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Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Men are more likely than women to smoke, drink too much alcohol, have risky behavior and put off regular check-ups and medical care. The good news for men is they can improve their health and avoid becoming a statistic in mortality studies.

If you’re a man who struggles with body image, you’re not alone. Body image may not be as widely talked about with men as it is with women, but since men make up a third of those who suffer from eating disorders, it’s clear plenty of men are dissatisfied with their bodies.

WHAT MEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE

Men, are you aware of Dupuytren’s contracture? This condition occurs when fibrous tissue under the palm thickens and forms a rope-like cord, causing one or more fingers to stiffen, bend and lose flexibility. Over time, the progressively

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KENTUCKY NEEDS A BREATH OF HOPE

I was born and raised in Lexington, Ky. I am a 53-year-old, healthy non-smoker who never thought she would get lung cancer. About this time last year, I probably knew as much about lung cancer as the majority of Kentuckians do. If you smoke, you have a greater chance of developing lung cancer; therefore, if you don’t….

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TOP THREATS TO MENS HEALTH

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE?

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MEN’S MAIN HEALTH ISSUES

Here are some main health concerns for men, as well as some that are easily overlooked:

Prostate Cancer  This is the most common cancer among American men, except for non-melanoma skin….

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TESTOSTERONE AND MENS HEALTH

Testosterone is a male sex hormone mainly produced in the testicles. It is responsible for making men who they are physically. It gives men the hair on their chest and their deep voices. It regulates the sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength and is important for the production of sperm.

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FACTS ABOUT MELANOMA

When you were a kid, did anyone ever tell you to stay out of the sun?

Of course they did. One of the reasons was because of the possibility of melanoma, or skin cancer.

The skin is the body’s largest organ…..

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BREAST CANCER FACTS: KNOW YOUR RISKS

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of many women each year. It is the second leading cause of death among women.

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FEATURE ARTICLES FROM OUR CURRENT EDITION OF HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE

PREPARING TO CONCEIVE

There are many great resources in the community for women preparing to conceive, including gynecologists, internists and healthcare professionals at the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

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MAY 2019

SPOTLIGHT ON FOLIC ACID

Expecting moms, are you eating a well-balanced diet? Getting enough rest? Exercising regularly? Taking folic acid supplements?  If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, your answer should be “yes” to each of these questions. Like diet, rest and physical activity, folic acid supplementation can….

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MAY 2019