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  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… risks and benefits of periodic screening. They do not recommend PSA screening for prostate cancer in men 70 years of age and older. Other organizations…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… is experiencing cognitive decline may have trouble learning, using language, or remembering things. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of growing older. Cognitive decline…

  • Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles

    Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine)… Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine). At the bottom of your pelvis are layers of muscles known as your pelvic floor. They are shaped like…

  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    It’s common for runners to overdo it and become injured. You may run too far or too fast. But it’s… It’s common for runners to overdo it. In fact, up to 70% of runners develop injuries each year. They most often occur because of a…

  • Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… What is overactive bladder? Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning. You may have to urinate more often or…

  • Prostatitis

    The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Prostatitis is inflammation of that gland. It occurs when the… spreading the infection. Men who have frequent UTIs are more likely to have prostatitis. Men who are 50 years of age or older and have…

  • Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get… What is lichen sclerosus? Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get…

  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement… What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement. It is…

  • Diabetes and Heart Disease

    People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. That’s because their blood sugar level is often higher… People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. When you have diabetes, your blood sugar level is often much higher than it should be. Too…

  • Dementia

    Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by brain damage. It’s not related to… What is dementia? Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by brain damage. Dementia often occurs in older

  • Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged beyond repair. Portal hypertension… What is cirrhosis and portal hypertension? Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged and your body…

  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a compression of the spinal cord in your neck. A compression means pressure, pinching, or… the spinal cord in your neck. A compression of the spinal cord means pressure, pinching, or squeezing on it. CSM often affects adults 50 years…

  • Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that means she is nearing menopause… What is perimenopause? Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years. It’s a sign that a woman is getting closer to menopause. Menopause is the time in a…

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It is the result of other diseases… Some people are at higher risk of developing heart failure. Any of the following could increase your risk: Being 65 years or older. Being African…

  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system. It causes shaking movements that you can’t control, most often in… has tremor. Tremor can start at any age, but it often begins after age 40. It can get worse as you get older. Are there…

  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer dementia. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to… or suicide. There is a minor form of depression that causes less severe symptoms. Both have the same causes and treatment. An older person who…

  • Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Pain medicine is available in many forms. Some medicines are given before surgery to prevent pain. Other types are given… need after my surgery? How long will I need to take pain medicine? What should I do if I still have pain after finishing my…