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Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director of Men’s Health, Washington State Urology Society

Episode 27: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Other Common Endocrine Health Issues

Early diagnosis—for pre-diabetes, diabetes, thyroid issues, osteoporosis, and low testosterone—is critical for a quality long life managing or even reversing these challenges.  Screening and treatment are effective and available.

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Episode 26: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)

Sex is an easy way for infections to get from person to person, when you think about it. An infectious disease doctor and a men’s health doctor give you the skinny on the STD’s that sexually active, and not-yet-sexually-active should know.

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Episode 25: Transgender Surgery

Masculinization or feminization surgery (transgender surgery) has come a long way. Patients today receive high quality, integrative care with excellent outcomes. The process of medical transitioning from before surgery through to full healing is discus…

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Episode 24: Natural Medicine: Supplements, herbs and natural products

Natural Medicine is partnering with Western Medicine in 21st century health care. In this episode, learn about this trend, and how natural products—supplements and herbs—compare to pharmaceuticals, how to know what products are the safest to use,

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Episode 23: Marijuana, Cannabis, THC and CBD

It can be confusing—THC and CBD are related but different compounds, with different effects on the body, and overseen by different regulatory policies. Use of both is increasing despite sparse information on their beneficial and harmful effects.

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Episode 22: Psychiatric Health and Care

Recognizing and managing mental health episodes and conditions can be particularly hard for guys, who tend to deal stoically alone with the hard stuff in life. Early, multi pronged, context-based treatments are successful and available for anger mana…

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Episode 21: Digital Addiction

Everyone (especially growing kids) should prevent screen time from replacing creative, physically active, and social endeavors. The digital world has unfortunately facilitated new addictions (gaming, social media, gambling, trading, online sex),

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Episode 20: Sexual Health: Erectile and Ejaculation Problems

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can arise from several different causes, making diagnosis a bit of a complex algorithm. The good news is that treatments are many and effective for these causes. All treatments (including Viagra),

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Episode 19: Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

Interesting things happen during sleep that impact our health in a surprising number of body systems (sexual, cardiac, neurological, metabolic). Many careers, the modern world (devices), our health, and sleep apnea all interfere with good sleep.

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Episode 18: Understanding and Managing Dependency, Addiction and Pain

Dependency is a biological problem; whereas addiction is a behavioral one. They each often start while managing pain. The opiate overdose crisis is the 3rd largest US epidemic since 1900. In this episode learn what opiates are,

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