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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

Stress Can Affect Your Sleep

Mar 30, 2020

Sleep is important for both our physical and mental health. But during times of stress and uncertainty, you might find you're not able to sleep, which can then start the cycle of worrying about not sleeping, which can then lead to more trouble sleeping—it’s a sleepless cycle. Sleep expert Dr. Kelly Baron talks about what you can do if stress or anxiety is affecting your sleep.

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ER or Not: I Think I Have Coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19 symptoms? Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen says, “No.” However, there are exceptions—If you’re experiencing high fever or cough symptoms, please call 801-587-0712 before visiting the hospital. Dr. Madsen talks about testing guidelines and what you should do if you believe you have coronavirus.

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How to Eat to Control Your Cholesterol

Mar 10, 2020

High cholesterol levels can lead to cardiovascular disease, so it’s important to keep your levels low. What you eat can have a big impact on those numbers. But what should (and shouldn’t) you be eating to lower your cholesterol? Nutrition specialist Sharee Thompson shares the steps you should take to lower your LDL and start living a healthier life.

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New Focused Ultrasound Treatment to Eliminate Essential Tremor

Mar 10, 2020

Essential tremor is a debilitating neurological disorder that can make daily life difficult. Treatments typically include medications with severe side effects or open skull brain surgery. But a new technology allows surgeons to treat the condition without making a single incision. Dr. Matthew Alexander and Dr. John Rolston from University of Utah Health Clinical Neurosciences Center explain how focused ultrasound works and what it could mean for the future of medicine.

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