Men's Health

Testosterone treatment may increase risk of venous thromboembolism

Testosterone treatment may increase risk of venous thromboembolism

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Researchers sought to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with use of testosterone treatment.

Is vasectomy linked to risk of prostate cancer?

Is vasectomy linked to risk of prostate cancer?

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Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.

More than half of US citizens have a chronic health condition

More than half of US citizens have a chronic health condition

Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Liver hepatotoxicity results from herbal, dietary supplements

Liver hepatotoxicity results from herbal, dietary supplements

The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.

Androgen-deprivation therapy may increase risk of dementia

Androgen-deprivation therapy may increase risk of dementia

Patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen-deprivation therapy may have a greater risk of dementia.

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

LGBT practice management includes routine cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines.

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

What in the world is Vasalgel?

What in the world is Vasalgel?

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A form of male birth control called Vasalgel, which works by injecting a polymer gel into the vas deferens, is being developed in the United States.

Testosterone treatment beneficial in older men

Testosterone treatment beneficial in older men

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Men 65 years of age and older who received 1 year of testosterone therapy reported better mood and fewer depressive symptoms.

Parental caffeine consumption linked to elevated risk of early miscarriage

Parental caffeine consumption linked to elevated risk of early miscarriage

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Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

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A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.

Sexual identity disclosure linked to elevated rates of HIV testing, hepatitis vaccinations

Sexual identity disclosure linked to elevated rates of HIV testing, hepatitis vaccinations

Men who have sex with men who disclosed their sexual identity to their providers were more likely to receive appropriate health services, including routine HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

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Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.

Initiating alpha-blocker therapy linked to higher risk of stroke in men

Initiating alpha-blocker therapy linked to higher risk of stroke in men

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Investigators found an increased risk of ischemic stroke among all patients within 21 days following initiation of alpha-blocker therapy.

Diagnostic factors help patients avoid confirmatory prostate biopsy

Diagnostic factors help patients avoid confirmatory prostate biopsy

The analysis of diagnostic characteristics may predict the result of a confirmatory biopsy.

Prostate cancer treatment linked to Alzheimer's risk

Prostate cancer treatment linked to Alzheimer's risk

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Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Active surveillance 
encouraged for prostate cancer screening

Active surveillance 
encouraged for prostate cancer screening

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Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.

Obtaining a sexual
 history in MSM

Obtaining a sexual
 history in MSM

Understanding the nontraditional terminology used by men who have sex with men will help form a successful patient-provider relationship.

Very high, very low physical activity increases heart failure risk

Very high, very low physical activity increases heart failure risk

Extremely high and low amounts of physical activity increase heart failure risk in men.

More radiation does not increase survival in low-risk prostate cancer

More radiation does not increase survival in low-risk prostate cancer

Higher doses of radiation does not increase survival rates in low-risk prostate cancer.

Lifestyle, not ED medication, raises melanoma risk

Lifestyle, not ED medication, raises melanoma risk

Men who took erectile dysfunction medication had increased risk for melanoma, but it is probably due to lifestyle factors.

Targeted PSA screening prevents overdiagnosis, overtreatment

Targeted PSA screening prevents overdiagnosis, overtreatment

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More targeted efforts needed for prostate-specific antigen screening.

Possible link between male sex hormones, psoriasis severity

Possible link between male sex hormones, psoriasis severity

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Male patients with psoriasis have higher levels of estradiol and lower levels of testosterone compared with controls.

Paternal age linked to increased cancer risk

Paternal age linked to increased cancer risk

There was no association between having an older mother and increased risk of these cancers.

Male with symptomatic
 benign prostatic hyperplasia


Male with symptomatic
 benign prostatic hyperplasia


Several pharmaceutical options exist for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia who cannot tolerate alpha blockers.

New adult congenital heart disease guidelines released

New adult congenital heart disease guidelines released

Adult patients diagnosed with congenital heart failure need to seek routine follow-up care.

What PCPs need to know about heart disease in men and women

What PCPs need to know about heart disease in men and women

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What do NPs and PAs working in primary care need to know about the different path that heart disease takes in men and women?

Radiation, hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Radiation, hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Combination radiation and hormone therapy is more effective than hormone therapy alone for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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