How do I know if my testosterone level is normal?

Thank you for contacting Young Men’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. Materials provided by Young Men’s Health are intended as general information. They are not a recommendation for treatment, nor should they be considered medical advice. Young Men’s Health advises families to discuss all information and Thanks for your question. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the body. During puberty, […]

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Journalists Cover the Gamut, From Rising Insulin Costs to Delays in Autism Care for Children

KHN Midwest correspondent Bram Sable-Smith shared a firsthand perspective on ballooning insulin costs on “Tradeoffs” on April 21. Click here to hear Sable-Smith on “Tradeoffs” Read Sable-Smith’s “I Write About America’s Absurd Health Care System. Then I Got Caught Up in It.” KHN’s Colleen DeGuzman profiled the last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley on KUT and “Texas Standard” […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: FDA Takes Center Stage

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The FDA is still lacking a Senate-confirmed leader, but the agency is at the center of several major policy battles. Lawmakers this year must renew the bill that authorizes drug companies to […]

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What Makes Omicron Spread More Rapidly Compared to Other COVID-19 Variants?

In just under two months' time, the highly-contagious Omicron variant overtook nearly all other COVID-19 variants in the US: Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Omicron accounted for just 0.1% of all COVID-19 cases on November 27—now, the variant comprises 99.9% of cases.  Omicron's quick rise means scientists are still scrambling to figure out what […]

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Omicron vs. Delta: How the 2 COVID-19 Variants Compare

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is no longer the dominant cause of infections in the US. Now, just weeks after its was identified in South Africa—and subsequently named a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO)—Omicron accounts for the majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. As Omicron continues to sweep through the US (and the world), scientists […]

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I have a bigger man boob on the left side of my body than the right. I also have hard lumps under both nipples. What is it?

Thanks for your question. During puberty it’s common for young men to develop tissue under their nipples that feels like small breasts. The medical term for this is “gynecomastia.” It can also be caused by other things, such as medicines or hormone problems. Gynecomastia usually feels like a small, rubbery lump right underneath the nipple(s). It is usually sore or […]

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Paulina Porizkova Shares New Lingerie Photo to Celebrate Her Body: 'It's the Only One You Have'

Paulina Porizkova is aiming to remind her followers once again to love their bodies exactly the way they are—and to avoid comparisons to "ridiculous standards of perfection." In a new Instagram post shared over the weekend, the 56-year-old former model shared a new message with fans: Celebrate yourself without comparing yourself to others. "When I was the most seen, I […]

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