Entries by Janet


Feeling the Burn? What Causes Heartburn in Men?

You asked for it, and you got it!  A nice lady at church told me, “My husband has heartburn and keeps hoping it will go away. He won’t go to the doctor, and he doesn’t know anything about what he should do.  He needs very basic information.”  So, this is part of an occasional series […]

There is New Hope for Male Infertility

Think infertility and the picture that comes to mind is usually some poor woman hopped up on a regimen of hormones, getting one or more rounds of expensive in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and hoping desperately that it will take.  But sometimes, when a couple wants to have a baby and can’t, the problem is not with […]

Is Not Taking a Vacation Killing You?

I may not know you personally, but I know that, because you’re a man, chances are good that you do two things. One, you most likely respond to health issues with denial. I can relate to this – I do it, too. And two, when things get tough, you just put your head down and keep going. […]


Exercise and Alzheimer’s – Part 2

I’m going to talk about the brain via an organ I know a little bit better: the prostate. Bear with me. Scientists have long known that, at autopsy, many men are found to have prostate cancer that never spread, never caused a problem, and never needed to be treated. They died with it, not of […]

Can Exercise Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk? – Part 1

Part one of a two-part discussion of exercise and Alzheimer’s. I’m not one for guilt trips. Mainly, because guilt backfires. If you were my dad, or brother, uncle, grandfather, or son and I were to try to guilt you into doing something that you already know needs to happen, like exercise, you might make a few […]