men’s health

Can a Baldness Drug Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Posted on 08/26/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate, as well as male-pattern baldness, and 10 years ago a study indicated it could reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 percent. But there was also some indication that the drug, generic name finasteride, might cause more aggressive prostate tumors, so the Food and Drug Administration added a black box warning about the potential risks and wouldn’t approve its use to prevent cancer. Doctors also backed away from …

Fish Oils May Raise Men’s Risk of Prostate Cancer

Posted on 07/11/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOmega-3 fish oils, found in supplements as well as fatty fish like salmon and sardines, have been touted for their health benefits, including protecting against heart disease. But a new study seems to turn that advice on its head for men: Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have found that men with high blood levels of fish oils have an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Men with the highest levels had a 71 percent increased risk …

Look at Men’s Health Week This Father’s Day

Posted on 06/14/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Bill Corr Men, don’t wait for a wakeup call when it comes to your health By HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr As a group, we men are not known for doing a very good job of taking care of our own health. National Men’s Health Week, from June 10 through Father’s Day on June 16, is a good time for us to start taking responsibility and doing …

Joe’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale

Posted on 03/22/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of  “The Biggest Loser.” The FINALE … or is it? Just a few short months ago, 18 individuals, 15 adults and 3 youths, won the chance to compete on Season 14 of The Biggest Loser.  These 18 Winners were chosen from tens of thousands of applicants who each recognized their own serious health issue and elected to make a positive change.  Hopefully, most of these applicants became part of the “Challenge America” wave and are well on …

Joe Takes to Heart ‘Winning’ Theme on ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale

Posted on 03/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 11 … “Winning”. Not a surprising theme given that this was the last show before the Finale of The Biggest Loser, season 14. Hard to believe that, just a few short months ago, we all arrived at the Ranch, hungry for a big change in our lives, a forever change. As a group and individually, we likely …

It’s All About Team Work for Joe on ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 02/19/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. What a journey it’s been so far, both individually and collectively. Week 8′s theme of “working together” seemed simple enough, at first glance, but THAT’S before daily living tensions and unbridled egos propelled two fiery contestants down the Chaos Causeway. This week the group had to collectively lose 70 pounds to avoid sending someone home. A daunting task …