Is Your Husband Due for a Makeover? 5 Ways to Do the Deed

My husband and I have a brand-new pact: He won’t grow his beard back. I won’t grow out my bangs. Why? Because I think he looks sexier clean-shaven. He thinks I look sexier with a fringe. If you find yourself in similar straits – in the market for ways to tweak your partner’s appearance so he doesn’t lose face – consider these five “under-the-radar” fixes: 1) Facial hair. Lots of older men grow a beard or mustache because: a) they …

Don’t Rush: Long, Slow Walks Cut Stroke Risk

If a new British study is right, slow and steady wins the (health) race for older men trying to lower their

Michael Douglas: It Was Tongue Cancer, Not Throat Cancer

Back in June, actor Michael Douglas revealed he had been treated for throat cancer, the type associated with a virus transmitted during oral sex. At the time, Douglas was applauded for shedding light on a little-discussed health issue. The New York Times even compared what he had done for throat cancer with “what Rock Hudson had done for AIDS and Angelina Jolie had done for prophylactic mastectomy.” Just one problem: Douglas fibbed about the type of cancer he actually had. …

Doctors’ Profit Spurs More Men to Get Prostate Radiation

A government investigation reveals that doctors who have a financial interest in a radiation center are more likely to prescribe such treatment for older men with prostate cancer, possibly leading to unneeded procedures, negative side effects and a bloated medical bill. The New York Times reports that investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Medicare beneficiaries were often unaware that their doctor stood to profit from prescribing radiation therapy. Alternative treatments might be equally effective, especially for older men, …

I’m 63, She’s 37. How Young Is Too Young?

Q: I’m 63 years old and have been divorced for 19 years. I have met several women over the years, some were very special relationships but never lasted. My question is: How young is too young for a man in a new relationship? I have met a sweet and devoted young lady, and we share many values and interests together. But she is only a year older than my daughter at 37. Is she too young? – BK Dr. Schwartz: …

The Takeaway: Are We Ready for More ‘Old’ Men?; Plastic Surgery Boom; Bernadine Healy

Is America ready for more “old” men? That’s the discussion that’s taking place in Room for Debate over on NYTimes.com. As the number of men over 65 has increased by 21 percent in the last decade “what are the implications – the benefits and the costs – of having more men around longer?” Women generally outlive men, so how would our lives change with more older men in the country? Will you have to support both parents instead of one? …