Men’s Health

The Medical Treatment of Hair Loss Baldness will develop in susceptible individuals because of the actions of a hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), on the hair follicle, which causes it to become inactive.

Upper Respiratory Infections

The “Common Cold” The common cold, known medically as a URI, is caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It causes irritation and drainage in any or all of the airways including the nose, sinuses, throat, voice box, and often the bronchial tubes. Most colds last about 5 to 14 days and […]


Sleep Apnea Syndrome From the American Family Physician website. Colon Cancer: Today and the Future In 1997, there were 131,000 new cases of colorectal cancer, which resulted in 57,000 deaths. Also, in 1997 in the United States, overall, there were approximately half a million-cancer deaths, of which 10% were caused by colorectal cancers. Helicobacter Pylori […]


Breastfeeding Recommended as Best Human breast milk is better than infant formula as a source of nutrition for babies, according to a new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Update on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Previous studies have found that an infants risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is increased by […]

Bone Densitometry

DPX bone densitometer measures changes in bone density precisely, providing invaluable information in the assessment of metabolic bone disease. Examinations are comfortable, fast and safe. Patients typically spend only minutes reclining fully clothed on the densitometer. Radiation exposure is very low (equivalent to 1/20th of the dosage received in a normal chest x-ray). AP Lumbar […]

Avoiding Exercise Dropout

Fifty percent of people who begin an exercise program drop out within 6 months. Even dedicated exercisers have to overcome obstacles that could prevent them from staying with a program. The following tips from a sports psychologist are designed to help us start, and stay with, an exercise program. Believe the Message Exercise WILL make […]

Calcium Supplementation

What Is Calcium? Calcium is a mineral that your body needs to build and maintain strong bones. It is not produced within the body so it must come from outside sources. It is an integral part in the war against Osteoporosis, along with regular weight-bearing exercise (such as walking) and hormone replacement therapy. Why is […]

Osteoporosis Risk Factors

More than 25 million Americans have osteoporosis. Complications of osteoporosis are the leading cause of a post-menopausal woman losing her independence. Osteoporosis causes over 1.3 million fractures annually, more than 500,000 vertebral fractures, 250,000 hip fractures, and 240,000 wrist fractures. The direct medical costs of osteoporosis in the U.S. exceed $10 billion annually. An estimated that […]

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Osteoarthritis

Many people inquire about the use of glucosamine for the treatment of arthritis. Glucosamine is sold as a “dietary supplement” in the U.S.A. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act passed by the United States Congress in 1994 permits the marketing of a product claimed to affect the structure or function of the body as […]

How To Monitor Your Own Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure (BP) may be too high and you might not even know it. It’s estimated that one-third of the 50 million Americans who have high blood pressure (hypertension) don’t even know it. That’s why national experts have issued a renewed call for vigilance in blood pressure monitoring and treatment. Hypertension can go undetected […]