Archive for February, 2016

Health

5 Alcoholic Spirits to Keep You Healthy

The medicinal properties of alcohol have been hyped for almost as long as alcohol has been around. Before prohibition, doctors would prescribe various alcoholic beverages for differing aliments. Even today, there are reputable medical doctors who recommend a drink before writing a prescription. You may not find an FDA daily recommended allowance label on these […]

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Fertility, Health, Sex, Substance Abuse, testosterone

What is Herbal Viagra and what did it do to Lamar Odom?

Over-The-Counter Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction As a urologist at Urology Associates, with over 10 years of expertise in erectile dysfunction and sexual medicine, I’m often asked about the legitimacy and safety of over-the-counter (OTC) herbal “Viagra” supplements that are made to assist with erections. This year, these inquiries skyrocketed following the tragic news of Lamar Odom’s overdose at […]

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Family, Health, Prostate, Well-being

African-American men at higher risk for prostate cancer

African-American men have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer, compared all other races. A study from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Pennsylvania suggests that there are specific genes that may indicate aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men. The researchers believe that their results may partially explain the reason for ethnic disparities in prostate […]

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Health, Mental Health, Well-being

mental and physical health for a songMental and Physical Health: You Can Have It All For a Song

Just about everyone loves a good song. Whether you’re watching The X-Factor, The Voice, or Glee, or singing in a choir, a karaoke bar, the shower, your car, or on stage, there’s something almost magical about the combination of words and music. Actually, it’s more than magical. There’s a growing body of research suggesting that […]

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Fertility, Health, Testicular

Can you be allergic to your sperm?

They sat in front of me, notes in hand, having read all they could, and looking somewhat concerned. “We read that vasectomy reversals don’t work because of antibodies that men make to their sperm. Is this true?” Don the Immunology Hat Practically speaking, the world’s first immunologist was the formidable warlord King Mithridates VI of […]

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