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VIA: FamilyDoctor.Org Some men and boys have fat on their chests that makes it look like they have breasts. This condition is called pseudogynecomastia (false gynecomastia). It is not the same thing as gynecomastia. What causes gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is usually caused by changes in hormones at birth, puberty or as part of aging. Gynecomastia may […]

VIA: MayoClinic.Com No. 1 — Heart disease Heart disease is a leading men’s health threat. Take charge of heart health by making healthier lifestyle choices. For example: • Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. • Eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fiber and fish. Cut […]

VIA: SisterToSister.Org What do overweight and obesity mean? Your healthy weight is based on your height, age, and other factors. Excess weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, or body water. Overweight means you weigh more than you should to be healthy. Obesity refers specifically to having too much body fat. A higher weight or […]

VIA: NIDDK.NIH.GOV What causes gestational diabetes? Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep up with its need for a hormone called insulin. When that happens, your body doesn’t get the energy it needs from the food you eat. What is […]

VIA: SpecialK.Com Veggie-Bacon Avocado Sandwich Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 1 serving Vegetarian Ingredients 3 Morningstar Farms® Veggie Bacon Strips 1/2 medium (about 1/4 cup) ripe avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 to 4 drops liquid pepper sauce 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted 1 lettuce leaf 4 […]

VIA: SpecialK.Com Jamaican Chicken Breast with Mashed Sweet Potatoes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 1 small (about 6 oz.) sweet potato 1 small (about 5 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast half 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped tomato […]

VIA: FitPregnancy.Com Class Action If you have access to prenatal exercise classes, sign up. Not only are the workouts modified for pregnancy, but you also get to bond with your fellow moms-to-be over charming symptoms such as heartburn, swollen feet and hemorrhoids. You might even get labor tips. If your favorite classes don’t come in […]

VIA: Diabetes.Org For every two-ounce serving of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, or deli meats, the risk of diabetes rose 19 percent and the risk of heart disease increased 42 percent. There is a relatively small risk associated with eating up to one serving of processed meat per week. The greater risk may be associated with […]

VIA: WomensHealth.Gov Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given as soon as possible after a heart attack starts. Ideally, treatment should start within one hour of the first symptoms. If you think you’re having a […]

VIA: WomensHealthMag.Com Severe head pain This mother of all headaches makes your bachelorette party hangover seem laughable. If you could laugh. The culprit – Odds are, any jackhammering in your brain is just a migraine. But if it’s not accompanied by other migraine symptoms (such as a visual aura), sudden and severe pain–we’re talking the […]