The NIMH “Men and Depression” booklet describes symptoms of depression and mania, other conditions that often accompany depression (such as PTSD or substance abuse), causes, diagnosis and treatment and additional resources. National Institute of Mental Health, revised 2017
Men’s Health Issues at MedlinePlus include topics: screenings for men and actions to prevent illness, sexual health, erectile dysfunction, testosterone tests, belly fat, prostate cancer, colon cancer in men, mental health, screening tests
Find out what steps are recommended for men to stay healthy at any age. Checklist includes just 2 screening tests. But it also links to additional recommendations on preventive screenings men need at any age to stay healthy. AHRQ at US Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Learn about men’s health from AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. While men are not a current Priority Population for the government site AHRQ, this web page provides some help for certain treatments: prostate cancer, and screening for depression. Pain, cardiovascular health and many other topics can also be accessed from the A to Z list.
How much does a hearing aid cost? According to research cited in Hearing Health Care for Adults, the average cost (retail price) for a pair of hearing aids was $4,700 in 2013. This was an all-inclusive price. With medical inflation, the cost would be about $6,000 in 2022 dollars. Book published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016.
Surgeon Scorecard for knee, hip, gallbladder, spinal fusion and prostate surgery shows complications for each hospital and doctor. It compares individual surgeons’ complication rates (risk-adjusted) for Medicare patients having one of 8 types of inpatient surgery: hip or knee replacement, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, cervical (neck) or lumbar spinal fusion (either posterior or anterior technique), and prostate resection or removal. Analysis by ProPublica looked at billing records from 2009 to 2013. Numbers of cases shown are MEDICARE-ONLY (although the column title omits that point), and require at least 20 cases for a doctor’s rate to be shown. Physician’s rate combines his/her Medicare cases at all hospitals. Website was somewhat controversial in 2015. Tool is easy to use, but it is just a historical snapshot. Unfortunately, data have not been updated by ProPublica.