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Embryo donation: One possible path after IVF

Published December 3, 2021

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped countless people who were unable to conceive to have children. Frequently, the process results in additional embryos remaining, eventually leading to the question of what to do with them. Embryo donation is one of several options and deciding which path to pursue may not be easy.

Acupuncture relieves prostatitis symptoms in study

Published December 1, 2021

Prostatitis is a common inflammatory condition, but most cases have no obvious cause. Treatments are varied and include anti-inflammatory painkillers and alpha blockers, but a clinical trial showed that acupuncture has the potential to reduce symptoms of prostatitis without the side effects that drugs can cause.

Skin in the game: Two common skin problems and solutions for men

Published December 1, 2021

Dry skin and athlete’s foot affect many men. There are several treatment options for both conditions, and steps you can take to prevent them from occurring or returning.

Exercise may slow prostate cancer growth

Published December 1, 2021
Men on active surveillance for prostate cancer who did high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts three days a week for 12 weeks were able to lower their PSA levels and slow prostate cancer cell growth compared with similar men who did their usual non-HIIT exercise.

Recent study shows more complications with alternative prostate biopsy method

Published November 18, 2021

In the United States, screening tests for prostate cancer are mostly done as biopsies through the rectum, but this procedure comes with a risk of infection. Technical advances are making it possible for doctors to perform a different kind of biopsy procedure in their offices, and a recent study compared the two types.

Careful! Health news headlines can be deceiving

Published November 12, 2021

Eye-catching media headlines are intended to snag our attention and can influence whether we decide to read, click on, or tune into a story. When it comes health and medicine, though, it’s best to be careful: headlines may be written in a way that is misleading, confusing, or deceptive, so understanding the thinking behind them and focusing on the facts is important.

Managing prostate cancer while you wait-and-see

Published November 1, 2021
Men who follow either active surveillance or watchful waiting for their low-risk prostate cancer diagnosis still need to be engaged with their health while monitoring their cancer for changes. Examples include getting more exercise, losing excess weight, following a healthier diet, and managing stress. These changes may not only improve their long-term cancer outcome, but also help reduce other potentially serious health issues like heart attacks and strokes.

Study: No effect on cognitive functioning from treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Published October 11, 2021

Some people being treated for cancer experience problems with memory and thinking, but most of the evidence for these effects comes from women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. A recent study looked at whether men being treated for prostate cancer experienced similar effects.

When is it safe to have sex after a heart attack?

Published October 1, 2021
Most men can resume regular sexual activity after a heart attack once they can engage in mild-to-moderate physical activity without issues, such as 10 to 20 minutes of brisk walking or climbing one or two flights of stairs. That means no chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, or extreme fatigue with exertion.

Prostate cancer and your diet

Published October 1, 2021
Ongoing research suggests that heart-healthy diets like the Mediterranean and DASH diets that emphasize plant-based foods also can lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer and even help slow its spread. Researchers point to the diets high amounts of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids as possible reasons.

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