men’s health

Multivitamins, Men and Cancer: New Study Shows Small Benefit

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe first major study of long-term daily multivitamin use by nearly 15,000 older men found that it has a modest effect in reducing overall cancer but not, unfortunately, in lowering the risk for prostate cancer. The study was published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, to coincide with the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Anaheim. Multivitamins are the most common dietary supplement, regularly taken by at least one-third of U.S. adults. Although there has …

Does Foreskin Grow As You Age?

Posted on 06/29/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | Personal HealthQ: My foreskin seems to cover my penis more recently and gets aggravated during intercourse. The excess skin is a bother. Does foreskin grow as you age? — BF Dr. Schwartz: Go see a doctor. If the foreskin is becoming constricted there may be some serious problems. If necessary, the foreskin can be surgically removed but you need a talk with your doctor. Together you can decide whether a procedure is necessary and what kind of risk or pain would …

Men and Sex: Survival Comes First

Posted on 06/20/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsI don’t know who the original press agent was for men, but that person was very effective. They put the message out that men were sexually voracious creatures with a sex drive that won’t quit, no matter what the cost.  This branding has been a double-edged sword for men since. On one hand, they get all these bragging rights. But on the other hand, they have to meet expectations of studliness – no matter what. Well, here’s the latest study …

I Have ED But Get Morning Erections. What Gives?

Posted on 06/13/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | Personal HealthQ: I suffer from erectile dysfunction. Why do I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and have a stronger erection? — CG Dr. Pepper Schwartz: CG, there could be a couple of reasons. Testosterone is generally higher in men in the early morning, so depending on what time you wake up, you might be experiencing a surge of male hormone. It could also be that some of your erectile issues are psychological, so you’re able to get …

Prostate Test: Why Shouldn’t Men Get Screened, Then Decide?

Posted on 05/22/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor nearly two decades, middle-aged men have been told by their doctors to have a routine PSA test to screen for prostate cancer. But in a major turn-around, a high-ranking government panel said Monday that after reviewing all available scientific evidence, the conclusion was that the test does more harm than good, only saving one life in 1,000. The panel’s message to men: Don’t bother. What you don’t know (probably) won’t kill you. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which …

50+ & Having Sex Twice a Week … Not Bad

Posted on 05/16/2012 by | Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: On average, how often does a man my age, 54, in a steady relationship have sex? I usually have it once to twice a week but never more. When I was young there were never any problems but now I feel like I’m really slowing down. — RM Dr. Pepper Schwartz: The good and bad news is that you’re average at once a week for your age; when you’re over 60, having sex twice a week you’re doing better …