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Jed Diamond
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Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is the Founder and director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Jed is the author of 10 books including his latest: MenAlive: Stop Killer Stress With Simple Energy Healing Tools. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health. Visit his homepage here.

Entries by Jed Diamond

Testosterone: The Magic Molecule That Can Make Us a Hero, a Rogue or a Lover

(7) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 10:39 AM

"From the beginning of human record, priests, saints, medicine men, farmers and sultans had been demonstrating how clear-cut, sure and simple it was to take the vigor of animals and men away by removing their testicles," wrote American journalist Paul de Kruif in 1945. It's not surprising that...

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Men's Health Insider Reveals the Secret for Helping Prevent Heart Disease

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 12:42 PM

We know that men die sooner and live sicker than women. Statistics from the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that men have a higher death rate for the following 10 leading causes of death (numbers are deaths per 100,000 population):

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Help Save Men and Help Cure Breast Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 10:59 AM

I just joined CentUp because I want to save the lives of a million men and find a cure for breast cancer. Here's the story.

CentUp encourages readers, listeners, and Web surfers to donate to their favorite artists through a CentUp button that appears...

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The New Human Vocation Is to Heal the Earth: The Warbler Speaks Out

(5) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Author Sam Keen says, "The radical vision of the future rests on the belief that the logic that determines either our survival or our destruction is simple:

The new human vocation is to heal the Earth.
We can only heal what we love.
We can only...

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The Warbler vs. the Willits Bypass

(15) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 4:04 PM

For decades, the Federal Highway Administration and the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) have been pursuing a freeway bypass on Highway 101 around the town of Willits in Northern California. For decades, the townsfolk have been suggesting simpler, less costly, and less destructive alternatives. With word that a large-scale cutting...

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My Drug of Choice Is More: Getting Serious About Our Addiction to Consumption

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Only an addict would smoke more after they were diagnosed with lung cancer. Only an addict would drink more after being arrested for their third D.U.I. Only an addict would eat more sweet, fat, and salty foods after they had their stomach stapled after they tipped the scale at 385...

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The Two Events of 2012 That Will Determine Our Survival or Destruction

(21) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 9:49 AM

Two unexpected, but predictable, events occurred in 2012 that can create the call to action that is necessary for the human species to survive on planet Earth. The first was Hurricane Sandy that devastated the East Coast of the U.S. in October. The second was the murder of 20 young...

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How to Prevent the Next Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 1:22 PM

Like most people, I'm still recovering from the shock of the violence that occurred in Newtown, Conn. I still feel the grief over the lost lives, the confusion about what happened and why, the rage at the killer and the fear for my own family and friends who will continue...

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The Petraeus Paradox: Why Do So Many Powerful Men Get Caught With Their Pants Down?

(7) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:33 AM

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that David Petraeus got caught having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. After all he's not the first powerful government official to fall from grace. There were governors (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eliot Spitzer), senators (John Edwards and John Ensign), and presidents (Bill Clinton and...

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Why the Outcome of the Election Will Be Good for Democrats If Romney Wins and Good for Republicans If Obama Wins

(36) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 9:18 AM

Many of my friends are excited about the coming election, but also frightened. They see that Governor Romney and President Obama are very close in the latest polls. In a recent Gallup Poll people were asked the following:

Suppose the presidential election were held today, and it included...
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Why Is Midlife Such a Downer?

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 2:02 PM

Gail Sheehy, author of Passages, made getting older seem a "bit of all right." She told us that "50 is now what 40 used to be. 60 is what 50 used to be. And healthy, educated people aren't feeling middle-aged until they're into their 60's." As a therapist, I talk...

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The Moral Molecules: Why We Do the Right Thing in Love and Work

(12) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 5:05 PM

George and Henry are cousins, but their behavior in love and at work couldn't be more different. Here's how they are described by Paul, a person who knows them both well.

"George is a stand-up guy," says Paul. "He gets along well with others and he always looks for...

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Jekyll and Hyde, Irritable Males And Attachment Love

(118) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 9:33 AM

Before I wrote my book, "The Irritable Male Syndrome," I thought I might call it "The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome," since men often seem to change rapidly from "Mr. Nice" to "Mr. Mean."

In "The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Aggression and Depression,"...

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The Masculine Mystique and Male Depression: Embracing Your Vocation of Destiny

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 4:33 PM

There is something amiss with men today, and I'm still trying to figure it out. I've been working with men, and the women who love them, for more than 40 years. Actually, I've been on a quest to understand what is happening to men since 1948. That was the year...

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Help Me Save a Million Men

(9) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 3:21 PM

"If you could make male mortality rates the same as female rates, you would do more good than curing cancer." -- Randolph M. Nesse, M.D

When I was 5 years old and my father was 42, he tried to commit suicide. The stresses of trying to earn a living and...

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My Drug of Choice Is "More": Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 3:10 PM

The Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent Movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations. Now it's time we named the problem underlying this issue. It's called addiction. I've been treating addicts for more than 40 years and when I...

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Depression: What You Don't Know May Be Hurting You

(101) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 8:45 AM

My wife, Carlin, and I walked tentatively into the nicely restored old building to attend the "family weekend." Our son had been in treatment for a drug problem and we were there to learn and offer support. As part of the weekend experience, all the family members were given various...

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7 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in 2012 and Beyond

(5) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 9:30 AM

In his book, A Vision for 2012, futurist John Petersen he says, "Converging trends strongly suggest that the world -- and our country -- are about to experience the greatest change and disruption known in our history. The next half dozen years will likely see rapid, global climate change coupled...

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You vs. Wall Street: 5 Secrets for Survival

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 11:17 AM

It seems clear that the world as we know it is coming to an end. The Occupy Wall Street movement is the latest expression of that reality. Václav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic, recognized the coming changes in a talk he gave at Independence Hall,...

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Male Menopause Is a Family Affair

(8) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 2:31 PM

My father tried to commit suicide the year he turned 40. I was 5 years old. Though he recovered physically, our lives were never the same. I grew up wondering what happened to my father. I also was vitally interested in what was happening to so many mid-life men who...

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