Man Overboard!: A Medical Lifeline for the Aging Male (Paperback)

Man Overboard!: A Medical Lifeline for the Aging Male By Dr. Craig Bowron, MD, FACP Cover Image
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Understand your health and live your best life with this authoritative, humorous head-to-toe manual.


Let’s face it, guys: we barely know what we’re doing with our health. We’re not stupid, we’re just disinterested. Clouded by the hallucinogenic effects of testosterone, we tell ourselves “I’m fine, and so I will continue to be fine, which is fine.” Meanwhile, men’s health magazines hypnotize us with constantly changing recommendations designed to hold our eyeballs until the next wellness fad comes along. And when we finally do drag ourselves in for a clinic visit, we find that even good doctors forget that most of us don’t understand medical jargon, nor do they realize we are on a time-sensitive special-ops mission: get in, get what you need, and get out! 

Learning about your health doesn’t have to read like a colonoscopy (informative, yes, but difficult to sit through without sedation). Staying healthy is serious business, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Informative but entertaining, this must-read, head-to-toe guide provides a heapin’ helpin’ of actionable advice, so you can stop worrying about your health, do something about it, and get on with your life. With chapters like “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” “Andropause,” “Sexercise,” and “Move It or Lose It,” you’ll learn how to eat right, address your risks for heart disease, exercise effectively, manage your weight, reduce stress, deal with back pain, avoid the three cancers that men commonly develop, know if your T levels are right, navigate challenges in the bedroom, deal with thinning hair, and handle getting older­–not unscathed, but with a sense of control and dignity. It’s for men of every ethnicity, BMI, hair pattern, shoe size, IPA preference and sports predilection (including none). Think of it as the ultimate checklist for your next checkup. Grab yourself a beverage and a flimsy paper gown, and let’s do this!

About the Author

Dr. Craig Bowron, MD, FACP, is a practicing physician and a board-certified internist. He works with first-year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School and trains resident physicians at the Internal Medicine Residency Program of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He has appeared on ABC and CBS affiliates in the Twin Cities and frequently as a guest and commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s MPR Morning Edition and MPR News with Kerri Miller. He speaks at numerous health conferences, and his writing has appeared in the pages of Forbes, Slate, Washington Post, Huffington Post,, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, Minnesota Monthly, and MinnPost. The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists gave him their Page One Award, and the Minnesota Magazine and Publication Association named his Minnesota Monthly column the best general interest column for a 60,000-plus circulation magazine. A member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Bowron lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit him at

Praise For…

“If you are a man over 40 or if you expect to be someday, this may be the most important book you’ll ever read. If you are a woman who lives with, and loves a man over 40, don’t wait until he buys a copy. Get him one right away. Even better, get one for him and one for yourself and compare notes. The book covers everything you want to know from andropause and low back pain to sleeping tips and sexercise. The good news is that is written by a medical doctor who knows his stuff. The even better news is that the book is hilarious and fun to read, with practical advice we can use right away. Dr. Bowron covers everything you’ll likely deal with as you age. It’s like having your own private healer right beside you when you need him. I highly recommend this powerful and unique lifeline for aging well.”
— Jed Diamond, PhD, author Surviving Male Menopause 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781945564123
ISBN-10: 1945564121
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 300
Language: English