By Jim BlackChances are your local fitness center is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If it’s not, you’re wise not to work out in a crowded gym populated by people breathing heavily, exhaling saliva droplets, and touching the same exercise equipment as you—essentially, the equivalent of pumping iron in a … Read More
Jim Black has served as executive editor of Cleveland Clinic’s Men’s Health Advisor newsletter since 2005. He has written about prostate diseases, men’s health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and a wide array of other health topics for print and digital media. He is the author of Managing Your Cholesterol: Take Charge of Your Heart Health and Managing Your Blood Pressure: Proven Steps for Treating and Avoiding Hypertension, published by University Health News. He also is the update author of two Cleveland Clinic Special Health Reports—Prostate Health: Diagnosing, Preventing, and Treating Cancer and Other Diseases of the Prostate, and Arthritis: Leading a Full Life Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Pain Relief—published by Belvoir Media Group. Also, Jim writes periodically for Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Cancer Talk newsletter. Previously, he spent 15-plus years as a newspaper staff writer and editor, and was an adjunct faculty member at Waynesburg University, in Pennsylvania.