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Monday, December 22, 2014

How can I Help Premature Twins?

Posted by William on July 11, 2012

Premature infants born four months early (or at 28 weeks of pregnancy) can experience a number of problems because of their prematurity and interrupted growth and development. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 6

Posted by William on July 3, 2012

Osterloh, who also has BPH, has been off the hormone therapy for nearly seven years but still takes the proscar as maintenance. During the 13 months of therapy, his PSA was under 4. After the treatments, his PSA occasionally rose and fell, once going as high as 7. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 5

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In a different recent study of men who died of causes unrelated to prostate cancer, autopsies revealed that 27 percent of men in their 30s already had prostate cancer, and 34 percent of men in their 40s had it. So, by the time a lump is detected, it’s already past the early stages and should be treated systemically with hormone therapy.? WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 4

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In stage I, cancer can’t be felt during a rectal exam. It’s usually found by accident during surgery for a different reason — usually to relieve the pressure of BPH. There’s no evidence it’s spread outside the prostate WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 3

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To understand how this works, let’s backtrack. First of all, the prostate is a walnut-sized gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Part of a man’s reproductive system, it makes and stores seminal fluid (one of the ingredients in semen). Hormones are the fuel that powers the prostate. The main male hormone, testosterone, is produced by the testicles and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 2

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Traditional options such as prostatectomy — surgical removal of all or part of the cancerous prostate gland — or radical prostatectomy — removal of the entire gland and some surrounding tissue — and various types of radiation can carry a heavy price, such as impotence and/or incontinence. In addition, the cancer may recur, requiring further treatment. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Is It an Option? Part 1

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Triple Hormone Blockade Therapy as Treatment for Prostate Cancer

When Fred Osterloh was diagnosed with prostate cancer following a routine physical exam eight years ago at age 57, he was stunned. He felt fine. He didn’t have any symptoms, and no one in his family had ever been diagnosed with prostate cancer. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Sharon Howard’s Evaluation and Plan for Ken

Posted by William on June 29, 2012

Welcome to Four Get Fit! As your nutrition advisor, I will guide you toward healthy food choices. I don’t advocate crash diets or severe calorie restrictions to achieve weight loss. I hope to make you aware of your eating habits, help you learn how to eat healthier and help you make permanent changes in your lifestyle. This is not about deprivation — it is about evolving your eating habits to keep you near your ideal weight. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

What Causes IBD?

Posted by William on June 21, 2012

Researchers do not know what causes ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, but most believe that the disease involves many separate but interrelating factors. An example: Someone who is genetically predisposed to IBD may have been exposed to a triggering event such as an infection or environmental toxin. This leads to the initiation of the body’s inflammatory response. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Old Wives’ Tales of Contraception

Posted by William on June 13, 2012

Men and women of many civilizations practiced birth control of one kind or another throughout the centuries, according to Joseph Feldman, director of education and counseling at Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona in Phoenix. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »