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Healthy Men: Why men are the way they are

You’ve mentioned several times in this column that men don’t go to the doctor as often as women and that they live shorter, sicker lives than women. I’m sure that’s true. But what I really want to know is why. Why don’t men take better care of themselves?

A new use for dating apps: Chasing STIs

Heather Meador and Anna Herber-Downey use dating apps on the job — and their boss knows it. Both are public health nurses employed by Linn County Public Health in eastern Iowa. They’ve learned that dating apps are the most efficient way to inform users that people they previously met on the sites may have exposed them to sexually transmitted infections.

Our bodies are a tattoo canvas? Years later, some crave an...

They quietly drift in, from all walks, hoping to erase a part of themselves they had intended to be permanent.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Common calf muscle injuries in runners...

I am a 50-year-old man who enjoys running. I have completed several half-marathons and began training for longer distances. A few months ago, I tore my calf muscle. I went to physical therapy, and all seemed to heal well. However, last weekend while running, I felt a strain in my calf. Is there anything I can do, or will I have to give up running? I was really looking forward to completing a marathon this coming spring.

Fight off the flu with immune-boosting nutrients

It's flu season again, so most people get a flu shot and strive to stay healthy. But can certain foods or supplements boost the immune system and help with that "staying healthy" goal?

Florida HIV cases increasing — and many people don’t know they...

While many parts of the country have HIV under control, Florida leads the nation in new infections.

Consumer Health: Treating COPD

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association. More than 12.5 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, but millions more may have the disease without knowing it.

Consumer Health: 10 ways to prevent diabetes complications

More than 37 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and more than 96 million adults in the U.S. — over one-third — have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At a pizza party for mental health, farmers find community amid...

Throughout history, people have cooked food, found warmth and gathered with others around kindling — a sign that it's safe enough to rest.

What is a ketamine therapy session like? A Philly-based therapist explains...

Jess Jones, a licensed clinical social worker, treats a number of patients with ketamine-assisted therapy — where clients take ketamine, prescribed by a psychiatrist, in a series of sessions to treat severe depression or other serious mental health issues.