Family Health Blog
Recent health news, buzzworthy medical blogs, and personal wellness advice curated by our PinnacleCare team and our CEO, Dr. Miles Varn.
Topic: Men’s Health
Preventive health screenings can help you catch conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer in the earlier stages when they are more treatable. But a number of studies have found that many Americans skip these screenings. According to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 55 percent of men are skipping health screenings.... Read More
Recently, the FDA began requiring manufacturers to change the labelling on products that treat low testosterone to include a warning about the possibility of an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. But there’s been a good deal of controversy and conflicting study results surrounding prescription treatments to boost low testosterone levels, so do the... Read More
During the past 20 years, the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer before their 70s and 80s, the typical age for diagnosis of this disease, increased nearly sixfold, according to new research published in the journal Nature Reviews: Urology. The study explores the risk factors associated with these earlier diagnoses. Although prostate cancer can... Read More
By proactively making changes to what you eat, your activity level, and other lifestyle factors, you may be able to decrease your risk of prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in American men. The potential benefits of these lifestyle changes are supported by evidence from a range of clinical studies, an important factor to... Read More
At its annual meeting in May 2013, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced updated recommendations about when and for which men prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing was appropriate. The blood test measures levels of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can indicate the presence of... Read More