Friday September 21, 2012

 

The medical community has been diligent about stressing the importance of early-detection screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colon cancer. So why is the prostate antigen test (PSA test), designed to help detect prostate cancer in men, the subject of such controversy?     

 

Wednesday September 12, 2012

Has erectile dysfunction (ED) got you down? You’re not alone. About 20 percent of men 20 and older suffer from a loss of libido and ED. By age 70, nearly 50 percent of men have difficulty getting or keeping an erection. Thanks to advances in modern medicine, there are a variety of very effective medications and other ED treatments that can help you enjoy sex again. But you’ve got to be willing to talk with your physician—something that may be easier said than done considering nearly half of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are too embarrassed to talk about it.

Wednesday September 12, 2012

If you’ve ever had painful kidney stones you would probably do just about anything to prevent having another one. Next to natural childbirth, passing a kidney stone just might be the most excruciating pain there is—sans the bouncing bundle of joy. Plenty of us will experience it firsthand, along with the unpleasant symptoms of kidney stones—pain in the groin or side, blood in the urine, vomiting and nausea, a burning sensation during urination, and fever and chills.

Sunday August 26, 2012

You’ve heard it again and again: early detection is critically important when it comes to fighting cancer—including prostate cancer in men. One in six men will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime, and 241,740 new cases will be diagnosed in 2012 alone. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test not only detects prostate cancer in men, but identifies who may be at risk for the deadly disease long before they experience symptoms, and who may need treatment for prostate cancer.

 

Sunday August 26, 2012

With National Prostate Cancer Awareness month focusing attention on prostate cancer in men, September is a good time for the X-O chromosome set to pay attention to other aspects of their health, too. We know—given the choice of going to the doctor or waxing your chest hair, you just may choose waxing. No wonder women usually live longer!

Monday August 20, 2012

No one wants to be overweight—let alone obese, so it’s understandable why there is a mind-boggling number of diets, exercise plans and even surgery for weight loss options vying for people’s attention. In fact, Google the phrase “weight loss” and 562 million results pop up in less than one second! And every one of them is vying for their share of the nearly 80 million Americans who try to lose weight every year.

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