New Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screening: Do We Need No Screening or Smarter Screening?

In November as our grandfathers, dads, husbands, brothers, friends and boyfriends, raise cancer awareness by growing a longer beard or mustache, we also think about their health. The most prominent cancer among them is prostate cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s first among men of all races. Annually> 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and an >30,000 will die of the disease. About 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and about one in 35 will die of it. Care for the guys is not debatable, but the PSA screening test has been somewhat ambiguous in years past and new guidelines were issued earlier this year. The prostate gland produces PSA, a protein that at an elevated level may be a [...] Read more

Men and Sex: It’s Between the Head and the Heart

There are so many references to men thinking with the “wrong head.Then there is the miracle Viagra cure for male erectile dysfunction. Doesn’t it seem that men should feel a bit “objectified” in all this? In reality, when men make life decisions, it is usually for similar reasons as women. Take infidelity for example: Men are rarely unfaithful for just the sex. Read any of the countless books and blogs about affairs. Men tend to be unfaithful because they are searching for validation, appreciation, and justification. Men tend to need stroking, not just the kind we typically think they need. When a guy loads the dishwasher once a week; they want us to notice and thank them. Now you may think “why should I thank him, it’s not like I haven’t loaded the dishes the other 20 times, and washed [...] Read more