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Men, Know the Score! (Your PSA Score, That Is)

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Men, Know the Score! (Your PSA Score, That Is)

Men, Know the Score! (Your PSA Score, That Is)

If you’re approaching 50, your PSA score should be right up there on your list of important numbers to know – just like cholesterol and blood pressure. These scores, put together,  provide a snapshot of your health for both you and your doctor.

Just what does PSA stand for?Prostate specific androgen, a substance churned out by cells in the prostate gland. And since elevated PSA levels might be linked to prostate cancer –or even to a benign enlargement of the gland – it’s critical for physicians to keep a close eye on them.

In this week’s video clip – the last in our series on men’s health – Dr.  Jean Joseph discusses the prostate, and why it’s important to be screened. He also has some reassuring information about prostate enlargement, and the latest treatments available right here at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Hurry, Buy Your Tickets: Eighth Annual Men’s Health Day is Sept. 23

When it comes to your health, being a little proactive can go a long way; that’s why the University of Rochester Medical Center is inviting men to its eighth annual Men’s Health Day on Sept. 23. Geared toward men ages 45 and older, the day-long festivities will present a unique (non-nagging!) opportunity to learn about health topics ranging from cardiovascular wellness and prostate health to cataract surgery and sleep disorders.

Want to register for this year’s Men’s Health Day event? Act fast! In 2010, Men’s Health Day sold out, attracting more than 400 men.

In addition to terrific speakers, the day will also include health screenings, hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, healthy snacks, breakfast and lunch, and deluxe raffle prizes. New this year, attendees also can receive an individual analysis of their “gait,” since the way you walk can predict the likelihood of a fall. A flu shot clinic also will be available.

Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by calling (585) 275-2838. Admission is $15 and includes everything: breakfast, lunch, giveaways, prizes, and free parking at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (125 Main Street).

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*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center


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