Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons

Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons By: Cassie Whyte Happy National Son’s Day! Today, September 28th, we at Men’s Health Network is celebrating National Son’s Day! On this holiday, we acknowledge the joy that comes along with both having a son, and being a son. All sons are gifts to their parents, as well...Continue reading

National Son’s Day

Blog Entry by Intern, Zachary Funaro “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” — NASA astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Sr. National Son’s Day is celebrated on September 28th each year with the sole purpose...Continue reading

New HHS Study Shows Significant Increases in Children Diagnosed with Mental Health Conditions from 2016 to 2020

There’s no question that parents’ mental health is an excellent predictor of their children’s mental health; children of parents suffering from anxiety and/or depression are far more likely to be diagnosed with the same conditions. Unfortunately, most of the research done on parental mental-health influences has focused exclusively or primarily on mothers. As a result,...Continue reading

Giving Children and Adolescents a Healthy Start Through Nutrition

Establishing healthy dietary patterns early in life can provide young Americans with the foundation to continue those behaviors throughout later life stages. Unhealthy dietary patterns and inadequate physical activity in children and adolescents ages 2 to 18 contribute to overweight and obesity — as well as increasing the risk of chronic diseases such as type...


The Importance of Roughhousing

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and our boy-girl twins love to wrestle, but I’m worried that all that physical activity and getting revved up will make them—especially our son—see violence as acceptable. Should I be concerned? A: Not at all. In fact, the evidence supports the exact opposite conclusion. In their book, The Art of Roughhousing, Anthony...Continue reading

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Do You Have Testicular Cancer? The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force Doesn’t Want You to Know

I am a 22-year-old man, and I have some questions for men of whom I am concerned. Gentlemen, have you had any action down there lately? No, I meant have you self-checked your testicles for any abnormalities – bumps, lumps, or humps? Regardless of your activity or lack thereof down south, you should. According to...Continue reading

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