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Anybody frequently get dizzy or lightheaded?

4th June 2017

Reader question: Anybody get dizzy or lightheaded as a matter of course? Before we get started, I had multiple trips to the nose/ear specialists and had am MRI of my head already, and nothing really came up. I’m 40, and for the last year or so, I’ve noticed that when my head moves position, from […]

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Should I be wearing a back brace at the office?

22nd May 2016

Reader question: I’m a pretty fit guy but long hours at the office has done a number on my back and core. I’ve been strengthening my core muscles to compensate but I’ve felt something has to be done for the 8+ hours I’m sitting at my desk in the office. So today is the first […]

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Is It Just Your Imagination Or Could It Be Andropause?

5th March 2016

As men age, it is not uncommon for them to experience a gradual drop in their testosterone levels. This is called andropause and is often referred to as male menopause. There are a number of symptoms a man suffering from andropause can experience. This includes everything from diminished sex drive to swollen breasts, anemia, depression, […]

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Deviated Septum surgery advice needed

31st May 2013

Reader question: Just got the news from my doc that I have sinus disease (apparently a lot of people have it) and that fixing my deviated septum will help it big time. I wanted to get it done anyways but now knowing I have to have it done has me a little nervous. As you […]

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Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion: how are they different?

20th March 2013

Micro means small, derm is skin (think dermis), and abrasion is scraping (like sand paper is abrasive). Dermabrasion, which is recommended for fair skin and not dark skin, was developed to improve acne scars, pox marks, and scars from accidents or disease. It has to be done in the doctor’s office, and you need painkillers […]

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Vitamin D – helping the Chicago Blackhawks but is it helping us?

1st June 2010

Seems like many people are vitmin D deficient and have no idea. It hurts immune system functions and athletic performance. This article on the Chicago Blackhawks (who hopefully will continue to beat up on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals) says vitamin D has made a big difference over there.

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Heart Attack experience at age 38

13th March 2009

A message / warning from one of our readers: I had a mild (of course, that’s my observation, considering I now feel mostly fine) heart attack 2 weeks ago. I’m 38. This came out of nowhere, though I have a hideous history of heart disease in my family (all males on my father’s side), so […]

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Huge industry springs up around erectile dysfunction

19th September 2008

There are a lot of products that are supposed to help men get and maintain erections. This craze seems fairly recent. I don’t think talk of erectile dysfunction and its various medications was so mainstream 15 years ago. About a week ago I mentioned Viagra-like foods. Testosterone boosters are supposed to help build muscle increase […]

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What’s your technique for alleviating Restless Leg Syndrome?

14th September 2008

Any fellow sufferers of Restless Leg Syndrome? What’s your technique for alleviating it? For those who don’t know, it’s a very annoying thing until you figure out a relief. For me, it’s a feeling in the leg muscles (varying in intensity) very difficult to describe. It’s like a dull headache in your muscles, or an […]

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Low testosterone mistaken for diabetes experience

4th May 2007

A friend of mine recently wanted to share his experience in case he can help some guys who may be suffering from low testosterone (low T) without realizing it. Hello Guys, Just wanted to pass along some info that changed my life for the better physically. About 12 years ago I started to become very […]

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