Signs you should see a urologist to check for prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer, which is why it’s so important to get your recommended screenings to check for prostate cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one out of every eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, the outcomes are very good with proper screening and today’s advanced treatments.

Keep reading to learn about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, the latest screenings and treatments available, which men are most at risk, and how often you should check for prostate cancer.

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How to heal burned skin with proper burn wound care

burned hand wound

Whether you got a minor burn on your hand while taking a pan out of the oven—or something more serious—administering good burn wound care can help you heal from your injury and prevent infection.

This blog article discusses the causes of most burns, how to treat minor burns at home, and when to see a doctor for more severe burn wound care.

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What does an internal medicine doctor do for their patients, and should I be seeing one?

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If you’ve ever looked for a new doctor, you may have wondered, what does an internal medicine doctor do, and are they right for me? There are several different types of healthcare providers with different specialties, which can confuse choosing the right doctor.

This blog article will explain what an internal medicine doctor treats, the difference between internal medicine and family medicine, and who you should see for your care.

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What are common appendicitis symptoms? Plus, how it is it treated

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Appendicitis is a condition that results when your appendix, a small worm-like structure in the lower-right side of your abdomen, becomes inflamed. You may feel painful appendicitis symptoms if becomes infected, so it’s important to know the signs of an appendix infection to avoid this serious condition.

Although your appendix—which hangs down from the large intestine—doesn't serve any specific purpose in your body, you may require surgery to remove the organ if you are diagnosed with appendicitis.

Read on to learn more about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition, find out who typically gets appendicitis, and discover whether or not it can be prevented.

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