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Jane’s Blog Chronic Prostatitis Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Prostatitis Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Prostatitis occurs when the prostate and surrounding tissue becomes swollen, tender, and inflamed. It is different from having just an enlarged prostate. Symptoms can be characterized by urinary problems such as burning or painful urination, urgency, and trouble voiding; difficult or painful ejaculation; and sometimes pain in the perineum or lower back. Basically, men have a 16-50% chance of getting prostatitis in their lifetime. Men with positive bacterial prostate tissue cultures also have higher PSA values. So keep that in mind if your PSA level comes back high the next time your doctor checks it. When prostatitis occurs, 5% to 10%...

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this flu season is fierce and Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the CDC stated, “Based on the latest data, the flu season has not even peaked yet.” Numerous medical authorities say any given year when flu vaccines are well matched to circulating viruses, their effectiveness is at best, about 60 percent in healthy individuals. They also say the elderly and those with serious health problems &/or compromised immune systems generally don’t respond as well to vaccines. This year the “MONSTER” virus Influenza A (H3N2) everyone is talking about in the news is...

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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

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Memory & Cognitive Decline Part 1

Memory and cognitive decline is becoming an ever growing problem. Watching a loved one slip away mentally and physically from Dementia / Alzheimer’s is so difficult. Knowing that it could happen to you is terrifying! Dementia is not a disease but a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. The causes of dementia can vary, depending on the types of brain changes that occur.  It is not uncommon for people to have mixed dementia. For example, some people have both vascular...

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