- 5 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu
You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
- 8 Ways to Avoid Common Self-Care Mistakes
Treating common illnesses at home isn't complicated. Even so, doing it safely requires knowledge and a willingness to follow the rules.
- Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks
After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.
- Attention Men: Doctor Knows Best
Men who think they're too "macho" to seek medical help could end up making more trips to the doctor's office in the long run.
- Debunking 10 Aging Myths
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.
- Healthcare Guidelines For Men
Use these guidelines as a reminder to take care of your personal health care needs, and also as a list of topics to discuss with your doctor.
- How to Assess Your Risk for Chronic Disease
Here are ways to help you fine-tune your lifestyle to promote optimum health.
- Know Your Family's Health History
To find out what your family risks are, ask people on both sides of your family. Start with your parents, siblings and children.
- Men Over 50 Need Annual Prostate Exam
The best weapon against prostate cancer is catching it early.
- Men’s Health Essentials
The leading causes of death for American men are heart disease and cancer—two diseases that can largely be prevented by adopting a few essential healthy habits.
- Older Adults and the Common Cold
Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.
- Routine Vaccination Recommendations
Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors.
- Special Vaccination Requirements
Review your immunization history with your health care provider and be sure that children over the age of 2 are on schedule with their vaccine series.
- The Physical Power of Social Support
Certain behaviors may help safeguard you from illness and disease. These include exercising regularly and sleeping enough. Here may be another: staying socially connected. It may well do your body good.
- Why Real Men See the Doctor
Waiting until you are ill before you see your health care provider can put your health in jeopardy.