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A man may not think about his prostate, until it becomes a problem. So September is designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to help educate men about their prostates, which plays a role in reproduction, and when to seek medical help if needed. Dr. Michael Martin with AnMed Health Lakeside Family Medicine discusses the importance of prostate education.

While there’s no way to prevent prostate cancer, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk. Good news: The steps you can take to reduce your risk are also the same steps you take to maintain good overall health, dealing with diet, exercise and health education.

As kids are getting back into the swing of school and homework, parents and caregivers have a little homework themselves. This time of year is a good time to anticipate children’s annual medical visits, as well as to reinforce healthy habits and prepare for the year ahead. Here is a little homework to set your child up for success – and good health – as they return to school.

Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers for American men, but it’s one that’s often misunderstood. However, we’ve learned so much more about prostate cancer in recent years, and screenings and treatments have gotten more accurate and effective. Keeping up with this information and these advancements can be the key to protecting yourself and your loved ones. Increase your prostate cancer awareness with these nine facts.

When you or a loved one is feeling less than your best, it’s often unexpected. If you believe your condition or injury to be life-threatening, you should visit the nearest emergency room or call 911. If your situation is not an emergency, but you need help outside of business hours, or you can’t get an appointment with your primary care provider, you should try an urgent care clinic or an AnMed Health E-Visit. In the event that your condition or situation is mild or related to a chronic illness (so long as the issue is not critical), it may be wisest to visit your primary care physician.

Prostate cancer – the most frequently diagnosed cancer for men in the United States, next to skin cancer – has four stages. Stage 1 is the earliest, meaning the cancer has not spread, and Stage 4 is the most advanced, showing spread to other areas of the body. Understanding these stages of prostate cancer – as well as the diagnostic tests that determine those stages – offers insight into how quickly the cancer will grow and if treatment is recommended.

Runner’s knee – technically, patellofemoral pain syndrome – isn’t one specific condition, but rather, it’s an umbrella term that covers several knee problems. It describes common knee conditions that account for nearly half of all overuse injuries among runners. Here, we describe the symptoms and causes of runner’s knee, in addition to treatment options and prevention tips.

AnMed Health reaches the 20th anniversary of open-heart surgery

A heart attack happens when blood gets cut off to part of the heart; a stroke occurs when blood gets cut off from the brain. Although they have similar risk factors, they have different symptoms and treatment options. Here, we explain some of the similarities and differences.

As the COVID-19 Delta variant surges, both students and parents may feel worried about how to balance a positive learning experience with overall safety. The following is advice from the experts about simple ways you can keep your child protected and happy. Please remember: COVID-19 brings nearly daily changes. Please keep up with the latest CDC guidelines, as well as suggestions and mandates from your state or local leaders, in terms of masking, vaccinations and social distancing.

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