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Common Diseases and Conditions
History repeating itself with e-cigarettes

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Since their emergence in 2004, the market for e-cigarettes has exploded. According to a 2016 report by the United States Surgeon General, the use of e-cigarettes...

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a serious disease that affects up to one in 12 Canadian men each year.1 It is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Canada and the United States and is responsible for more deaths than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined.1,2...

What You Need To Know About Concussions

If you have been keeping up with professional sports over the past decade you have likely become aware of increasing coverage of and controversy over concussions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States estimates up to 3.8 million...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

So, you've been told you snore. Although snoring is a common symptom in people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is a lot more to the disorder than just the whistling, snorting and rumbling that so annoys the person lying next to you in bed. Just because you...

Hypogonadism and Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone, commonly considered the male hormone, plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive and sexual health, bone health and behaviour. While decreases in testosterone levels are a natural consequence of...

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is among the most common malignancies affecting Canadian men. An estimated 25,000 will be diagnosed this year alone.1 But before I scare you any further, let’s take a step back and start with some of the basics. The prostate is a gland (a fancy word...

Colon cancer basics: Getting to the bottom line

Everybody poops. Your colon is where the action happens. Everything you eat eventually works its way through 60 inches of colon and voila! — poop. While most people are more preoccupied with what comes out in the end, it’s worth taking the time to think twice about...

Sexual Health
Premature Ejaculation

Nobody likes to think about sexual problems, especially their own. This can make it uncomfortable to talk about with sexual partners and prevent men from finding medical help. Part of the problem is that it seems like nobody else has them. In reality, many men are...

Penile Health – What You Need to Know

First, let’s have a quick anatomy lesson. The penis can be divided into specific compartments. The paired corpora cavernosa are the chambers that fill with blood during an erection. The glans penis (head of the penis) is an expansion of the corpus spongiosum. The...

Peyronie’s Disease – Curve Ahead Peyronie’s Disease

What is Peyronie’s Disease? Peyronie’s disease has a long history dating back to the 18th century, when French surgeon Francois Gigot de La Peyronie wrote about it in 1743.1 But what exactly is it? Peyronie’s disease describes the development of a bend in a previously...

Slow On the Trigger – Navigating Problems with Delayed Orgasm

Taking a long time to ejaculate or orgasm during sex isn’t a common topic in locker room chat, but it’s certainly a bother. Premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction gets most of the media time when considering male sexual dysfunction. However, studies have...

Sexual Health and Your Libido

Sexual health consists of the promotion of healthy sexuality as well as the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sexual disorders and conditions that affect sexual function. Libido is known as the sex drive and is an individual’s desire for sexual activity. A...

What You Need To Know About Erectile Dysfunction 

Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room — erections — the thing no one likes to talk about. For some of you, the thought of talking to somebody about your erection not working is incredibly uncomfortable. You may even get sweaty palms just thinking about...

Health Tips
History repeating itself with e-cigarettes

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Since their emergence in 2004, the market for e-cigarettes has exploded. According to a 2016 report by the United States Surgeon General, the use of e-cigarettes...

Male Risk Taking Behaviours and Trauma

If it doesn’t end with “well that was stupid” then what’s the point? It’s the end of February, 2015. I find myself in a small blue kayak hurtling down the white-water Nile River in Western Uganda. I can hear them before I see them. I start repeating my new mantra,...

Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium as a factor in men’s health doesn’t get the same attention as calcium for women’s health. But this humble nutrient is essential in the diet and we know about half of men in Canada aged 19-50 do not get enough.1 Let’s talk about why you might need to pay more...

Making an Impact

It’s as Easy as Walking Five City Blocks a Day So, you want to make some small changes to your lifestyle but, like most guys, you’re not sure where to start. Looking at five major lifestyle categories: exercise, alcohol use, diet, smoking and sleep, most, if not all...

What’s the Big Deal About Obesity?

Rocking a dad bod, carrying a spare tire or sporting a beer gut — these are just a few of the phrases that guys use to describe extra belly fat. Excess weight is something that millions of Canadian men struggle with, with more than two-thirds — and rising — of...

A Six-Step Exercise Program

We all know that exercise is good for us. It does wonderful things for our bodies and reduces the risk of numerous different health complications. To achieve this, the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines suggest participating in more than 150 minutes per week of...

Men’s Top 10 Health Threats

These are some of the leading causes of death in men. Here’s what you need to know about them and what you can do to prevent them. 1. Heart Attack A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction (MI), occurs when one of the blood vessels that supply blood to the...

A Beginners Guide To Resistance Training

Resistance training is a type of exercise whereby your skeletal muscles move against some form of resistance. This is most commonly done using one’s own bodyweight, free weights, machines, elastics or pulleys. Resistance training has a variety of purposes, including...

Healthy Lifestyle, Health Risks and Metabolic Syndrome

A healthy lifestyle reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or stroke, cancer and early death. Behaviours like not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, regular physical activity, the reduction of physical inactivity, healthy eating habits...

The Top 11 Reasons to Exercise

If you knew that there was a pill that would greatly reduce your risk of premature death and improve your quality of life, would you take it? What would you pay for it? This miracle treatment does exist and it’s basically free — it just takes a bit of work. We’re...