Men's Health

Why Men Die from Skin Cancer More Often than Women

Sunscreen use, knowledge about skin care, and regular medical care all help reduce the risk of skin cancer.


How Long Can Sperm Live Outside the Body?

Worried about a potential unwanted pregnancy? Learn about the lifespan of a sperm and put your mind at ease.

By Eileen Bailey

Prostate Cancer and Your Mental Health

Men with prostate cancer suffer high rates of depression and anxiety, although most do not die from the disease.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Advanced Prostate Cancer: The Basics

Here’s what patients with prostate cancer that is not localized to the prostate and has spread further need to know.

By Jay Motola, M.D.

10 Best Foods for Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Add these 10 foods to your diet to help lower your risk of developing prostate cancer.

By Jacqueline Ho

10 Challenges Facing Men With Crohn’s

Crohn’s can affect anyone, regardless of sex, but learning about common challenges you may face as a man with the disease can help you cope.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Erectile Dysfunction: Researchers Identify a Genetic Link

Researchers have identified a specific location in the human genome that’s associated with an increased risk for erectile dysfunction, also called impotence.

By Diane Domina

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Hormone Therapy Can Make Prostate Cancer Worse

Some types of prostate cancer are resistant to, and can grow and spread in response to, standard hormone (androgen-targeted) therapy used to treat the disease.

By Diane Domina

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens

Teen Drinkers Are at Higher Risk for Worse Prostate Cancer

Teen boys between 15 and 19 who drink have more than three times the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer later in life than those who don’t drink.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Emil DeAndreis

Patient Expert

Emil DeAndreis is an English professor and baseball coach who chronicles his journey of losing a professional baseball career to RA.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Health News

Abdominal Fat Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

Are you shaped more like an apple—carrying more weight around your middle—or a pear—with more body fat in your hips and thighs? Research shows that people with a higher waist-to-hip ratio—those with more abdominal fat—are at increased risk for health ...

Are Drowsy Rideshare Drivers Putting You at Risk?

Most of us know the dangers of drowsy driving, and now, a statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggests that fatigue associated with sleep deprivation inherently impacts safety in the ridesharing industry (Lyft and Uber, for example)...

A Simple Fitness Test Could Predict Your Risk of Death

A five-minute test using just a treadmill and a heart rate monitor could predict death risk with more accuracy than traditional medical tests that measure cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and other common indicators of health, say researcher...