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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Radiation Exposure Lesson from Birds—One We All Should Heed

We lived for years in the Northeast where seeing the first robin was a signal that winter was over and spring was finally on its way. Red breasted males, especially, were harbingers of good tidings. So, it was especially disturbing to me to hear that some scientists are speculating that radiation exposure—including…

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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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FDA Issues Statin Drugs Warning, But Only Tells Half the Story!

…First of all, I agree with the FDA that no one should be put on high-dose statin drugs. Yet, I am in favor of lesser dose statin drugs for middle-aged males with coronary artery disease, because this group has the most to gain from these medications—so the benefits outweigh the risks. But there’s something…

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