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Movember and Prostate Health

What is Movember? Right after Halloween, you might be noticing that your normally clean-shaven neighbors or co-workers are now sporting mustaches. During the month of November, men across the country pledge to grow mustaches as part of “Movember” – an effort to raise awareness for men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s  

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Women suffering from pelvic floor disorders can benefit from specialized physical therapy. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and ligaments that stretch from the pubic bone to the tailbone, supporting the bladder and reproductive organs. Women with urinary incontinence, bowel problems or sexual dysfunction ““ as well as a number of other issues  

New radiation treatment provides fewer side effects

Cancer patients at St. Elizabeth have a better option for more targeted, more efficient radiation treatment through the Edge radiosurgery system. The Edge advanced linear accelerator doesn’t require surgery at all. Instead, it delivers a targeted, intense beam of radiation directly into cancerous tumors in a non-invasive procedure. The treatment is able to kill cancer  

Update: Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant after lupus diagnosis

A version of this story discussing Selena Gomez’s lupus originally ran on Oct. 12, 2015. The story was  

Do you know what’s inside your colon?

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your colon looks like? March is National Colo-Rectal Cancer Month  

When to pursue testosterone replacement therapy

Low testosterone can be the source of plenty of annoyances for men. The most obvious one? Just turn on a football game and wait for the commercials for little blue pills. But those little blue pills only address one aspect of what could be the cause of many more problems that can have just as  

What does it mean to have blood in your urine?

Blood in your urine. It sounds so ominous. Let’s be honest: It conjures up unpleasant images of staring  

Fear enclosed spaces? St. Elizabeth’s new MRI scanners offer more space and comfort

OK, now you’re in a bit of a panic. You hurt your shoulder, and the doctor ordered an MRI.  To say that you dread the idea of lying still for 30 minutes inside the MRI machine is an understatement. To help patients who might feel anxious or nervous about enclosed spaces, St. Elizabeth now offers  

7 reasons men would see a urologist

It’s rare for men to go directly to urologists. It usually happens through a referral from a primary care physician after you are screened for men’s health issues.   According to Dr. Noah Allen, urologist at St. Elizabeth Physicians, here are seven of the most common reasons why a man would end up in a