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Feb 18, 2020

Diabetes and ED: Symptoms, Treatment

Believe it or not, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a symptom of diabetes. Men need healthy blood vessels and nerves to get an erection. High blood sugar from diabetes can damage these blood vessels and nerves. Learn more about ED treatment and diabetes

Jan 29, 2020

How Healthy Is Your Prostate?

It's a small organ that can cause big problems.

Jan 21, 2020

Male Infertility – Get Tested, Get Treated

Fifteen percent of couples struggle with infertility, an often frustrating problem that affects both men and women equally. Learn more about how men's health providers at U of U Health can help you find treatments to combat male infertility.

Jan 06, 2020

How Nutrition Affects Your Prostate, Bladder, & Sperm

We know nutrition is key to our health, but did you know it can also reduce your chances of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer? It can also improve your sperm health. Check out our list of recommendations.

Dec 16, 2019

Can Teens Get Testicular Cancer? Signs, Symptoms, & Self-Tests

Even though it's uncommon, one in every 250 males will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime. Testicular cancer can also affect teens starting at 15 years old.

Dec 02, 2019

ED & Heart Disease

Did you know that men have a warning signal that should never be ignored: erectile dysfunction (ED). Believe it or not, difficulty or an inability to get an erection when aroused can be your body’s way of telling you to take a look at your heart health.

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The Scope

What Treatments Are Available for an Enlarged Prostate?

Jul 10, 2020

For men diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), there are various treatment options—from lifestyle changes, medication, to surgery. Men may be overwhelmed by the amount of options available and fearful of potential side effects. Urologist Dr. Stephen Summers explains what treatments are available and which options may work best for you.

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Wearing a Mask is Crucial for Getting Back to Normal

Jul 10, 2020

In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, few could have predicted the importance of wearing a face mask to slow the spread of the virus. Dr. Tom Miller describes masks as “the pill” we need to take that has been shown to significantly cut down the rate of infection. Learn how a mask can be vital to not only keeping others safe, but keeping the economy open and help get the country back to normal.

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When to Seek Treatment for Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Jul 7, 2020

Knee injuries are extremely common for young athletes in any sport. Whether it comes from a hard hit or a bad pivot, many knee injuries can be serious and may need immediate treatment. Sports medicine physician Dr. Julia Rawlings explains what symptoms you need to be on the lookout for to make sure your athlete can get back in the game.

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What is the Best Way to Manage Your Allergy Symptoms?

Jun 25, 2020

Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies—you can only manage the symptoms. The best allergy management is to avoid the allergen entirely, but that can sometimes be impossible. Allergy expert Dr. Gretchen Oakley explains how sprays, pills, and eye drops can be a part of your allergy management plan, and when you need to call in an expert.

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