Items Tagged ‘men’s health’

May 26, 2017

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

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

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


Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

March 23, 2017

Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

While many men shy away from discussing their health concerns with one another, three longtime friends from Los Angeles decided to take a new approach to the very personal matter of birth control. With the encouragement of their wives, Paul Diaz, John Lambrechts and Basilio Santangelo recently did something unusual for guys: they decided to […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr. Jesse Mills, March Madness, men's health, NCAA basketball tournament, patient, patient care, patient story, patients, reproductive health, sterilization surgery, The Men's Clinic


Fun with Friends

March 7, 2017

Fun with Friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

  “These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. “They decided to do it on the same day, so they could recover together and go back and forth on social media about their experience, […]

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, men's health, patient stories, UCLA Health Men's Clinic, urology, vasectomy


Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

July 26, 2016

Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six to eight months of trying. Doctors tend to […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, fertility counseling, fruits, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, infertility, men's health, radiation, saunas, sperm


So you think you know about vasectomies? UCLA urologist debunks 5 myths

June 17, 2016

So you think you know about vasectomies? UCLA urologist debunks 5 myths

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Men can be very concerned about what happens during, and after, a vasectomy – specifically how it will affect them personally. Dr. Jesse Mills, a clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, says the many myths surrounding the procedure can make men rethink what is often a smart choice for […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr. Jesse Mills, men's health, sperm, testosterone, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, vasectomy, vasectomy reversals


Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

June 16, 2016

Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Joel Mecklenburg and his wife, Stacey, wanted very much to have a child. They tried. And tried. For 3 ½ years. Finally, they decided it was time to see their doctors. “I was a big, healthy guy. I was thinking there’s no way it was my issue,” said Mecklenburg, now 38. “But I went to […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Dr. Jesse Mills, fertility, heat and sperm, heat and sperm count, IVF, low sperm count, male infertility, men's health, microdissection, pregnancy, sperm count


New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

June 15, 2016

New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Getting a man to go to the doctor can be difficult – very difficult.  In fact, a 2011 health care report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source of health care. The problem is particularly acute in younger […]

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, erectile dysfunction, Frank Clark Urology Center, hormone therapy, men's health, reproductive health, sexual health, sexual problems, sperm testing, testosterone levels, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, vasectomy reversals


4 things you need to know about prescription testosterone

June 15, 2016

4 things you need to know about prescription testosterone

By uclahealth uclahealth

Prescription testosterone may relieve symptoms, such as diminished sex drive or low energy levels, and improve quality of life – for the right person.  Here are four things you should know about this therapy option: Who would benefit from prescription testosterone? Testosterone levels begin to decline during middle age. One in four men age 75 […]

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Tags: cardiovascular problems, depression, diminished sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low energy levels, low testosterone, men's health, prescription testosterone, sex drive, testosterone, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes