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Got an enlarged prostate? Attend our free, GreenLight Laser lecture.

If you’re not satisfied with medication for your enlarged prostate, or are bothered by frequent urination, mark your calendar and make plans to attend a free lecture about the Green Light Laser. Dr. Salim Hawatmeh of South County Urological will present the 6 pm lecture on Wednesday, November 5th, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center auditorium.

Baldness & aggressive prostate cancer

Men who develop male-pattern baldness— characterized by a receding hairline and thinning hair on the dome of their heads — may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer when they get older, says a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers analyzed the hair-loss patterns of almost 40,000 men

Cranberries help men with cystitis.

Cranberry capsules may ease the discomfort of cystitis in men undergoing external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer. That’s what New Zealand researchers said of their study of 41 men with the disease. Men in the study randomly received either cranberry or placebo  capsules. The men took one capsule daily during treatment, and for two

Women with kidney stones more likely to develop CKD

An analysis of health data of approximately 5,900 individuals found that women with a history of kidney stones were 1.8 times more likely to develop  chronic kidney disease (CKD) and three times more likely to need dialysis than women who do not have a history of stones. Although men were also included in the study,

Heart attacks & testosterone supplements

The controversy over a possible link between testosterone products and an increased risk of stork and heart attacks continues to confound. Despite the publication of studies that find and do not find an increased risk of cardiovascular events with prescribed testosterone therapy, the FDA has not determined an association. However, the regulatory agency is reassessing

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