Items Tagged ‘men’s health’

Urologist's first pitch at Dodgers game raises awareness for prostate cancer

September 21, 2018

Urologist’s first pitch at Dodgers game raises awareness for prostate cancer

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The crowd at Dodger Stadium on a recent night received a reminder (and a reassurance) of something many prefer not to think about: prostate cancer. UCLA Urology Chair Dr. Mark Litwin threw the ceremonial first pitch at the game, a request of former Dodger star Steve Garvey. The pitch marked the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. Prostate […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, Clark Urology Center, Dr. Mark Litwin, Mark Litwin, men's health, prostate cancer, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, urology


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a PSA test?

April 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a PSA test?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man. Do I really need a PSA test every year? The short answer: Only in certain situations.  Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of  cancer death among men, and in an effort to spot it early, doctors have long used the PSA test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, men's health, prostate cancer risks, prostate exam, prostate gland, prostate MRI, PSA level, psa test


How the 'little blue pill' helped create men's health field 20 years ago

March 27, 2018

How the ‘little blue pill’ helped create men’s health field 20 years ago

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Nicknamed the “little blue pill,” Viagra has become one of the most recognized drugs on the market. But Viagra’s impacts go far beyond the impotence the drug was designed to treat, says Dr. Jesse Mills, director […]

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Tags: appointments, Dr. Jesse Mills, erectile dysfunction, impotence, men's health, sexual health, sildenafil, The Men's Clinic, urology, viagra


Ask the Doctors - I'm healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

March 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That’s a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams for most of my patients in their 40s and beyond. I schedule more time […]

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Tags: annual physical exams, colonoscopies, Dr. Robert Ashley, mammograms, man, men, men's health, Pap smears, pcp, physical, physical examination, primary care doctor


December 26, 2017

How to encourage men to see the doctor

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are less likely than women to see a doctor on a regular basis. But neglecting one’s health and missing important screenings can result in bigger health problems. So how can women help make sure their male counterparts receive wellness checkups? Here are a few tips. […]

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Tags: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colonoscopy, men's health, preventative care, prostate exam, UCLA Men's Health Clinic, urologists at ucla, urology


PSA test results can be affected by different factors

October 18, 2017

PSA test results can be affected by different factors

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease risk that increases considerably after age 50. At the same time, the test has limitations about which patients should be aware. The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening prostatitis, prostate-specific antigen, prostatectomy, prostatic hyperplasia, PSA, PSA levels


How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won't regret

August 18, 2017

How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won’t regret

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in July suggests that as many as 15 percent of patients who undergo treatment for prostate cancer later regret the treatment they choose. Dr. Christopher Saigal, vice chair of urology at UCLA, is trying to fix that. Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, patient care, personalized medicine, prostate, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, surgery, urology


Give the gift of good health to the man in your life this Father’s Day

June 15, 2017

Give the gift of good health to the man in your life this Father’s Day

By Simi Singer simisinger

Men are 80 percent less likely than women to see a healthcare professional regularly, according to federal statistics. They are also more likely to die from eight of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., and more than twice as likely to say they’ve never had contact with a doctor or health professional […]

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, Father's Day, men's health, The Men's Clinic, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, urologist, urology


May 26, 2017

At risk for melanoma? Get checked annually, UCLA cancer expert says

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages, since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Routine full body exams […]

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Tags: cancer, men's health, metastatic melanoma, physical examination, self-skin exams, women's health