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Of Masks and Masculinity

Of Masks and Masculinity

Dear Healthy Men: I’ve really had it with COVID and the non-stop pressure to wear a mask. I’m a 35-year old, very fit man and doubt I’m going to get sick. Plus, the things look positively goofy. And anyway, if the President of the United States won’t wear a mask, why...
Being a Guy Isn’t Easy in the Time of COVID

Being a Guy Isn’t Easy in the Time of COVID

Dear Healthy Men: You’ve written about how men are more likely to get sick with the corona virus and I feel bad for them. But what about other problems that the virus is causing, like unemployment? I read that more women are losing their jobs than men are. Do you...
How Education Levels Affect Men’s Health

How Education Levels Affect Men’s Health

Dear Healthy Men: What’s the connection between education and health and how men are affected? A: Great question. In broad terms, the more education someone has, the longer and healthier his or her life will be. The connection between the two is fairly intuitive, but...
Vaping: Not an Equal-Opportunity Problem

Vaping: Not an Equal-Opportunity Problem

Dear Healthy Men: There have been a lot of vaping-related injuries and deaths lately, but I haven’t heard anything about the male-female difference. You’ve written about how men are more likely than women to abuse drugs and alcohol. I’m wondering whether the same...
Health Disparities: Why Do Girls Live Longer Than Boys?

Health Disparities: Why Do Girls Live Longer Than Boys?

Dear Healthy Men: A few weeks ago, you wrote about why women live longer than women. When does the gender gap start? In other words, do girls live longer than boys? A: The disparity between male and female death rates exists in every age group, from infants through...
Why Men Don’t Care About the Healthcare Debate

Why Men Don’t Care About the Healthcare Debate

Dear Health Men: You’ve complained about how the Affordable Care Act discriminates against men and boys. Where’s your proof? A: The ACA (Obamacare) very clearly prohibits discrimination “on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.” However,...
Is There Really A Men’s Health Crisis?

Is There Really A Men’s Health Crisis?

Dear Healthy Men: Why do you keep writing about men’s health, when everyone knows that the health issues women face are far bigger? All you’re doing is taking money away from women’s health to give it to men. A: There’s no question that much can—and should—be done to...
Improving Health and Wellbeing for Men, Boys, and Families
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