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Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood; when this protein is elevated, it’s a sign that something’s not right. In addition to prostate cancer, a number of non-cancerous conditions can cause a man’s PSA level to rise, including: [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Here’s a proverbial question: Why do men avoid health and wellness procedures? From an irregular mole to a large lump on the neck, almost everyone can tell a story about the guy that was too tough to check it out.  And in some cases that reluctance ended badly. Here’s a simple way to screen 50 [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off

Chlamydia is silent and serious

Chlamydia is silent and serious

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2010, 1,307,893 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Chlamydia Comments Off