When Science Fiction Becomes Reality

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After 20 years of debilitating tremors, a gifted violinist can play again thanks to sophisticated brain surgery she underwent while awake and playing Mozart on her violin.

We’re Still Not Tracking Patient Harm

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Top patient-safety experts call on Congress to step in and, among other steps, give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wider responsibility for measuring medical mistakes.

What Every Man Should Know About Menopause

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Dr. Stephen Petteruti explains how understanding menopause can help prevent couples from simply toddling off into old age but instead, embracing it. Any man who makes the bold attempt to spend the arc of his life with a woman would be wise to understand menopause. This event is second only to childbirth in its impact on […]

AMA Votes to End Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

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For 30 years, gay men have been prohibited from donating blood; the AMA has decided that it is time for that to change.

“These men did not expect to live, and now they are learning how to try and live again.”

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This comment is by Adam McPhee on Kile Ozier’s post, “Good Grief”.

Understanding Marijuana

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Dr. John Douillard examines the cultural and psychological effects of long term marijuana use.

American Urological Association Changes Stance on Routine Prostate Screening

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New guidelines from the American Urological Association now say men under 55 do not need routine annual prostate screening.

Hormonal Support: How Testosterone Therapy Works

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Dr. Stephen Petteruti lays out the plain facts about testosterone therapy. When it’s appropriate, how it works, what it does, and what it doesn’t do.

The Vasectomy: A Conversation with My “Boys”

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After the latest addition to his family, Christian Piatt decided it was time to retire “the fellas” and get a vasectomy.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Just Get a Vasectomy

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A lighthearted look at how Ken Dafoe let himself be talked into what he should have gotten done years before.

Technology: Enabler or Prison?

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Can technology replace human contact?

Never Stop Living

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Does self-image ultimately determine how the body will perform?

Manchester Baby Boy Bleeds To Death After Circumcision

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Why do we continue to circumcise children?

Snip Decision: Why I Had a Vasectomy

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Jim Gray on the nitty-gritty details of his vasectomy, his experience of fatherhood, and how they go together.

The Dying Game

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Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

Death By Side Effect

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TV commercials now sell prescription drugs, including controlled substances like testosterone. Is 30 seconds of knowledge a dangerous thing?