Chronic Disease Prevention
Healthwise for Guys: Skin Cancer (FN1869) Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of skin cells due to DNA damage. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common and highly curable types of skin cancer. A third type, melanoma, causes the most deaths.
Healthwise for Guys: Prostate Cancer (FN1870) Besides skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among U.S. men. In the U.S., about one in five men will develop prostate cancer. It is more common among older men, but it also occurs in younger men.
Healthwise for Guys: Colon Cancer (FN1871) Early detection is key to survival, and several methods can be used for testing.
Healthwise for Guys: High Blood Pressure (FN1872) An estimated one in every two adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age.
Healthwise for Guys: Cardiovascular Disease (FN1873) Cardiovascular disease refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Damage to the lining of the blood vessels caused by smoking, high blood pressure or high blood sugar can allow the bad cholesterol to seep into the artery wall.
Questions and Answers About Prediabetes/Diabetes and Your Health (FN1765) Nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, an estimated 86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. Prediabetes affects 35 percent of adults age 20 and older and half of Americans age 65.
How Can I Prevent Diabetes? (FN1766) Receiving any diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. This handout will help give you a better understanding of prediabetes and answer some of your basic questions about prediabetes.
Healthwise for Guys: Prediabetes (FN1875) Prediabetes is defined as blood sugar levels that are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Diabetes is a condition when your pancreas makes insulin but the cells do not respond to it. Insulin is needed for glucose (sugar) from your food to enter the cells and give you energy.
Healthwise for Guys: Overweight and Obesity (FN1874) Overweight/obesity refers to a weight for a given height that is higher than recommended for health. Body mass index (BMI) is a tool to measure healthy weight vs. unhealthy weight.