Fall 2014

Quick Snip: Should You Get a Vasectomy?

If you are thinking about having a vasectomy, you are not alone. Each year, about 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy as permanent birth control. During vasectomy, each vas deferens (the two tubes that move sperm) are cut or sealed off. This blocks sperm from reaching the semen ejaculated from the penis.…more

Recent Breakthroughs Offer Hope for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in men. (Skin cancer is the most common cancer.) More than 230,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Chances are you know someone who has prostate cancer or has been treated for it. More than 2.5 million men in the United States are survivors of prostate cancer.…more

UTIs in Children: What Parents Need to Know

About 8 percent of girls and 1 - 2 percent of boys have had a urinary tract infection (UTI) by the time they are 5 years old. UTIs are caused by bacteria infecting the urinary tract – the organs and tubes in our body that make, store and pass urine. The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.…more

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