Monthly Archives: October 2011

Today is National Take Back Your
Unused or Expired Drugs Day: Don’t Miss It

It’s not too late to clean your medicine cabinet out and take your unused prescription drugs out to a designated location. You have until 2 pm in New York City to bring your medications in. Check for the nearest location. … Continue reading

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What’s the Patient Got to Do with It?

Here we are discussing the prostate cancer screening guidelines, but what bothers me is that the patient is brought in as a footnote at the end of the analysis. I find it really dispiriting that there is so much lip … Continue reading

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On the Urology Workforce, Targeted Screening,
And the US Preventive Services Task Force

It is abundantly clear that the US Preventive Services Task Force Draft Guidelines on Prostate Cancer Screening will not be welcome news to many urologists. I have attended numerous annual meetings of the American Urological Association, the physician organization for … Continue reading

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With Breast Cancer Awareness Overexposed, Hard to See Many Patients Want Science, Not Pink

Nothing has me making a beeline for the exit more  than disease awareness events– and when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sheer overexposure of the disease makes me yearn to cover anything but it. I know I … Continue reading

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