New (2013) Cholesterol Guidelines for Men
Men's Health

New (2013) Cholesterol Guidelines for Men

On November 12, 2013, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new cholesterol guidelines, which means that doctors are changing the way they prescribe treatment for patients with high cholesterol. There has been a shift in the way high cholesterol is being treated, and it could double the amount of people…

Does Hormone Therapy Increase Risk of Heart Attack?
Prostate Cancer

Does Hormone Therapy Increase Risk of Heart Attack?

Men with prostate cancer who are considering hormone therapy or who are already on hormone therapy may be encouraged by the results of a new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The meta-analysis found that hormone therapy did not increase the risk of cardiovascular deaths, plus it showed a lower risk…

Can Xiaflex Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Men's Health

Can Xiaflex Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Xiaflex for Dupuytren’s contracture was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. It’s the first medicine for the treatment for this difficult to treat disease. Previously, surgeons specializing in diseases of the hand would perform one of various surgical procedures to treat Dupuytren’s. There are advantages and disadvantages with each type of…

Can Red Wine Improve Heart Health?
Men's Health

Can Red Wine Improve Heart Health?

Resveratrol, a phytonutrient found in grapes and red wine, packs potent antioxidant powers that can improve heart health, according to Spanish researchers. People at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) who took resveratrol supplements for one year showed significant improvements in heart-related factors when compared with individuals who took a placebo. Resveratrol is a polyphenol that…

Can Chili Peppers Boost Your Heart Health
Men's Health

Can Chili Peppers Boost Your Heart Health

Turn up the heat and boost your heart health: that’s the message from a new study on capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, also known as cayenne peppers. Experts at the 243rd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society explained that capsaicin benefits the heart in several ways. Previous studies have noted other…