For such a small gland (it s roughly the size of a walnut), the prostate has a very important job. If a man didn t have a prostate, the sperm couldn t survive, says Thomas L. Griebling, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Urology at the University of Kansas. The main purpose of the prostate is to produce fluid and other compounds that help support sperm survival.


You forgot where you put your keys. Again. Even worse, your friend called wondering why you missed your lunch date yesterday. What is happening? Could you have early dementia? We all misplace things and forget about appointments sometimes, says Raj Shah, M.D., medical director of Rush Alzheimer s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.


Average summer temperatures are always warm, but excessive heat can become dangerous. Each year, more people die from excessive heat than from all natural disasters combined (tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning). The temperature is rising According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the eight warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998.

Compensating for memory loss

What if, despite your best efforts, your memory doesn't seem to be getting better? After seeing your doctor for a full evaluation, follow these tips to compensate for memory gaps: Write everything down. Seems like an obvious solution, but it's simple and it works. Be consistent with your methods. If you write lists, keep them in the same place.

Crossword puzzle brain exercise

Do crossword puzzles and Sudoku really help you stay mentally sharp? Or do they just make you better at Sudoku and crossword puzzles? I ve been writing some stuff about a Memory Fitness Program developed at UCLA and tested at EricksonRetirement Communities.

Old Is the New Young

There's a lot of information out there about exercise which exercises are best, what kind of activity produces which results, how often to exercise, etc. None of this information is useful if you lack the motivation to start in the first place.

Doctor-patient conference

It sounds like science fiction but it s not. As described in the

A group of doctors and nurses applauding

World congress on medical home models and chronic conditions coming May 19,20 in Virginia. Are you going? Our Chief Medical Officer, Matt Narrett will be there. Check it out and if you go there from here you can receive a $500 discount, PROMO CODE below.

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Man with sinus problems

Ok so the title of the blog makes no sense to you, right? But it will if you are starting to feel clogged around your nose and eyes, feel pressure, kind of like a headache in your face? Welcome to my world, a world of allergies and sinusitis. It's not the economy, nor Rush Limbaugh's mouth, nor polls, nor politics, but maybe it is the weather.