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Welcome to Movember

Mark Hedstrom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Hedstrom

What started as two mates looking to bring back the moustache, has become the leading, global men's health charity, having an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. Although fashion trends come and go, we at Movember plan to keep bringing the moustache back, for one-month only, all in the name of men's health.

What Hair Loss Really Means For Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Robert Barnett | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As a younger man, you noticed your hair thinning on top. Then a little bald spot popped up. Congratulations, you have...

Shift Work and High PSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship of circadian dysfunction to cancer risk is a critically important area of research. With millions of Americans working shifts -- and a wider array of jobs requiring non-traditional schedules -- this is an issue that needs rigorous study and attention.

Why Did Dr. Drew Wait Before Having Prostate Cancer Surgery?

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Dr. Drew Pinsky, an internist, addiction medicine specialist and TV personality, underwent surgery in July to remove his prostate after being diagnose...

Why Are Men in Their 20s and 30s Getting Prostate Cancer?

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

While I'm well aware of dietary and lifestyle means to boost that battle, I'm also aware that much more must be done. That includes getting more answers about how our environment, not just our lifestyle, can enter the mix.

Florida Seaweed Contains Secret Weapon Against Cancer: Study

Posted 09.06.2013 | Miami

Seaweed, particularly a variety found in Florida waters, may be a secret weapon against cancer, according to a recent study by the University of Flori...

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

When Media Reports Distort Study Findings

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

What most people remember are the shocking headlines linking fish oil supplements to prostate cancer. To avoid falling into this trap in the future, ask the following questions when the next big scare comes along.

How Travel Helped One Woman Cope With Overwhelming Grief

Tory Zellick | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

Four weeks after my mom passed away, my dad, brother and I purchased one-way tickets to Bangkok, Thailand, via Maui, Hawaii, with the intention of relaxing, reflecting, working through our pain as a team, and returning home with a renewed sense of excitement about life.

Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness May Not Change With Time, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The aggressiveness of a prostate cancer tumor -- meaning how fast it's growing, and how much it's grown -- might not change with time, at least for so...

Can Fish Oil Cause Prostate Cancer?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Bottom line, this type of study does not prove cause and effect. If I did a study on sunrise and humans waking up, I would find 100 percent correlation, but that doesn't mean that the sun came up because you woke up. Correlation, yes; causation, no.

Recent Study Implicates Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prostate Cancer: Is This Reliable Information?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

This study does not tell us if these are valid concerns or not, and we can't make any meaningful conclusions from this new study. This study does NOT indicate that omega-3 supplementation or eating fish are a contributory factor in the prostate cancer equation for numerous reasons.

Fish Tales and Prostate Cancer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Is it plausible that higher omega-3 intake increases prostate cancer risk, but decreases breast cancer risk? I suppose the subtleties of carcinogenesis might allow for it, but I find it very far-fetched; if it doesn't stretch the envelope of credibility to the tearing point, it sure comes close.

Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The first thing you need to know is that no fish oil supplements -- or any other kind of supplements, for that matter -- were given in this study. None. This study looked at blood levels of long-chain fatty acids such as those found in fish (EPA and DHA).

Fatty Acids and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Response to a Study Currently in the News

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

News of a just-published study titled "Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial" has been covered in the mainstream media over the last several days, leading to many online discussions and quite a bit of confusion.

'Movies Were An Escape For My Father'

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My father loved movies. The tiny apartment he shared with my mom was inundated with more than 1,000 movies on tape and DVD, films he'd carefully catalogued and conscientiously cross-referenced by title, director and actor.

Losing Control and Learning to Trust: My Unexpected Diagnosis

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This is a very personal column. In December of last year, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Insomnia May Double Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime. What if the quality of sleep plays a role in a man's risk for developing the disease?

Helping Keep Dad in the Game

Jim Higley | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Jim Higley

Like me, Milken received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his forties. But as opposed to passively putting his life in order, he stepped up to the plate with funding and a commitment to kick off the Prostate Cancer Foundation. And their stats today are pretty impressive:

Take Control by Taking Action

Marcia Cross | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Marcia Cross

When I think about how lucky I am that my husband survived, it only reinforces my dedication to taking action against this disease. My wish for every man faced with a cancer diagnosis is to have the same success story.

F%CK Cancer

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Tom Bartolomei

I remember thinking to myself he isn't going to be able to beat it this time and this damn disease just won't leave my family alone. I buried those feelings because if there was any thing I learned over the years of being haunted by cancer is you have to be strong for its victims.

Hair Loss May Signal Cancer Risk, Study Says

Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices

French researchers said it, and now a team from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelph...

Finding God Via the Golf Course

Don McNay | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

My road back to golf and to Clay Hamrick was a spiritual one. December 2011 caused me to face my two biggest fears: surgery in general and prostate surgery in particular.

OUT and Surviving

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

The National LGBT Cancer Network has organized our collective treatment experiences into a map of LGBT-welcoming cancer treatment facilities across the country.

We Can Prevent Cancer Before Curing It

Gabe Canales | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Don't get me wrong. We must continue to support the goal of conquering cancer. But we must ask the National Cancer Institute to allocate more funding for prevention, and we must research better, more accurate diagnostics.