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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…too. Not too long ago, my wife Jan’s son was one of the approximately 1,000 men diagnosed annually with breast cancer. Like most of you who have a male family with breast cancer, to say that we were shocked would be an understatement. Jan’s is not a family with a history of breast cancer, yet it has…

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Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…too. The reason is that donating blood helps to reduce your blood volume and promotes healthy blood viscosity, or blood flow. Plus, if you’re a male or a postmenopausal woman, periodically donating blood is extremely important because it helps to reduce excess iron in your blood. Your body stores…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…weddings ... Why is that happening? What’s WRONG with me?” He was not alone. My wife had never really heard of the phenomenological experiences her male patients were telling her about, and couldn’t find anything to explain it in a textbooks or research findings. Like Mork, she was just observing human…

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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…most common recommendation is to drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water daily, but you should let your body be your guide. 6. Donate blood. If you are a male, or a postmenopausal woman, donate blood from time to time. Your act of biological charity also serves to reduce your blood volume, and promotes healthy…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…explained that her father just lost three uncles and two cousins—all men between the ages of 55-65—to sudden death from aortic aneurysms. Another male cousin is about to undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm, and a female cousin was just diagnosed with an aneurysm. Understandably, she was concerned…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…cancers combined. Clearly, we all need to support any cause that raises awareness about heart health. So, there I was, the only woman in their usual male foursome—including a golf pro! And while I’ve never been much of a golfer (and hadn’t played in years…talk about intimidated!), the guys were…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…cardiovascular events. Really? Secondary prevention—doing something after an event like a heart attack has happened—is a different matter. For a male with known coronary artery disease, taking a prescribed statin on a regular basis will help—a statin will assuage the inflammation we know provokes…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…older men with multiple health issues and limited mobility. Because the heart and blood vessels house many testosterone receptor sites, it seems the male hormone was obviously meant to serve these body parts. To be sure, testosterone levels, like other hormones, decreases with age, and a very low level…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…light of what we know about the heart. There are many testosterone receptor sites in the heart and blood vessels, which means nature intended for this male hormone to serve these organs. But as men pass the age of 50, the level of testosterone production falls 1 percent to 2 percent each year—making declining…

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

…with a decline in total cholesterol. What’s the bottom line for you? In my opinion, the only people who should be on statin drugs are middle-aged males with coronary artery disease. That’s the only part of the population that truly benefits from statin medications. I’m also adamantly against the…

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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…Statins and Diabetes The same advice I’ve been giving for years still holds. The only group of people who should be on a statin drug is middle-aged males with coronary artery disease. This group has the most to gain from these medications, so the medications far outweigh the risks. But these drugs are…

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