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Men's Health Blog

The UNC Men's Health Blog, written by UNC Health Care doctors, provides information about men's health research, prevention and treatment. Know your stats, and check out these tips.

Movember 2017 at UNC: Shave the Date!

Men's Health Infographic thumbnailThe UNC Men's Health Program is joining forces with the UNC School of medicine to participate in their 6th annual Movember challenge– a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health.

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The Men's Health Crisis - Infographic

Men's Health Infographic thumbnailThe wellness and longevity of American men is a problem of epidemic proportions. Not only do men tend to delay screening for risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, they also tend to wait longer than women to seek medical care when symptoms occur. Here is an infographic illustrating men's health issues.

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Men's Health by the Numbers

Hands in a team huddleDid you know the life expectancy of men in the United States is 73.4 years compared to 80.1 years for women? Here are some other numbers you need to know.

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Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction

Close up of cigarette for "Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction" articleWhile smoking rates in the United States have declined over the past few decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 17.8 percent of men over the age of 18 currently smoke cigarettes.

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Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Close up of cigarette for "Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction" articleWith increasing numbers of men becoming obese, there has been a marked increase in the rates of cardiovascular disease (including heart attack and stroke), type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, degenerative joint disease, and sleep disturbances (obstructive sleep apnea).

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Understanding Low Testosterone in Aging Men

older couple fishingTestosterone, the androgen hormone or “steroid” that makes men masculine, is a frequent concern for aging men and men with symptoms of decreased sexual function and low energy. Low T in adult men is often called andropause or androgen deficiency of the aging male (ADAM), is now more frequently referred to as hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS).

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