| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:37 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint Monday against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, claiming there is no scientific proof that the products treat or prevent diseases, including heart disease, prostate cancer and...
| Oct 14, 2010
Harvard Health Letters
Q. I've heard that doctors feel men over 60 shouldn't be treated for prostate cancer because they're old enough that they are going to die anyway. Is that so?
A. Goodness, no. Any doctor will treat a person for cancer if he or she...
| Jun 30, 2010
Keith Kujawa has always been hesitant about going to doctors, in part because he feared they might find something wrong with him.
But when he did finally see one at the insistence of an aunt and uncle—who believed Kujawa, 37, had a seizure during...
| Feb 26, 2010
As a society, we are watching more television and doing less exercise than we should, with increasingly adverse effects on our health.
The reasons our patients give us for their TV watching include: "I work hard and need TV to relax," "Why should I...
| Jul 26, 2010
After a decade on the market, Viagra has helped thousands of men get back in the bedroom. But it may spark other problems in the home that can eventually lead to divorce, some marriage counselors maintain.
The erectile-dysfunction drug was introduced...
| Aug 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old.
ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...
| Jul 8, 2010
Medications, laser treatment and surgery can all arrest the growth of an enlarged prostate gland, but only surgery can produce an improvement in symptoms, particularly a reduction in incontinence, researchers said.
The surgery, known as transurethral...
| Sep 22, 2010
A recurring theme in many letters I've received is the issue of men not going to doctors. "Amy" wrote that her 56-year-old husband, who has a family history of heart disease, has not had a physical in over 20 years!
She, like many of us who are concerned...
| Jul 16, 2010
Most men these days strive for good health through diet, exercise and other self-care rituals. But one of the most vital aspects of self—sexuality—is often overlooked.
The fact is, proper sexual health for men is easily maintained with a...
| May 18, 2010
Do your sperm pass muster? Despite several months of effort, you and your partner haven't yet conceived. You're not ready to seek a fertility evaluation, but you might be wondering whether you're doing all you can to make sure you have healthy sperm. Male...
| Apr 29, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My wife and I have always had a healthy sex life but lately I'm not able to take care of matters. It is affecting our relationship badly. My physician prescribed Cialis which works, but I don't want to rely on medicine at my age!...