Problem? There’s a Pill for That. Well, Maybe…

Over the past few decades, medical advances have improved the quality–and length–of life for millions. And we’ve gotten so used to relying on pills that we’ve gotten ourselves into some serious trouble. In short, we’re taking way more medication than we need to. And our health is suffering as a result. The infographic below illustrates […]

Radiation

Many people who’ve had cancer that has metastasized to their bones have had to endure multiple doses of radiation to control the pain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. According to recent research, a single dose is just as effective at controlling pain as multiple ones. The study, led by Justin Bekelman and […]

Wise up, Man

When was the last time you saw a doctor? Well, if you’re a guy 50 or over, it’s probably been a while. And do you know the signs of cancer? There’s a pretty good chance you don’t. According to a recent survey of 12,000 men, nearly half wouldn’t recognize the red flags. There’s little doubt […]

Could Researchers Have Discovered a Cure for Baldness?

One of the harder moments in adulthood comes at the realization that you’re getting older.  It doesn’t fully sink in, however, until that exact moment when you look in the bathroom mirror and start to see your hair thinning.  You are losing a little bit of yourself with every strand. Every memory of combing your […]

Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes: Risk is Highest with Severe Psoriasis; Men Need to Be Screened for Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and the roughly 3.75 million men in the U.S. with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting roughly 7.5 million Americans—are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. According to a 2012 study by University of Pennsylvania researchers, people with psoriasis—especially severe forms of the disease—have a […]

Statin vs Stabbin’: Is There a Better Way to Lower Cholesterol?

For most people with high cholesterol, statin drugs are remarkably successful in reducing it. But if you’re taking a statin and you aren’t seeing the results you expected (or need), there may be another option: an injection of a new class of drug called “PCSK9 inhibitors.” By blocking certain proteins, these drugs enable your body […]

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