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We often debate what is worse: The thought of colon cancer or the procedure used to determine if you have it. Don't let the thought of your first digital rectal exam keep you up at night. Instead, probe (pun intended) the sites below for information on rectal exams. Maybe reading about the procedure will help ease your fears. Probably not, but what have you got to lose? Oh yeah, one other thing. If you find yourself smiling during the exam, then you ought to be visiting sites dedicated to alternative lifestyles. 

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Mike Furci General Health Articles

If you're interested in learning more about nutrition, check out the columns from's Fitness Editor, Mike Furci. Whether you're into bodybuilding or just improving your health and appearance, Mike's articles can help you cut through the bull and achieve your goals.

Evolution of the Unhealthy American, Part 1: We're a fat, unhealthy nation (04/08/2009)
Americans are getting bigger and unhealthier all the time, and it didn't happen overnight. Mike explores the Evolution of the Unhealthy American, looking at the stats on obesity and weight gain along with the associated health risks in the first part of his ongoing three-part series.

Evolution of the Unhealthy American, Part 2: Our deteriorating diet (05/20/2009)
We are what we eat, and Mike shows that Americans eat way too much sugar and processed foods. In the second of this three-part series, Mike explains how Americans are getting bigger and unhealthier all the time, and compares American diets to those in France, Japan and, well, the Stone Age.

Evolution of the Unhealthy American, Part 3: A comprehensive solution (07/03/2009)
Fructose and soy are two biggies to stay away from. Fortunately, Mike sorts through the science and breaks it down for us in the final installment of his series on The Evolution of the Unhealthy American, providing lists of things to avoid and those to favor.

Did you know? Mike discusses the benefits of Vitamin D (04/29/2009)
Did you know that vitamin D, which isn't a vitamin after all, can help prevent cancer? Mike drops a dime on the "sunshine vitamin," and finds a link between obesity and bad sex, soy foods and low sperm count, and the really icky things found growing on the equipment in the gym.

General Health Resources
The Cleveland Clinic, which is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the country, has a website that is just as credible. This award winning website was created for the benefit of its patients, the general public and health care professionals. The information posted on this site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards. If you need to chat with a health educator; learn about a disease; research treatments or innovations; this site has it all.
The tag line for this excellent web site is "Dare to Change Your Life." A healthy lifestyle is a choice, and it's necessary for each of us to make that choice on our own. Then, it's a matter of living that healthy lifestyle. LIVESTRONG is all about maximizes your health.
This site provides valuable health information and tools for managing your health. WebMD brings award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism and health content to provide the best information possible.
The popular magazine for men has lots of useful resources on their web site devoted to health issues affecting men.

Nutrition and Metabolism
In the U.S. cardiovascular disease is the number one killer: The incidence of diabetes is at record highs: 2/3rds of Americans are overweight and a 1/3 are obese. It’s more important than ever to have access to as much valid and reliable information as possible.  Nutrition and Metabolism is a site dedicated to providing research and information to help solve the problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease through a proper diet.

New York Times - Health
This is naturally an excellent source for the latest news on health, with all sorts of great articles on the subject.

Harvard Health Publishing - Men's health
Excellent content from Harvard.
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