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Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

The Quiet Enemy: Non-Cancerous Prostate Growth

Bob Bragar | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Bragar

You might not notice the problem. You write it off to advancing age. You haven't got cancer and you'd rather avoid medical procedures. So you just strain a little harder to pee and think nothing of it. But this partial blockage can be a silent menace that ultimately can cause major problems.

Show Your Prostate Some Love

Jim Higley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

When I was going through my cancer journey, I did it alone. Sure, there were a couple of thoughtful, older guys who were living with prostate cancer who told me that everything would be okay. And while I appreciated their kindness, their journey wasn't quite like mine.

Had I Followed the New PSA Recommendations I Might Be Dead

Jim Higley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

At the time of my surgery, I had no symptoms and would have never suspected that I had a life-threatening, cancerous tumor taking up residency in my prostate and surrounding neighborhood.

Yesterday I Was Just a Sperm Cell. Now I'm a Person!

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Since the pro-lifers came up with this awesome personhood idea, I've been dating an ovum named Emily. She's a babe. Obviously, we can't have sex because that would form an embryo, which is a no-no, but we can do... um... everything else.

My Odyssey Down The Prostate Cancer Highway

Craig W. Anderson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Craig W. Anderson

My odyssey down the Prostate Cancer Highway began with the type of complete physical which includes many popular activities, including: pee-in-a-cup, X-Rays, bone scans, MRI, CAT scan, peering into my ears-nose-throat, the Icy Stethoscope Patdown here and there on my torso, and complete blood analysis.

Prostate Cancer Screening: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Please stop asking whether or not men have prostate cancer by using this test, in other words, because it is tantamount to asking for trouble.

Feeling Good? Don't Let A Doctor Overdiagnose You!

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Alexander

Because the standards have changed, millions have people have gone on medication for life. Shouldn't we applaud this as a wise and cautious policy? Maybe not. As the authors of Overdiagnosed point out, the milder the condition the less benefit you are likely to receive from treatment.

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

The Upper Lip Albatross: Growing a Mustache For Movember is Tougher Than a Marathon

David Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Sax

Charity fundraisers are nothing new to me. But after enduring several weeks of Movember, I can confidently state that these athletic fundraisers are a cake walk.

Study Finds Possible Heart Risk With Prostate Drug

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Full results of a big study testing a drug for preventing prostate cancer show a higher risk of heart failure, a surprise finding that could dampen en...

Should Men Get Routine Prostate Screenings?

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The American Cancer Society revised its guidelines for prostate cancer screening on Wednesday. The advocacy group is one of many organizations that ma...

What Would Susie Say? Susie Essman's Enlarged Prostate

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

As a physician, I fear missing a serious illness in somebody who happens to be hypochondriacal. The best approach has been to take complaints seriously, do a complete history and physical, and allow plenty of time for discussion.

Tantric Sex After Prostate Cancer

Lokita and Steve Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lokita and Steve Carter

From the tantric perspective there are many ways to connect with our ecstatic selves, with our without the medical help. To experience high sex is a transformational journey, not dependent on the prostate, and it enriches not only our sexual activities but our entire life.

Those Things of Which We Dare Not Speak, But Should

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

I have begun to grow angry on behalf of all of you poor men who have to contend with a storm of disapproval when wanting a safe and open forum for discussing all things penis

Packaged Deceit: How Dietary Supplements and Fortified Foods Fool You

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

For years, Bayer has marketed its selenium supplements to men as a way to prevent prostate cancer. But the evidence that selenium prevents prostate cancer is as skimpy as Paris Hilton's bikini.

John McEnroe Ponders His Prostate

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Hollander

Once the enfant-terrible of professional tennis, a middle-aged John McEnroe has grown less concerned with his backhand than with his backside.

Extending Male Longevity -- Why Prostate Screening Still Makes Sense

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen C. Rose

I didn't know that when I happened on to a surgeon to remove my Gleason 7 prostate that I would not only get the world's foremost practitioner of robotic surgical procedures but also a crusader for men.