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Exploring the risk factors for prostate cancer

In the United States, one in six men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, while there is a one in seven chance that a Canadian man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during his lifetime.

Those elevated incidence rates could be a byproduct of an aging population, as age is a significant risk factor for prostate cancer. According the Prostate Cancer Foundation, one in 10,000 men under age 40 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. That figure skyrockets to one in 38 for men between the ages of 40 to 59, and one in 15 for men in their 60s.
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Mistakes men make at the gym

Though the clientele at most gyms and fitness facilities is no longer dominated by over-the-top body builders, the atmosphere at many fitness centers is still somewhat of a throwback to the early days of weightlifting. It's not uncommon to walk into a gym and see exceptionally large men lifting significant amounts of weight while letting out a grunt or two along the way.
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Many things may contribute to ED

It is often not easy to talk about personal health issues, especially when they pertain to reproductive health or sensitive issues that affect intimate relationships.
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Breast cancer is not exclusive to women

There are many people -- male and female -- who are completely unaware that men are susceptible to breast cancer. With preventative mammograms and messaging largely geared toward women, men may not even think about the breast cancer risk to themselves.
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Understanding angina

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, annually claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of males. In Canada, heart disease accounted for 28 percent of all male deaths in 2008, according to Statistics Canada.
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Did you know?

According to the Mayo Clinic, heart disease is the foremost killer of men, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The following are the next most common killers of men, and it's important to note that many are preventable.
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Explaining sports hernias

In recent years, sports fans who follow their teams closely may have noticed the rash of sports hernias occurring, which seem to be more common now than ever before. Though sports hernias are not new, their nature and a shift in how men and women exercise makes sports hernia injuries, which are more common in men than women, seem to be more prevalent now than they used to be.
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