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Dr. Mills reminds men about the importance of prostate exams

By uclahealth • September 18, 2020

Men die an average of five years younger than women do. In addition, men generally suffer from more diseases and have higher suicide rates. Treating preventable diseases may be key to improving men’s overall health. An American Urological Association (AUA) men’s health checklist offers guidelines for both general and urologic health maintenance and screening. [...]

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • September 21, 2018
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
By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018
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, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 17, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 27, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 14, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 26, 2017
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 18, 2017
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, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 18, 2017