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MOVEmber, Prostate Cancer, and Your Diet

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MOVEmber, Prostate Cancer, and Your Diet

Well November is upon us. With that the holiday bombardment of parties filled with foods high in sugar, fat, and salt. Indulging is what our country has woven into the holiday season. Excess weight gain is very commonplace during this time. MOVEMber is a program (source) designed to educate men about health issues, namely prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and exercise. Men are encouraged exercise daily and to grow a mustache to help call attention to these issues, but what is missing? It's important to call attention to the #2 cancer of men (prostate cancer), the #1 cancer for...

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Happy Father's Day-How's That Prostate?

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In light of both Men's Health Month and Father's Day this coming week, I thought we'd chat about the prostate. Hey, why not, right?! The prostate gland is found only in men, and sits below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer is the 2nd highest cause of cancer deaths amongst men. It is a slow growing form of cancer, and many men live with it undiagnosed for a long time. What can be done to prevent it?  As always, consult your doctor and have regular checkups, as well as exercise. Your physician may recommend a PSA (prostate specific...

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