| Posted On Dec 12, 2017 | By:

A PSA on the PSA

I’d last posted on this subject about a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2016.  Since then, there have been a few small changes in the world of prostate cancer screening and the PSA test that I thought I should update you about.

At that point in time, there were seven major medical associations who had published opinions on PSA testing:

  • Four groups – the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF,
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| Posted On Jun 07, 2016 | By:

What is PSA and should I have it tested?

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, over 220,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and it kills more men each year than any malignancy other than lung cancer.  It’s therefore understandable that many men would be interested in screening for prostate cancer.

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| Posted On Apr 14, 2016 | By:

Cholesterol: The good, the bad and staying healthy

Cholesterol. It’s a word frequently associated with health issues like heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes. Although cholesterol gets a pretty bad rap, our bodies produce it naturally. Of course, when it comes to something as delicate as the human body, too much or too little of anything can be cause for concern.

Let’s break down the basics:

What is cholesterol?

Simply put, cholesterol is a waxy,

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| Posted On Jan 26, 2016 | By:

New Year, New You, New Apps

No one can deny that technology has made our lives infinitely easier. Whether you’d like to order food, watch your favorite show, pay your bills, or find your way home – there’s an app for that. When it comes to your health, it’s no different. There are apps to record and analyze workouts, track what you’re eating, and remind you to take your medications.

As we move into 2016, here are some of our favorite apps for our patients and ourselves.

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| Posted On Feb 19, 2013 | By:

Become a Health Detective: Using the Internet Wisely

On a typical day, millions of people type “back pain,” “migraine,” or some other troubling symptom into an Internet search engine. Almost 60% of Americans searched for health information online last year.  Are you one of them? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at the amount of information that is on the Web? In this age of instant communication, we are bombarded with “facts” (which may or may not be accurate), as well as opinions and suggestions (which may or may not be helpful),

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| Posted On Jan 02, 2013 | By:

Medication Safety: Doing Your Part

The pills your doctor prescribes for you may look like small, harmless tablets, but prescription medicines – if not used properly – can be very dangerous, even lethal. Mixing them with other prescription (or even over-the-counter) medications without first consulting your doctor can cause serious health problems. Drugs that are not taken for the purpose for which they were prescribed, or that are shared with others, are a significant cause of serious health complications in the United States,

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| Posted On Jul 19, 2011 | By:

Answers to some Common Questions about Health Screening Tests

I’m healthy and scheduled a checkup.  What “routine” blood tests do I need?

Surprisingly, few blood tests are recommended on a “routine” or screening basis.  Everyone should have their cholesterol levels (a “lipid profile”) checked at least every five years, even if it’s normal.  Your doctor or nurse will request that you do this fasting, meaning nothing to eat or drink for about 8-12 hours beforehand  (water, black coffee,

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