Testicular Cancer Surgery: What Happens after Orchiectomy?
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Testicular Cancer Surgery: What Happens after Orchiectomy?

So you were diagnosed with testicular cancer, you underwent surgery, and now you are wondering, what’s next? What should you expect after testicular cancer surgery? Here are the answers to the most asked questions following orchiectomy. What is recovery time like after testicular cancer surgery? Most men remain in the hospital overnight following testicular cancer…

What Is Precision Medicine?
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What Is Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine involves tailoring medication to patients’ individual genes. While this may sound like science fiction, it is on the way to becoming scientific fact. In New York, top tier, nonprofit research facilities are building gene-pool exploration centers for what some call the latest “medical arms race.” The DNA combatants include Icahn School of Medicine…

19 Ways To Keep Your Prostate Healthy
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19 Ways To Keep Your Prostate Healthy

All men, regardless of age, should be concerned about their prostate health. Although prostate disorders such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer generally do not affect men until they are in their 40s or older, the time to help prevent prostate problems and support prostate health is now. However, whenever symptoms of prostate…

Do Soy, Vitamin E and Selenium Affect Prostate Cancer?
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Do Soy, Vitamin E and Selenium Affect Prostate Cancer?

In April 2011, the National Center for Health Statistics released information obtained by the most recent version of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that Americans’ use of dietary supplements has increased over recent years. One-half of the population report using at least one form of nutritional supplement.  Although women were found to…

9 Alternative Treatments for Your Prostate
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9 Alternative Treatments for Your Prostate

Alternative and natural treatments can boost immunity, promote prostate health, and help the body better fight diseases that can affect the prostate, as well as complement conventional therapies. Here are nine natural treatments for your prostate that have demonstrated effectiveness. Ayurvedic Medicine Ayurvedic healing is an ancient system based on the concept that disease is…

Beta-sitosterol For Prostate Health, Does It Work?
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Beta-sitosterol For Prostate Health, Does It Work?

Beta-sitosterol is a cholesterol-like substance derived from plants (a phytosterol; found in saw palmetto, pecans, soybeans, pumpkin seeds) that does not act like cholesterol. Instead, it mimics the actions of the prescription drug finasteride (Proscar), which inhibits the activity of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase and is used to manage symptoms associated with BPH, such as…

What Men Should Know about Salmon and Prostate Health
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What Men Should Know about Salmon and Prostate Health

Salmon is one of the most popular of the oily coldwater fish, which are excellent sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3s help prevent blood clots and irregular heart beat. Both EPA and DHA in salmon also have a positive effect on sexual health, because they help…

Eating Tomatoes for Heart and Prostate Health
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Eating Tomatoes for Heart and Prostate Health

Tomatoes are among the most commonly consumed vegetables (technically they are fruit), but are you aware that they possess a variety of important advantages? Cooked or raw, sliced or juiced, you may want to consider tomatoes for health and antiaging benefits. Tomatoes can help fight aging Tomatoes have been shown to help fight aging in…

Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: What’s the Difference?
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Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Many people confuse Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is one specific (and more serious) type of dementia, but not all types of dementia are Alzheimer’s. Many people mistakenly use the terms interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. If you or a loved one is struggling with cognitive function and are worried…

What’s the Worst Food in Your Refrigerator?
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What’s the Worst Food in Your Refrigerator?

If you were asked to name the worst food in your refrigerator—or anyone’s refrigerator—your choices would likely depend on which foods are your favorites, how much you follow news about food-related illnesses, and whether you have personal experience with food poisoning. According to some experts, however, the hands-down favorite as the worst food in your…

Can Drinking Tea Reduce My Prostate Cancer Risk?
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Can Drinking Tea Reduce My Prostate Cancer Risk?

Drinking tea reduces prostate cancer risk, especially among men who consume two or more cups of green tea or black tea per day. That was the finding reported by investigators at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. This study supports the findings of numerous previous research efforts in which scientists found that components found in tea…

Should I Try Propecia (finasteride) for Baldness?
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Should I Try Propecia (finasteride) for Baldness?

Propecia (finasteride) for baldness is the same drug used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), although the brand name for BPH treatment is Proscar. Men who take finasteride for male pattern baldness are prescribed a 1-mg dose, while men with BPH are typically given a prescription for 5 mg. Male pattern baldness accounts for more than…

6 Benefits of Pomegranate for Men’s Health
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6 Benefits of Pomegranate for Men’s Health

Once considered an exotic fruit, the pomegranate has soared to the top of the healthful foods chart. Pomegranates present a challenge because of their hard outer covering, which protects the nutrient-rich pulp and seeds. If you don’t want to tackle the fresh fruit, there are options, such as ready-made pomegranate juice (which are also usually…

Is Vitamin D Deficiency High Among African-American Men?
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Is Vitamin D Deficiency High Among African-American Men?

African-American men need to spend a lot more time in the sun if they want to get all the vitamin D they need. That’s the word from a new study conducted at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. According to Adam Murphy, MD, a clinical instructor in urology at the School, “skin color and sunlight…

What Are Urinary Incontinence Drugs?
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What Are Urinary Incontinence Drugs?

Urinary incontinence drugs can be used as a treatment approach for the different types of urinary incontinence, including overactive bladder. Combining urinary incontinence drugs with behavioral therapies has also been shown to be more effective than use of urinary incontinence drugs or behavioral therapy alone. If you have been diagnosed with urge incontinence or overactive bladder,…