| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
And you thought your morning was rough.
Matt Lauer and Al Roker received prostate exams Thursday on "Today" in an effort to build awareness around prostate cancer.
Lauer's urologist, Dr. David Samadi, oversaw both procedures, which took about 35...
| Jul 23, 2010
Staying healthy is more than an addition to your to-do list. Instead, it makes completing your list possible.
That said, we asked a doctor, oncologist Eric Nadler, for simple steps men can take to be their healthiest. Nadler practices medicine at Sammons...
| Jun 17, 2010
The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung and skin cancer. Knowing about these types of cancer—and how they can be prevented or found early—can save your life.
The chance of getting prostate cancer...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The thought of undergoing a colonoscopy while not completely unconscious might give you shivers.
And it shouldn't, say several doctors who perform the procedure.
Responding to business columnist David Lazarus' article last week calling out insurer...
| Oct 22, 2013
Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18
David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Getting a colonoscopy is not something most people look forward to -- but a new analysis suggests that it's worth it to follow screening recommendations and have the test done every 10 years (or every five for those at high risk.)
Writing in the New...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:02 PM
When David Brutman received a $3,000 bill for his wife's colonoscopy, he was angry and confused. He thought the cost would all be covered because under the Affordable Care Act most insurers must cover the full cost of preventive care such as check-ups,...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Dozens of patients who received colonoscopy procedures at a Chanute hospital may have been exposed to hepatitis and the HIV virus.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said 244 patients may have been exposed to the viruses at Neosho...
| Mar 12, 2009
"Oh I was a total workaholic," laughs former history teacher and amateur artist Pam Galvani. She can laugh now, but her non-stop pace nearly took her life.
"I was not able to function on a reliable basis in the classroom, so I had to quit work."