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Self-care is not selfish

03/   August, 2018

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

As we get ready to wind up summer and send our kids back to school, I am here to remind you to take care of yourself as well.

Maybe when I say that, you say to yourself, “Yes, I know, I will take care of myself.”

However, what I observe all too often is that people (women, in particular) are self-conscious or even self-critical about taking time for themselves. Many of us have a little voice (mine seems to be in my ear – maybe yours sits on your shoulder) that expresses disapproval if I say “no” to an invitation, or if I leave work on time to get to an aerobics class at the gym.


Is Testosterone A Cause of Prostate Cancer?

25/   May, 2018

Here’s a trick question: who mostly get prostate cancer: young men or old men?

 

The answer is of course that, as with most cancers, older men are much more likely than young men to get prostate cancer.

Then why is it that testosterone has been feared as a cause of prostate cancer?

If testosterone caused prostate cancer, we should see it much more often in young men, who have levels of testosterone peaking around age 30.

Testosterone levels in men peak around age 30, then decline 1 to 3% per year from then on. As a man gets older, and his testosterone level goes down, his risk of prostate cancer increases.

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