Nearly half a million American men get vasectomies every year. As with any medical procedure, it’s important to be informed before deciding whether a vasectomy is right for you. Read on to discover what you need to know before your vasectomy… 1) A vasectomy is considered a permanent sterilization procedure. It’s true that a vasectomy …Continue Reading
Screening Adults for Depression is Both Proactive and Preventative
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that all adults be screened for depression by their primary care physicians as a preventative measure and a means of identifying and treating symptoms early on. At Maze Health, we routinely screen our patients for depression and anxiety. The screening has often made us aware of …Continue Reading
Exercise your way to better sexual health.
Sexual dysfunction is often just one indicator of a bigger problem. If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction, the answer could be as simple as improving your daily routines to include more exercise. Adding more physical activity to your lifestyle will improve the inner lining of your blood vessels, known as the endothelium. This not only …Continue Reading
Sexual education: 4 things you might be wrong about.
For many Americans, sex education involved a combination of awkward conversations with Mom and Dad, preachy abstinence-only lectures at school, and sensationalist stories traded among friends. In this environment, it’s easy for myths to become accepted as facts. You might feel confident as an adult that you know all you need to know about sex, …Continue Reading
3 things to know before getting a vasectomy.
Nearly half a million American men get vasectomies every year. As with any medical procedure, it’s important to be informed before deciding whether a vasectomy is right for you. Read on to discover what you need to know before your vasectomy. 1) A vasectomy is considered a permanent sterilization procedure. It’s true that a vasectomy …Continue Reading
Medical tests are funny things. They are a snap-shot of one single aspect of your body’s condition at a single moment in time. It isn’t until you have repeated at least a few medical tests and established a baseline for YOUR normal that the doctor has an idea of your health patterns. Of course, a single test that shows an extreme response or condition will result in some action on the part of the doctor. But it is extremely important to be aware of daily activity that can affect outcome of tests.Continue Reading
Communication is key.
Communication is the most critical aspect of the doctor/patient relationship. This seems obvious, of course, but all too often, we find that there is important information or clues that a man will forget to tell his doctor. It’s rarely intentional that men leave out information. For the most part, we hear a lot of “I didn’t think it was worth mentioning.”Continue Reading