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Act F.A.S.T. to Recognize and React to Stroke
This post is sponsored by Omron. All opinions are my own. When I was a teenager, my grandfather moved in with us. This was not his decision, mind you. All his life, he had been a strong, independent man and the thought of having others care for him was... Read more
How I’m Making Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce my Blood Pressure
This is a sponsored post by Omron Healthcare. All opinions are my own. Throughout my life, I’ve tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, there was a period when my work/life balance was out of whack and my health suffered. During this period, I was traveling a lot for... Read more
Going for Zero Challenge – Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers
In 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new scientific guidelines for blood pressure. Previously your blood pressure was considered high if it was 140/90. The new guidelines have reduced that threshold to 130/80. Now more than 103 million Americans (46%) are classified as hypertensive. High blood... Read more
Clark Atlanta University Encourages Prostate Cancer Survivors to Share Stories
As men across the country draw attention to health issues by growing facial hair for Movember (see Top 10 Moustaches in African American History), Clark Atlanta University is expanding its Prostate Cancer Registry. The registry encourages prostate cancer survivors to share their stories in an effort to reduce health disparities and improve... Read more
How to Conduct a Testicular Cancer Self-Examination
“I was just 26, fit and very active when I discovered I had a lump on one of my testicles. I went to the doctor and tests quickly showed that it was indeed cancer. It was caught early because I took action immediately.” – Ben Bowers Young men are... Read more
As beach season approaches, many men are working hard to look good with their shirts off. While a steady regime of cardio, weight-lifting, and calisthenics can help you to stay in shape, there is no miraculous way of obtaining six pack abs. However, there is one thing you can do... Read more
Lung Cancer, Smoking, and African American Men
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., resulting in more deaths each year than prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers combined. More than 221,200 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, representing about 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.... Read more
NBA All-Star Paul George Shares a F.A.S.T. Way to Identify Signs of a Stroke
Last August, NBA All-Star Paul George suffered a compound fracture of his right leg. Although this horrific injury caused him to miss several games, George refused to allow it to keep him on the sidelines. This dedication in the midst of adversity is a trait George developed as a child. When... Read more
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Men’s Health
At my last annual check-up, the nurse took my vital signs, wrote a few things on my chart and told me to sit on the exam table. As my feet dangled over the edge and the paper crinkled beneath me, nightmarish thoughts of hospital gowns danced in my head.... Read more