May 9, 2011 |
How does this play in Peoria? Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) is taking an unconventional approach to promote a new healthy lifestyles campaign, flaunting his chiseled chest on the cover of the new Men's Health magazine, which declares him "America's fittest congressman. " Schock, who represents central and western Illinois in the House, already had the distinction of being the first U.S. congressman born in the 1980s. The Huffington Post declared him "hottest freshman. " Now, Men's Health says that he's the first politician to ever appear shirtless in the magazine.
August 12, 2010
Attention 20-year-old men: Look at the people around you. Are most of them women? If so, you're in for a longer life (statistically speaking). On the other hand, if the men outnumber the women, you might want to consider moving somewhere like Hartford, Ga.; St. Joseph, Minn.; Bryn Mawr, Pa.; or Dugway, Utah (all cities where more than two-thirds of residents are female). It may sound crazy, but the preponderance of males in places where men live when they reach marriageable age influences how long they will live, according to a study published in the August issue of the journal Demography.
October 17, 2005 |
YOU might call it melancholy on steroids -- a muscular mixture of fast-driving, heavy drinking, hard-charging cussedness. For perhaps 3 million American men yearly, that's the plotline for depression. For almost 24,000 men yearly, the final scene is suicide. Often, there is no cry for help, no river of tears, no abyss of sadness. Just a violent, tragic bolt from the blue. In the United States, a man is four times more likely than a woman to commit suicide, according to government statistics.
November 12, 2001 |
During the past tumultuous months, many people in this country have found themselves confronted by a new demon: the blues. In the week after the Sept. 11 attacks, a staggering 71% of Americans said they felt depressed, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. Those rates have gradually declined in subsequent surveys, but one theme has remained constant: Women were much more likely than men to say they felt depressed.
October 8, 2001 |
I came across a piece of information the other day that pricked up my ears. Men in this country younger than 65 are nearly twice as likely as women to suffer some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Among senior citizens the difference between the sexes is less dramatic, though males are still more likely than females to experience audio difficulties. Wives and girlfriends often complain that their men are lousy listeners.
June 18, 2001 |
Men's Health Network http://www.menshealthnetwork.org Background: The Men's Health Network was founded in 1991 by a group of counselors, educators and others interested in men's issues, and has since formed alliances with groups devoted to conditions such as prostate cancer, male depression and AIDS. Its Web site advertises the network's activities and acts as a resource guide for consumers.