Most Common Men’s Health Concerns

June is National Men’s Health Month, and although men’s health has its own honorary month, guys are still falling behind when it comes to taking care of their bodies and minds. 

A recent survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic showed discouraging facts about men and their health. They surveyed more than 500 men ages 18 to 70 across the United States and discovered a little more than 40% only go to the doctor when they think they have something serious. 

What’s more, only three in five men said they get annual physicals, even though the majority reported that annual checkups were important. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has backed up these findings with statistics that showed women go to the doctor 33% more than men and are 100% better at regularly scheduling preventive health screenings

Men and women are different in so many ways, and men’s health needs are certainly unique. For instance, men are more prone to certain conditions such as colorectal cancer and heart attacks, and also face the possibility of testicular and prostate health issues. More...

Taking Higher than Recommended Dosages of These Medications Can be Deadly

If a pill can make you feel better, wouldn’t it make sense that two would make you feel two times as good? 

Unfortunately, that’s not true and, in some cases, taking more than the recommended dosages of medications can even be deadly. Medications can have severe and serious consequences if taken improperly, and overdoses — even on over-the-counter drugs — are becoming more and more common. 

Acetaminophen, for instance, is a common household drug used to relieve pain and lower fever. Marketed under such brand names as Tylenol and Excedrin, and often used as an ingredient in many cold medications, acetaminophen can cause life-threatening illness and liver damage if taken in excess amounts. 

We took a look at some of the dangers of taking too much of other common medications. More...