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The health of your eyes is important enough to merit an annual eye exam. If you don’t believe me just close them for the rest of the day and try to get anything done. Regardless of your day to day activities your eyes are playing a crucial role in your ability to function and until you have that first eye exam you may not be aware that your visual experience isn’t as good as it otherwise could be.
Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming. In the state of Washington, nearly 1.8 million adults have reported symptoms of anxiety, according to the Washington State Department of Health’s January 4 COVID-19 Behavioral Health Impact Situation Report.
Movember was formed nearly two decades ago to raise awareness for men’s health and encourage men to seek help for all medical issues – even the ones they may not be comfortable talking about. As we near the end of Movember, we shed some light on one of those topics: Peyronie’s disease.
Talking about prostate health is a day in the life of a urologist. But this conversation is far from routine for most men. Initiatives like Movember are an opportunity to focus on issues around men’s health. Today we discuss a common clinical diagnosis – especially for men over age 50 – known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Simply put, BPH means an enlarged prostate, a condition generally considered to be a regular part of male aging.
Caring for the community during a pandemic can take a toll on frontline and other essential health care heroes.