Men's Health

Studies suggest that as many as 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease where your bones become weak, brittle and more likely to break. People who have it typically break bones in their hip, spine and wrist and become more at risk of bone fracture from something as minor as slipping, bumping into furniture, or even from coughing or sneezing.

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Some risk factors for osteoporosis are unavoidable and out of one’s control, such as:

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 3 American adults has high blood pressure. Without treatment, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) can lead to other serious health concerns, including stroke, heart and vision problems, and kid-ney failure.

But what do doctors consider high anyway? The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and other leading health organizations recently lowered the definitions of normal, elevated and high blood pressure.

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Every year, stroke impacts the lives of about 795,000 Americans, and yet, most of us wouldn’t recognize the warning signs of this life-threatening, leading cause of long-term disability. So what’s the best way to fight stroke?

Prevention—and knowledge is the key.

What is a stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a blocked (ischemic stroke) or burst (hemorrhagic stroke) blood vessel.

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It may be all fun and games for hoops fans, but for problem gamblers, March Madness is a dangerous time of year. Those few bucks you spend on a bracket (or two) for your March Madness office pool? They’re part of an estimated $10 billion gambled each year on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Other common forms of gambling that put people at risk include casinos, online games and lotteries.

Why is March Madness a losing bet for those who may be struggling with gambling? Here are a few reasons:

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