Sharp Health


What Do You Know About Anaphylaxis?

What’s better than hanging out in the great outdoors? Whether it’s a cookout, a camping trip, or just a walk in the woods, the serenity of nature serves up an essential break from hectic lifestyles. But for more than 2 million Americans,...

What’s New in Prostate Cancer?

What’s new in prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment? When you were just a kid, your mom told you to eat your veggies and you knew she was just being mean. Turns out, mom may have provided you with life-saving advice on...

Winter Workouts on the Treadmill

As the winter months approach, getting outdoors becomes more difficult (or impossible) in certain parts of the country. What can a SharpMan committed to his workout do? Stay inside, of course. If you are looking for a workout that will...

Marshalling the Martial Arts

The road to killer abs is paved with exercise. Fine. But what if you’re sick of it? If so, maybe you’d prefer a workout that doubles as a way of life... looks cool (OK, well maybe only in a Ralph Macchio-I-kicked-butt-at-the-minature-golf-...

Getting the Most Out of Your Health Plan

The health insurance game is complicated. HMOs, PPOS, private plans and COBRAs; how does a SharpMan make sense of it all? Moreover, should you actually need to see a doctor, how do you keep the bill collectors from coming after you when...

Combat Allergy Season

Stop that sneezing. It’s the time of year when allergies are at their worst, so take charge and battle the hay fever that can really get you down. Allergy sufferers can be bothered by more than just watery eyes and constant sneezing....

Protein Diets — Are They Right for You?

The promises and catches are everywhere: "Our diet will make you lose the weight you've always wanted to — and trim that [beer gut]," one ad says. "Lose 15 pounds in 15 days — or your money back, guaranteed!" Or: "30 people needed to lose...

How to Read Food Labels

With the myriad of activities that take up SharpMen’s time on a daily basis, there’s barely time to go to the grocery store — much less to read food labels. However, it may motivate you to know that by simply taking a moment to read a food...

Don't Be a Fast Food Fatty

Many SharpMen eat at their desks. Some are lucky to have a break to eat at all. The result? A lot of fast food and food that’s been sitting around vending machines longer than we care to admit. Even those SharpMen religiously following...

Just a Smoker's Cough

No smoker wants to hear this, but, as it turns out, smoking is bad for you. No kidding. The reason most smokers continue to smoke may be because they assume smoking-related health problems will only affect their health at some amorphous...

Change the Way You Work Out: Seven Fitness Tools

Sometimes you just need a little something extra to get past that fitness plateau and work to the next level. If you are at a loss for ideas, here are seven in the form of fitness tools that can give your workout that much needed challenge...

Feeling Stressed? Learn How to Control It

At one time or another, most of us have had to deal with stressful situations, whether it was a problem with work, family, friends, or just a by-product of a hectic daily routine. Today, more and more SharpMen are required to balance...

The SharpGuide to Eating Before Your Workout

There is nothing worse than trying to tackle a tough workout on an empty stomach. We’ve all been there: you want to eat, but think twice about it to avoid slowing down your workout. The reality is, it’s actually beneficial to eat a small...

How to Find a Health Club

So, you've decided it's time to improve your SharpHealth? No more cheeseburgers and fries for lunch, and forget about those late night trips to the refrigerator: you're serious this time! While an improved and more disciplined diet is a...

Men and Breast Cancer -- Huh?

According to the The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 194,000 people were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, and 1,500 of those cases were found in men. That’s right — guys. While breast cancer is commonly thought of as a female...

Wake Up! Battling Fatigue

Falling asleep at your desk again? Can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep regardless of how many hours you snooze in bed or at your desk? Try these home remedies for battling the over-worked SharpMan’s fatigue: Sleep Less. That’s right....

Bicycle Commuting 101: The Way of the Bike

Get a gallon jug of milk from the fridge and put it on the dining room table. Next, imagine a baker’s dozen more of these gallon jugs sitting on the table as well. Or, if you really want to see my point, head down to the bottled water...

Beginning a Running Program

There is no doubt that beginning a running program takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Often, the little things that you do in the first few weeks will determine whether or not you will succeed. Check out the SharpHealth tips for...

Caring for Your Eyes

Your eyes are probably the part of the body that you think about the least. You can see; good enough for you, right? Not really. Since most SharpMen stare at computer screens all day, it’s worth your while to ensure that your eyes continue...

Sharp Advice on Snoring

Why do black widow spiders kill their males after mating? To stop the snoring before it starts. Do you snore? If you’re a top-class snoring machine, you know it. You receive regular complaints from various people (the significant other...