Blogs

  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Misleading Results & Overtreatment (Part 3 of 3)

    The dilemma continues as more problems and consequences are posed by prostate cancer.

  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Capitalizing on Ignorance & Fear (Part 2 of 3)

    Most patients are prepared to rid themselves of cancer and are ready to sign on the dotted line for surgery or radiation. Despite doing what is correct and ethical, most clinicians are not afforded the amount of time necessary to provide adequate counseling and to lessen fear.

  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Ineffective & Overused (Part 1 of 3)

    Screening is a form of secondary prevention whereby a disease is diagnosed before it is clinically manifest or symptomatic, leading to early intervention and cure.

  • Tango Lesson: Elegance is the Economy of Movement

    In tango, if you really listen and stay in the moment, there is less chance for misinterpretation and sloppy do-overs. Similarly, paying attention helps in completing tasks correctly the first time.

  • Tango Lesson: Always Keep Your Heart in Front of "His"

    Dancing heart to heart is like communicating face to face. And, as we are all well aware, communication is far more than words.Yet some doctors prefer to look at computer screens rather than converse with their patience.

  • Tango Lesson: Don't Look At My Feet, See My Heart

    When we focus too much on the missteps of speech or gesture, we misinterpret the heart of another person.

  • Tango Lesson: The Tango Embrace

    The tango relationship begins with the embrace. As doctors, we offer the embrace, the lead, guidance and support.

  • Urological Pelvic Pain in Men is NOT Prostatitis

    Male pelvic pain continues to be erroneously approached as an urological condition and even worse, as an infectious or inflammatory malady of the prostate gland.
    Although growing numbers of studies demonstrate a changing focus away from the prostate, a comprehensive approach for this condition in men is rare.
    Unfortunately, part of the problem is the Prostatitis Classification System which lists...

  • Are You Surprised? Breaking News from Aetna

    Dr. Payne of Vista Urology takes a look at today's breaking news and whether or not we should be surprised at how insurance agencies operate.

  • When Will Men Be Treated As Well As Chickens?

    "The top US poultry producer stopped using antibiotics on its birds this summer."
    "The second-largest poultry company in the world announced today (Feb. 21) it would stop using antibiotics on its chickens by June 2017."
    Tyson Foods, which slaughters more than 2.3 billion birds each year, made the announcement at a recent Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The decision...

  • Study Found Drug Combination Led to Worsening Sexual Health

    Study found Drug Combination led to worsening of sexual health survey results compared to placebo
    Renal & Urology News (11/24, Charnow) reports on a study (11/16) published in BJU International promising to "Put into context the erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction adverse events (AEs) reported spontaneously in earlier studies of 5-alpha-reducanse inhibitors (SARIs)."
    The study was based on the...