Men's Health - Medical University of South Carolina current with new health news updates.en-us20MUSChealth.com Prostate Cancer Screening: A Complex Decision for prostate cancer isn’t complicated—all it takes is a blood sample. Deciding to do it may not be quite so easy. Recent research suggests such testing may do more harm than good. This emerging evidence has prompted many experts—the latest in line, the American College of Physicians—to rethink routine prostate cancer screening. Men may want to do the same. at MUSC, 1 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMTLow T? Know the Risks of Testosterone Treatment hold a lot of sway in the human body. And not just in women. A drop in the hormone testosterone can spur unsettling symptoms in men. Low T—as it’s called—has more men seeking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), despite the risks. at MUSC, 1 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMTBison: Give It a Grill many people, grilling signifies summer. Favored spoils of the season: steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs. You may also want to toss some bison on those grates. Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it may be a healthier alternative to other red meats. at MUSC, 1 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMTHow Safe Is Your Home? home should be a haven—a place where you rest and enjoy time with family—a place of safety and security. But that isn’t always the case. According to a recent study, more than 30,000 people—more of them men—die every year from accidental injuries in and around their home. Fortunately, many of these deaths can be prevented with proper home safety. at MUSC, 1 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMTBone Health Isn’t Just a Woman’s Concern men may rank heart disease as a top health concern. Focused on their tickers, they may ignore or not realize how important bone health is, too. Osteoporosis—a disease that weakens and breaks bones—affects upward of 9 million men in the U.S. Even though the condition is more common in women, it may be more harmful in men. at MUSC, 1 May 2013 04:00:00 GMTEasing Your Concerns About a Prostate Exam your doctor may not always be the most pleasant experience, especially if you need to have a digital rectal exam, or DRE. Like the Pap test for women, a DRE makes many men feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Knowing more about this common procedure can ease your concerns and help you prepare for your first - or subsequent - DRE. at MUSC, 1 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMTA Healthy Heart Can Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction the commercial success of drugs such as Viagra and Cialis, more men feel comfortable talking with their doctors about erectile dysfunction (ED). That’s particularly good news for their hearts. Research has shown that ED may be a harbinger of future heart problems. at MUSC, 1 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMTDefeat the Pattern of Male-Pattern Baldness loss is a topic most men don’t want to discuss. Yet it affects more than two-thirds of them by age 35. Nearly 85 percent of men will have thinning hair by age 50. at MUSC, 1 Feb 2013 04:00:00 GMTGene Raises Risk for Pancreatitis in Men Who Drink can play a role in whether you develop certain diseases. Think heart disease. Your risk for this condition is higher if you have a family history of it. A new study suggests that genetics may also up the risk for chronic pancreatitis in some men. Those who have a specific gene face a higher risk for this disorder, particularly if they drink a lot. at MUSC, 1 Jan 2013 04:00:00 GMTMore Eye Injuries Seen with Robotic Prostate Surgery than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Newer treatment options are improving care. But they have risks, too. A recent study found that men who have a type of surgery called robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy may have a higher risk for eye injuries. at MUSC, 1 Dec 2012 04:00:00 GMT