Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health Lessons from the Harvard Men's Health Studies

ISBN-10: 0684871823
ISBN-13: 9780684871820
Edition: 2004 (Reprint)
Authors: Harvey B. Simon
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health assembles into a single volume a quarter-century's worth of hard-won knowledge about men's health -- knowledge that men need to lead longer, healthier lives. More than twenty-five years ago, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health began what have become the largest aggregate studies ever of men's health. Tracking 96,000 American men over decades, these studies provide the ultimate resource on what keeps men healthy -- and what doesn't. The result is The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health: Features the most current information on the health-preserving functions of diet, exercise, and over-the-counter drugs and supplements Gives straight answers to questions like when drinking alcohol is beneficial and when it's not Offers advice on behavior modification and stress control Includes all the crucial information on diseases that are particularly important to men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, erectile dysfunction, and kidney and bladder problems Provides an easy-to-navigate guide to the health-care system that gives balanced views on the benefits and drawbacks of common medical tests With the authority that only the world's largest and best-known medical school can provide, and the lively, clear presentation that is the hallmark ofHarvard Men's Health Watch,the monthly newsletter edited by Dr. Simon,The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Healthis an essential reference for every man -- and for everyone who cares about a man's health.

Prologue: The Time Has Come
In Health and Sickness: The Unique Attributes of Men
What Makes a Man?
Questions and Answers: The Harvard Men's Health Studies
Perils and Problems: Three Leading Killers of American Men
What Keeps Men Healthy?
The Answers: Diet
The Answers: Exercise
The Answers: Aspirin and Other Supplements
An Answer for Some, a Peril for Others: Alcohol
The Answers: Behavior Modification and Stress Control
The Maladies of Men
Disorders of the Penis, Scrotum, and Testicles
Sexuality and Reproduction
The Prostate: Benign Disorders
Prostate Cancer
Disorders of the Kidneys and Bladder
Other Male Medical Problems
Epilogue: Preventive Maintenance: Medical Care for Men
Sources for More Information
Index

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