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Men's Health

Do you know the top men's health threats? The list is surprisingly short — including heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable.

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Steam therapy to treat enlarged prostate

Steam therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for enlarged prostate. It's safe, effective and long-lasting, while preserving sexual function. Learn if it's right for you.

Scott Pate MD By Scott Pate May 10, 2022
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Don’t be bad to the bone: How to preserve bone mass

By age 30, your bones may have already started to lose mass — one of the first signs of osteoporosis. Learn who's at greatest risk and what you can do to maintain bone mass.

Carol Gardner PT By Carol Gardner November 5, 2021
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Men's health: Checkups, screenings key beyond COVID-19 pandemic

Men aren't as likely as women to get preventive screenings and checkups with their health care provider. Delaying or avoiding these could lead to a treatable situation turning deadly.

Benson_Scott By Scott Benson July 6, 2021
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5 facts about prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Here are 5 things you should know about prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.

Melissa Nissen, M.D. By Melissa Nissen June 25, 2021
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Men's health: How is benign prostatic hyperplasia treated?

If you've been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it's time for you and your provider to talk about treatment options.

Ross Avant MD By Ross Avant May 7, 2021
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Men's health: What's benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Most men will experience benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as they age. Get the basics about this noncancerous condition.

Adam R Miller MD By Adam R. Miller April 21, 2021
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3 reasons young men need a primary care provider

If you're a young adult man, is preventive health at the top of your busy to-do list? Learn why having a primary care provider can help you stay healthy now and into the future.

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich January 22, 2021
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4 common vasectomy myths debunked

Despite the benefits of vasectomy, some myths may be holding you or your partner back. Get the truth about the simple procedure.

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich December 21, 2020
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Let's talk low libido

Low libido and sexual issues can be an uncomfortable topic. A better understanding of some the issues, causes, myths and treatments may help move you in the right direction.

Graham King MD By Graham King December 9, 2020
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Pharmacogenomics: Getting the right drug

If you or your child suffers from ADHD, anxiety or depression, it can be trial and error to find the right medicine. Learn how pharmacogenomic testing can get the right drug for the right patient at the right dose.

Troy Benson MD By Troy Benson December 7, 2020
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Protecting yourself against HPV

HPV is a viral infection that commonly causes warts. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, and many of these infections go away without treatment. But some other types of HPV can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

Jonathan Buchholz MD By Jonathan Buchholz November 23, 2020
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5 tips for navigating changing holiday traditions

Your holiday traditions likely will be affected this year because of COVID-19 and family changes. Get 5 tips to help you enjoy the upcoming season and, perhaps, start new traditions.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 20, 2020