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Health911 is developing a section covering a wide array of health conditions of specific interest to men. We will have in-depth research, on-going articles on pertinent topics, and condition-specific products to help you regain and maintain good health.

Men's Health Conditions

Men's Health Conditions

Men's Health Articles

Men's Health Articles

Hair ProblemsBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - The scalp contains approximately one hundred thousand hairs. Each hair attains a maximum length and then enters a resting stage, following which, it falls out. Unlike certain animals, which shed their entire outer layers at once, human’s have hairs that act independently; normal human hair loss occurs in random fashion...
Smoking and the Effects on the SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Concerned about wrinkles and dark spots? Several studies document that cigarette smoking, like excess sun exposure, leads to premature aging of the skin. One study compared identical twins; the skin of the twins who smoked was 25 percent thinner than that of the twins who did not...
The Dangers of Artificial and Natural SweetenersArtificial sweeteners are chemical creations that simulate the effect of sweetness. Although some are derived from natural products, none are natural. The chemicals that they are made up of and the chemicals that result when your body breaks them down can cause serious damage to your health, including Asptartame, Sucralose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Saccharin. Natural Alternatives include Honey, Stevia, Agave Nectar, Molasses, Palm Sugar, Date Sugar...
The Sun and SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - We are a society that worships the sun. Bronzed skin has become a symbol of leisure and good health. Soaking up rays is one of our favorite pastimes. Very few experiences in life are more relaxing than lying on a glistening beach listening to the waves crash upon the shore as the bright sunlight beats down on us...
What You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo RemovalBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Sometimes a tattoo simply outlives its purpose. Many instances come to mind but here is a classic. A twenty year old female has the name Mike within a small heart tattooed on her abdomen...
Do You Harbor a Malignant Melanoma?By Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director of the DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Although malignant melanoma accounts for only 3 percent of all cancers of the skin, it produces 65 percent of the deaths from skin cancer. In other words, malignant melanoma is the most uncommon but deadliest form of skin cancer...
Rhodiola - A Powerful Adaptogen and Energy Booster from the ArticRhodiola rosea, also called Rose root, Arctic root, Golden root, Hong Jing Tian, and Aaron's rod, grows at high altitudes in arctic and subarctic regions including the Alps and the Rockies, and on mountains in Scandinavia and Great Britain. It has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years for its health-giving qualities. Rhodiola has an important place in Scandinavian and Russian, as well as Chinese, traditional medicines. It is best known as an antidepressant...
Common Pesticides Linked to MelanomaBy Stephen Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Studies document that many cases of melanoma are correlated with blistering sunburns experienced as a child or teenager. Additional risk factors include family history of this disease, the presence of atypical looking moles, and frequenting indoor tanning salons...
What Should Be in Your Home Natural Medicine Cabinet?There are many herbal cures and remedies for the common, and sometimes not-so-common, problems with your personal health. Besides being less expensive than many OTC medications, natural remedies rarely have side-effects and often work immediately. Have a group of remedies at hand for various ailments when they arise....
Blood Thinners - What You Need to Know About ThemThe chief reason to thin the blood is to keep blood clots from forming. When the body is injured in any way it sends special cells called platelets to repair the area. These can stick together and obstruct veins. A group of these cells can form at the entrance to a vital organ and block off circulation to it, which is called a thrombosis. When a group of these cells breaks free and blocks a vein or organ it is called an embolism. Both can cause heart attacks and strokes.
How to Choose a DoctorThe establishment of a relationship between you as a patient and your doctor as a healer is of primary importance for your health and wellbeing. You need to have confidence in your doctor, and, at the same token, he or she needs to listen to your concerns and guide you in your quest for better health. A primary care physician will not only offer immediate medical service but will also help you find a specialist if and when one is needed...
What to do When Visiting Your DoctorA visit to your doctor, no matter how minor the complaint, is always serious: it's your health. Make the most of the time your doctor has for you by preparing what you need to say ahead of time...
When to Seek a Second OpinionOne of the basics truths of healthcare is that there is rarely one way to treat or cure a condition. A second opinion is a good idea whether the issue is major or minor because most procedures are not reversible. You have to live with whatever is done to you, and there are many factors that you should consider.
Resveratrol, Red Wine & Your HealthFor many years red wine has been thought to be healthy for you. Only within the last 25 years was the reason, or at least a possible explanation, discovered. Red wine is red because the skins of the grapes are processed with it and color it. The skins themselves contain resveratrol (RSV), a kind of phytoalexin, a plant-based antimicrobial substance. Resveratrol can also be used to treat cancer, inflammation, and cardiovascular problems. However it occurs in significant concentrations only in gr
What the Tongue Tells About Your HealthThe color and condition of the tongue has been used to diagnose illness since ancient times, in both Eastern and Western medicine. Any swelling can be serious, so see a doctor right away. Further swelling can block your throat. It can be caused by an infection within the tongue, an abscess, or even cancer...
What Your Nails Tell About Your HealthNails on the finger and on the toes are an essential form of protection for the thousands of nerve endings that are part of the body's sensory system. Nails are made of a hard protein called keratin, and renewed from a plate above the finger bone. Because nails are on the outer extremities of the body they are often the first to show disturbances in body function, and have been used to diagnose problems in health care in the past and still do today.
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