Exercise Can Reduce Prostate-Cancer Risk

Vigorous exercise, as well as other healthy habits, can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent in middle-aged and older men, researchers say.

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.

Creative Holiday Gifts That Keep On Giving

By Melinda Myers

Make this holiday season one filled with creating memories and gifts that keep giving throughout the year.

More Men Are Becoming Caregivers

By Nancy Wurtzel

The face of today’s caregiver is gradually changing.  While the majority of America’s 43 million unpaid caregivers are still female, an increasing number of men -- at least 14.5 million -- are contributing to the care of spouses, parents, children and other family members. 

Loneliness Can Cause Illness in Older Adults

For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent, according to research done at the University of Chicago and published November 23rd 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Animal and Human Bites Can Both Lead to Infections

By Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN

We love our pets and they can bring us much joy and laughter. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over 43 million American households have at least one dog, and over 36 million have at least one cat. Unfortunately, as much as we love these, they can hurt us with nips and bites that break the skin, often by accident.


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