Cure Prostate Cancer License Plate

The “Cure Prostate Cancer” license plate (tag) has just been made available here in Connecticut. I want to thank the legislature and those who helped me advance this cause. As you know, my mission is to raise awareness of men’s health issues in order to get men to open up so they can talk to…

The Skin You’re In

Your skin is the largest organ in and on your body. Your skin. Yes, your skin. Some of you knew that, most of you didn’t. Every day it is exposed to the sun or air. It is exposed to and absorbs toxins from water, body products, pollution, artificial materials and other chemicals. It porous. It…

Championing Men on Father’s Day

The holiday that might never have been is coming this Sunday. Believe it or not, Father’s Day is a new holiday in the United States. Father’s Day originated in the middle ages promoted by the Franciscans. The Spanish and Portuguese brought the idea of father’s Day, though then called Saint Joseph’s day, to the New…

Meaningfulness & Permanency

Men seek meaningfulness. Does my life count? Do I matter? It can be religious or secular. Has my life had any meaning? It can be celestial or specific, a look forward or a look back. Think of the old man in the cemetery at the end of the film Saving Private Ryan; turning to his…

Prostate Pain

As part of my mission to raise awareness among men, their families, and the general public about prostate health and cancer, which I do through my non-profit organization, the New England Men’s Health Initiative (NEMHI), I thought I’d share this section on prostate pain from my book, The Life of Men. The following excerpt is…