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Mayo Clinic Expert Says Heart Risks From Unnecessarily Treating "Low T" Serious Concern

"Anytime a physician prescribes a medication, there are going to be some risks associated with that medication," says William Young, Jr., M.D., the chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Young says advertising for testosterone medications to treat so-called low T, particularly during televised sporting events, is prompting men to seek out prescriptions [...]

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Confused About Prostate Cancer Screening? Mayo Clinic Expert Helps Explain the Latest

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 13, 2012.  There is a lot of conflicting advice about prostate cancer screening. A recent U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, regardless of age, has added to men's confusion about how to protect themselves from a cancer that hits roughly 240,000 new [...]

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What is the Prostate

We all know it can be a problem when cancer develops.  But in this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jeffrey Karnes tells us the role of a healthy prostate. To listen, click the link below. What is the Prostate

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What is the Prostate?

In this Medical Edge segment, Mayo Clinic urologist, Dr. Jeffrey Karnes tells us about the prostate. To listen, click the link below. What is the Prostate

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Dr. Matthew Gettman on Urology

This Medical Edge Weekend feautres Mayo Clinic urologist, Dr. Matthew Gettman discussing prostate health. Medical Edge Weekend 7-24-10

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Prostate and Urologic Health

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend program focuses on urologic health, especially the prostate.  Your host Dr. Tom Shives and co-host Dr. Deborah Rhodes talk with Mayo Clinic urologist, Dr. David Patterson. Medical Edge Weekend 9-5-09

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together. Expert Answers Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy  Heart rate: What's normal? Mild cognitive impairment [...]

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Men Ages 40-49 Could Skip Annual PSA Screening

Three-fourths of men ages 40–49 could safely avoid annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for an additional 10 years if their baseline PSA falls in the lowest 75th percentile.   A Mayo Clinic study looked at prostate outcomes in a random sample of 268 men, ages 40–49, in Olmsted County, Minn., since 1990. Each patient was [...]

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"On-Off" Switches Could Be Used To Detect Prostate Cancer

The “on-off” switches of genes that occur early in the development of prostate cancer could be used as biomarkers to detect the disease months or even years earlier. This Mayo Clinic study found these biomarkers — known as DNA methylation profiles — also can predict if the cancer is going to recur and if that recurrence [...]

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