Men's Health in the News

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

03/21/2014 - Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

Returning Military Dads Often Struggle to Reconnect With Kids

03/12/2014 - The toddler they come home to can be much different from the baby they left behind

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia

03/05/2014 - Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

02/26/2014 - Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

02/25/2014 - Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

02/22/2014 - Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women

01/17/2014 - 12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

Health Tip: Don't Think of Exercise as a Chore

01/09/2014 - Engage in activities that you enjoy

Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

01/08/2014 - Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes

01/03/2014 - Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

12/20/2013 - But researchers say living with children doesn't always mean dads are involved

Health Tip: Stay Fit in Your 30s

11/22/2013 - And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke

Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

11/19/2013 - Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?

11/18/2013 - Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports

Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients

11/18/2013 - Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

11/15/2013 - But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?

10/31/2013 - Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training

U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

10/07/2013 - Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

09/17/2013 - Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster

09/12/2013 - Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

Did You Know?

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Calcium builds strong bones in children and teens, but omega-3 fatty acids may also contribute to bone strength in young men. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that teens and young men with high blood levels of omega-3s had greater bone mineral density. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and flaxseed.