Derms Say Will Hydrate and Firm Super-Dry Skin

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Goat Milk Is the Buzzy Ingredient Derms Say Will Hydrate and Firm Super-Dry Skin
Whether you’re a fan of oat, almond, or soy, there are plenty of alt-milk options out there for you to add to your a.m. coffee. But these days, there’s another type of milk that’s found its way into your skin-care products—and derms say it’s for good reason. Goat milk—which, as you may have guessed, is […]

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This Tea Can Have Powerful Health Benefits, Experts Say

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This Tea Can Have Powerful Health Benefits, Experts Say
On top of enjoying the soothing nature of tea, those who prefer the brewed beverage can also appreciate the fact that it’s even healthier than you might have assumed.  While some options can help you lose weight and others have anti-aging effects, there’s one variety that can be used to help a wide range of […]

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Signs You Have a Drinking Problem, According to Experts

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Signs You Have a Drinking Problem, According to Experts
Many people who have a drinking problem don’t realize they have one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Excessive alcohol use is a leading preventable cause of death in the United States, shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years. Excessive alcohol use includes: Binge drinking, defined as […]

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The Man Kind Challenge: Why Healing Men Will Do More Good Than Curing Cancer

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The Man Kind Challenge: Why Healing Men Will Do More Good Than Curing Cancer
In my recent article, “My Moon Shot Mission to Save Man Kind,” I quoted my colleague Randolph M. Nesse, M.D. who said, “If you could make male mortality rates the same as female rates, you would do more good than curing cancer.”  Some may be surprised by the statement, but for me and many men […]

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What to Know About Home Fertility Tests

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What to Know About Home Fertility Tests
One of the coolest ways that the technological revolution has affected our healthcare is by giving us more access to things that can give us clear insights into our health. …

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Releasing The Shame of Being a Short Man: Standing Up to Societal Oppression

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Releasing The Shame of Being a Short Man: Standing Up to Societal Oppression
I’ve been short all my life. From the time I started school I was the shortest boy in my class. My mother told me not to worry. “Your uncles are tall, I’m sure you’ll grow to be tall like them” Both she and my father were under 5 ½ feet tall and even in college […]

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The Benefits of Organ Supplements

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The Benefits of Organ Supplements
In the constantly growing world of wellness, there are countless diets, tricks, tips, and supplements being thrown your way all the time. It can be confusing and difficult to figure…

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Testosterone and The Female Body

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Testosterone and The Female Body
When we think of sex hormones, we tend to designate them as strictly male or female, but humans are not that straightforward. Male and female bodies both rely on many…

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This Is The Time To Heal Men, Families, and Our Relationship to The Earth

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This Is The Time To Heal Men, Families, and Our Relationship to The Earth
I was five years old when my uncle drove me to the mental hospital. I was confused and afraid. “Why do I have to go?” I asked Uncle Harry. He looked at me with his round face and kind eyes. “Your father needs you,” he said simply. “What’s the matter with him?” He turned away […]

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Birth

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Birth
Pregnancy and birth is a wild, transformative experience.  Sometimes it transforms your body in totally unexpected ways. These changes aren’t always discussed or are public knowledge, which can leave postpartum…

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The #1 Best Hot Beverage to Have Every Day, Says Science

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The #1 Best Hot Beverage to Have Every Day, Says Science
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it sets the tone for our eating habits, energy levels, and health. However, it’s not just what’s on your plate that’s important—but what’s in your cup! While coffee-lovers might be a tad disappointed, there’s one hot beverage, in particular, that is well known […]

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How to Start Speed Training Without Getting Injured

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How to Start Speed Training Without Getting Injured
Starting a running habit is hard in the beginning, but also really satisfying—especially when you hit a big goals like running your first 5K or setting a new personal record. For every new runner, though, there comes a time when you start asking “what next?”  Read more…

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Is There Anything Good About Men? Celebrating The Truth About the XY Half of Humanity

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Is There Anything Good About Men? Celebrating The Truth About the XY Half of Humanity
            Being male for nearly 78 years, I’ve had a long time to think about what it means to have an XY pair of chromosomes and how I am alike and different from those who have an XX pair. I founded MenAlive following the birth of our first son, Jemal, on November 21, 1969. I […]

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Ultrasounds in Pregnancy

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Ultrasounds in Pregnancy
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely pregnant or looking to become pregnant. Or you could just be a reproductive health junkie like us, and curious about all things related…

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