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Blueprint for Men's Health

by Men's Health Network

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Item: MENSHEALTH
In two volumes
Includes 3 tactile graphics. Note that the electronic (BRF) edition of this book does NOT include the tactiles!

Did you know that, on average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women? More than half of premature deaths among men are preventable. But you can't prevent a problem if you don't know it exists. This book discusses the main health issues that men face. Each chapter focuses on a single condition or group of related ones — from diabetes and cancer, to prostate health, to addiction and substance abuse issues — and talks about the factors that increase your risk, shows you how to recognize symptoms, and gives you some practical, easy-to-implement prevention and treatment strategies. An appendix focuses on the special concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.

See also: For Women Only: Health Information Just for Women
Or get both books and save $5.00!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION

2 FOR WOMEN ONLY: WHY MEN'S HEALTH IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE
Identifying the Problem
Recognizing Symptoms
What You Can Do to Help

3 YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Making a Choice
Building a Relationship
Preparing for Your First Visit

4 PREVENTION
Steps You Can Take to Improve
and Length of Your Life

5 DIET AND NUTRITION
What Does a Good Diet Look Like?
The New Food Pyramid
Diet and Weight Loss
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
What about Vitamins and Minerals?
Additional Resources

6 DENTAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
Gum Disease

7 EXERCISE AND FITNESS
What Kind of Exercise Should You Do
How Much Should You Exercise?
Preventing Exercise-Related Injuries
Treating Injuries

8 SEXUAL HEALTH
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Safe Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Birth Control/Contraception
How Your Sex Life Changes as You Age

9 PROSTATE HEALTH
What Is the Prostate?
Prostatitis
Diagnosing Prostatitis
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Treating BPH
Prostate Cancer
Risk Factors
Treating Prostate Cancer
Prevention

10 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
Diagnosing and Treating High Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Coronary Heart Disease
Heart Attack
Angina
Congestive Heart Failure
Stroke
Treating and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

11 DIABETES
Diagnosing Diabetes
Living with and Preventing Diabetes

12 CANCER
Risk Factors
Early Detection
Preventing Cancer

13 TESTICULAR CANCER
Risk Factors
Early Detection

14 EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Stress
Depression
Causes of Depression
Treating Depression
Suicide Risk

15 ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
What is Addiction?
Tobacco
Alcohol
Drug Abuse
Hidden Addictions
Treating Addictions

16 ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SAFETY
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Accidental Poisoning
Falls
Workplace Accidents
Guns

17 FATHERHOOD
It's Good for You
It's Good for Your Children
Staying Involved after Divorce or Separation
Being a Good Role Model
Tips to Help You Be The Kind of Dad You Want to Be

18 APPENDIX A: SPECIAL CONCERNS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, LATINOS, AND OTHER MINORITIES
You and Your Doctor
Diet and Nutrition
Exercise and Fitness
Sexual Health
Prostate Health
Cardiovascular Health
Diabetes
Cancer
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Accident Prevention and Safety
Blood Disorders: Sickle Cell Anemia
Facial Hair

19 APPENDIX B: SCREENING AND CHECKUP SCHEDULE

20 APPENDIX C: RESOURCES