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DURHAM, NC - Researchers are grappling with the results of a new study that shows an association between increased exercise and reduced risk of prostate cancer in white men but not black men.
MINNEAPOLIS — In a rare study that looked at optimal treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) in men, researchers from the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System found that treating the condition for more than a week does not appear to reduce risk of recurrence. In fact, they found, when compared with a shorter course of treatment, the longer course can sometimes have some significant downsides.
MINNEAPOLIS — New research out of the Minneapolis VAMC finds that radical prostatectomy does not significantly reduce the risk of death in prostate cancer patients, when compared to observation over more than a decade. While that study confirms other major research on the topic, the controversy about how to treat early-stage prostate cancer continues.
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GAINESVILLE, FL — Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the fourth most common diagnosis among VA patients over 50 years old, has changed radically in the last 15 years, with better management and medications making surgery a less-attractive option in most cases.
Since a report last year of the Army Dismounted Complex Blast Injury Task Force documented a sharp increase in the number of genitourinary (GU) injuries among U.S. warriors in Afghanistan, the DoD has taken several steps to better meet the healthcare needs of these fighters — but much remains to be done.
BETHESDA, MD — Many men are receiving curative therapy for prostate cancer who would be better served by more passive, observational treatment, according to a panel of experts convened by the NIH.
WASHINGTON — VA has expanded traumatic injury benefits to include servicemembers who suffered injuries in the genitourinary organs during their service. These servicemembers will now be eligible for Servicemember Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI).
While the rate of prostate-cancer diagnoses in active-duty servicemen has increased over time, higher rates of screening may be responsible, not a greater incidence of disease, according to a new study.1
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