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


Ask the Doctors - Can working out too much affect your libido?

July 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can working out too much affect your libido?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: A new study said that working out too much could ruin your sex life. I like to be in shape – but not at that high a price. What’s the deal? Exercise is unequivocally good for men’s libido.  Compared with sedentary individuals, men who exercise regularly have higher testosterone levels, greater libido and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, libido, sex drive, testosterone, working out


Ask the Doctors - How can I reduce my risk of prostate cancer?

July 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I reduce my risk of prostate cancer?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk of prostate cancer? No one in my family has had cancer but I just turned 55 and I want to do whatever I can to stay healthy. While there is no single approach to prevent prostate cancer, research has shown that certain lifestyle […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy diet, lifestyle, obesity, prostate cancer, tobacco


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 - Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

April 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who really needs to take a daily aspirin?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: If you don’t have risk factors for having a heart attack, should you be taking aspirin every day? Let’s consider the risk factors, how aspirin works and the numbers. The risk factors for having a heart attack include diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol) and age.  Aspirin […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, colon cancer, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attack, low-dose aspirin


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


Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

February 22, 2018

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

By Andrew abarquera

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and feeling “incomplete”. The emotional scars […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo, Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, lymph nodes, Men's Health Month, patient stories, prosthesis, radiation, speaking engagement, testicular cancer, testicular prosthesis implant


September 27, 2017

Someone finally sees who I am

By DivaD divadarya

It’s taken me a long time to accept myself. Twenty years ago, when I finally began the process, it was almost impossible to get insurance companies to pay for trans related care of any kind. Around 2002, I intuitively and stubbornly began to do whatever I could to confirm what I already knew about who […]

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Tags: blood pressure, breast augmentation, Dr. Amy Weimer, Dr. Jessica Bernacki, estrogen, gender health, health insurance, hormone treatment, laser hair removal, LBGQT, LBGTQ, patient stories


September 27, 2017

The UCLA Gender Health Program Rules!

By Asa asagreene

I found The Gender Health Program when I was referred by my surgeon to get a pre-op examination. I was nervous at first, because going to the doctor can be really stressful when you’re transgender. However, the program was so nice and cool! Everybody was really respectful and made sure I was comfortable, and Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Amy Weimer, LBGQT, LBGQT Community, patient stories, pre-op examination, surgeon, The Gender Health Program, transgender, transgender-friendly care provider


Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

July 28, 2017

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

By David Olmos davidolmos

Bike commuting has become more prevalent in Southern California and many cities across the country, and the health benefits of pedaling to work, such as an effective calorie-burning cardiovascular workout, are obvious. But what about the potential negative impact to your health of sharing the road with cars, trucks, and buses spewing pollutants a few […]

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Tags: air pollution, cardiovascular health, environmental health hazards, exercise, heart disease, mental health, physical fitness, smog