Men’s Health

June 16, 2021

8 common men’s health issues to watch out for

Some men struggle to look after their mental and physical health, which may cause them to skip checkups and screenings that can ensure they live long, healthy lives. Men who don’t take the health of their mind and body seriously may develop serious health issues. The “medical gender gap” and its consequences are real, according to […]

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April 7, 2021

Don’t Ignore Groin Pain or Swelling

Do you notice a bulge or have dull pain below the belt? You may assume that you have a pulled muscle, but your symptoms could signal a more serious problem. Normally, the muscles and tissue of your abdominal wall keep your organs safely tucked inside. But sometimes, a weak spot or tear in the muscle […]

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February 25, 2021

Ask the Doctor: Brian Cohen, MD, Talks about Urology and His Medical Philosophy (Video)

Q. What attracted you to urology? A. In medical school, I thought that I wanted to do plastic surgery. I liked the reconstruction aspect. I did a rotation in plastic surgery, and hated it. I did a rotation in urology, and it allows you to do reconstruction and be creative. For example, we do a […]

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January 22, 2021

What You Need to Know about Your Family Health History

Think back to the countless times when you’ve sat in a doctor’s waiting room, filling out a family health history questionnaire before an appointment. Many times, this is done in a rush with little thought to the importance or accuracy of the knowledge we have. Do we really have the answer to every question about […]

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November 5, 2020

Urinary Tract Infections: Fact vs. Fiction

By Robert A. Poarch For both men and women, if you have pain or burning when you urinate, it may be a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI occurs when bacteria gets into your urine and travels up into your bladder. Most UTIs can be easily taken care of. Because this tends to be an […]

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September 3, 2020

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings for Younger People

By Jennifer Bringle When actor Chadwick Boseman passed away after a private years-long battle with colon cancer, people were understandably shocked. The “Black Panther” star was only 43 years old, well under the typical age that patients develop the disease. But according to Melissa Zoumberos, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon at Mission Surgery, more […]

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September 1, 2020

Prostate Cancer: Your Questions Answered

By Quinton V. Cancel, MD Men, September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so now is a great time to learn some important health facts and answer some common questions about prostate cancer. Did you know that, after skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men? According to the American Cancer Society, […]

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August 10, 2020

Erectile Dysfunction (video)

Quinton Cancel, MD, a urologist with Mission Urology, talks about the different options available for men who have erectile dysfunction. (video transcript) The definition of erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient for intercourse. Most men, unfortunately if you live long enough, will experience erectile dysfunction. And the good news […]

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August 5, 2020

5 Things You Can Do at Home to Relieve Joint Pain during COVID-19

By Jennifer Bringle Joint pain can be a really annoying affliction, and it can also be a debilitating condition that interferes with a sufferer’s quality of life. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing the difference between something that can be treated at home and something requiring an office visit is more important than ever. Luckily, […]

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July 6, 2020

Your Health and Erectile Dysfunction

By Robert Allen Moore III, PA-C, MPAS, MPH Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, according to the American Urological Association. ED is estimated to affect up to 30 million men in the US and 150 million worldwide, so it’s a common complaint […]

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