Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Joint Pain and Arthritis

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Joint Pain and Arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is defined as painful inflammation and degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion and stiffness.

How common is it?

One of the most common reasons why patients seek help from their doctor is for back or knee pain. In the United States, 23% of all adults, or more than 54 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of work disability, with annual costs for medical care and lost earnings of $303.5 billion (4). The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other forms include ...

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How does the testosterone gel work?

How does the testosterone gel work?

Dr. Rachael Ross

If you’ve been on testosterone supplementation for more than five years, you know how it feels to have your testosterone appear to just stop working. 

For my patients, the same often runs true. We place them on testosterone, and they feel great. They go to the gym and lift more, they’re in a better mood, they have better sex, their sex drive comes back, and they lose weight. It is almost like a magic button was pressed. ...

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Sperm Health: Does Age Matter?

Sperm Health: Does Age Matter?

Maggie Ney, ND

Male fertility can persist late into life. While there is not a lot of evidence on the impact of advanced paternal ago on sperm health, we do know that men can conceive into their 70s and beyond. So much of the dialogue on fertility is focused on women and enhancing egg quality. When a couple is having challenging time getting, or staying pregnant, our attention is generally focused on the woman. Only recently have studies started to ...

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Eating For Your Erections

Eating For Your Erections

Dr. Rachael Ross MD, PhD

Your penis will be happier if you add the snacks listed below into your rotation. We have all spent so much time at home lately, and it’s admittedly hard to stave off cravings. Your time at home means that you likely fall into one of two categories. 1. You have done everything right and look like you have been away at a mega spa for the past two months, or 2. You did the exact opposite ...

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SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship

SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship

Rachael Ross, MD, PhD

Functional Care and Sexual Medicine

Sex can make or break a relationship. The desire to be sexual with another person is a natural and healthy human impulse. But the skills to be open to enjoy it while also being knowledgeable and confident enough to become a great lover are not a given. These are learned skills. Does an award-winning tennis player wake up one day and just watch a how-to video, and instantly transform her/himself into ...

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The Gift of Being a Present Dad

The Gift of Being a Present Dad

“When a baby is born, so is a father.”

By Edison de Mello, MD, PHD

Being a dad is so much more than passing on genes to our offspring. It’s about compassion, patience, and careful listening. It is about being present.  And so, for this Father’s Day, I want to honor the people who taught me those invaluable skills: my kids. 

As we continue to evolve past the stereotype of the traditional meaning of fatherhood – breadwinner, strong, hardworking, man-of-the-house – we have come to understand ...

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Healthy Aging Men: Would You Like a Spot of T?

Healthy Aging Men: Would You Like a Spot of T?

By Bren Boston, MD

Aging in men does not carry the same taboo as it does for women.  There is not the same pressure to dye your gray hair and botox your wrinkles if you are a guy. But men have the same desire for longevityand prolonging the feeling of vitalityas women.  

Healthy aging requires a whole lifestyle approach:

  • Anti-inflammatory foods that promote cellular health 
  • Exercise to increase lean muscle mass
  • Stretching to maintain elasticity 
  • Stress reduction
  • Detoxification with healthy liver & kidneys
  • Avoiding environmental toxins
  • Mood boosting with meditation, mindfulness, and altruism

As ...

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Masculinity: Developing Warrior-like Emotional Intelligence

Masculinity:  Developing Warrior-like Emotional Intelligence

 

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, CMT, CYT, LMFT

A part of me can cringe at the phrase “get in touch with your feelings.”   The words can be associated with an image of someone who is too soft, docile, or a pushover.  A part believes the traditional image of the Marlboro Man will always be the real masculine:  sturdy, tough, nonreactive, and non-emotional.  Childhood images, or the ways of our own fathers, can be hard to die.  This can make the hype ...

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June is Men’s Health Month: Spotlight on Heart Disease

June is Men’s Health Month: Spotlight on Heart Disease

 

By Bren Boston, MD

Per the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the US, causing 1 in every 4 male deaths. The American Heart Association states that 1 in 9 men, compared to 1 in 30 women, will experience sudden cardiac death. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.

Half of Americans have at least 1 of the top 3 risk factors for cardiovascular disease: high blood pressure, ...

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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

 

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, DAD (3)

As we evolve past the stereotype of the traditional meaning of fatherhood – breadwinner, strong, hard working, man-of-the-house – we have come to understand that being a great father is so much more than that. It is having the ability to realize how as fathers, father figures, and male role models, we can help shape a child’s life. Taking an active role in a child’s physical, emotional, and spiritual development allows the child to feel secure, thus strengthening confidence ...

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