The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health assembles into a single volume a quarter-century's worth of hard-won knowledge about men's health -- knowledge that men need to lead longer, healthier lives. More than twenty-five years ago, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health began what have become the largest aggregate studies ever of men's health. Tracking 96,000 American men over decades, these studies provide the ultimate resource on what keeps men healthy -- and what doesn't. The result is The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health: Features the most current information on the health-preserving functions of diet, exercise, and over-the-counter drugs and supplementsGives straight answers to questions like when drinking alcohol is beneficial and when it's notOffers advice on behavior modification and stress control Includes all the crucial information on diseases that are particularly important to men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, erectile dysfunction, and kidney and bladder problemsProvides an easy-to-navigate guide to the health-care system that gives balanced views on the benefits and drawbacks of common medical tests With the authority that only the world's largest and best-known medical school can provide, and the lively, clear presentation that is the hallmark of Harvard Men's Health Watch, the monthly newsletter edited by Dr. Simon, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health is an essential reference for every man -- and for everyone who cares about a man's health.
ContentsPrologue: The Time Has ComePART I In Health and Sickness: The Unique Attributes of MenOne: What Makes a Man?Two: Questions and Answers: The Harvard Men's Health StudiesThree: Perils and Problems: Three Leading Killers of American MenPART II What Keeps Men Healthy?Four: The Answers: DietFive: The Answers: ExerciseSix: The Answers: Aspirin and Other SupplementsSeven: An Answer for Some, a Peril for Others: AlcoholEight: The Answers: Behavior Modification and Stress ControlPART III The Maladies of MenNine: Disorders of the Penis, Scrotum, and TesticlesTen: Sexuality and ReproductionEleven: The Prostate: Benign DisordersTwelve: Prostate CancerThirteen: Disorders of the Kidneys and BladderFourteen: Other Male Medical ProblemsEpilogue: Preventive Maintenance: Medical Care for MenSources for More InformationIndex