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

Episode 17: Understanding and Navigating the Health Insurance System

Every person in the US needs the information in this episode. First, to learn how to make informed and efficient health care decisions for themselves in our current insurance system. And second, to gain an understanding of how the current system works …

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Episode 16. Mental Health: Part 1—General Depression; Part 2—Deeper Depression, Suicide and Suicide Prevention.

Like pain or pleasure, depression has varying degrees and causes. A psychologist (Part 1) and a psychiatrist (Part 2) cover the nuts and bolts of depression and suicide issues, and the tools and specialists that provide support. With this support,

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Episode 15. What Everyone Should Know about Tobacco, Smoking and Vaping

Reasons, support, empathy, data, apps, and resources for not smoking or quitting smoking are abundant (thank you public health!), and covered in this episode. While tobacco use has declined, the use of high tech nicotine delivery devices—ecigarette…

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Episode 14. Trauma and Sports Injury Prevention

For both weekend warriors and serious athletes, sports injury prevention involves managing injury risk—with knowledge, proper technique, and personal safety equipment. A second key to injury prevention is not ignoring problems or ‘pushing through …

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Episode 13: Gut Health: Part A—Upper and Lower Gut Health; Part B—Gut Microbiome

In this 2-part episode, learn how the health of your gut, from intake to exit, depends on your personal medical history and diet, and, we are now learning, the diversity and character of your gut bacteria — the microbiome.

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Episode 12. Testis Cancer: The Young Male’s Cancer

Take home messages from this heart-rending episode: First, we need to normalize talk about testicles, with frank talk and humor. Second, Carpe Testes! — guys should start regularly checking the health of the family jewels at puberty.

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Episode 11: Male Factor Infertility: Challenges, Solutions, and Knowledge for Guys

Male fertility potential is influenced by genetics, lifestyle, environment and health. Learn the statistics and basics, hear about the great strides medicine has made treating male-factor infertility, and check out the tips,

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Episode 10: Prostate Cancer: Part A) Detection, Diagnosis and PSA, Part B) Surveillance and Treatment

Learn what guys ought to know about prostate cancer, including some surprising risk factors (related to female relatives), in this frank discussion by prostate cancer experts. Hear about standard detection and treatment methods,

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Episode 9. Infectious disease – Germs, Colds and Epidemics

– – Description: Pathogens are notorious for not respecting national borders, or species borders, or personal borders. Vigilance, vaccines and Purell can do a lot to protect you, at home and when traveling. – Guest:   – Elizabeth Talbot, M.D.,

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Episode 8. BPH – Three letters that impact every man,- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

– Description: Prostates often enlarge with age, due to a variety of causes. Tune in and hear leading experts discuss what guys should be concerned about (urinary issues); what treatments exist (many, including new ones); whether supplements work (…

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