Florida Blue Florida Classic Advances Health Education While Giving Back to Community

This Saturday, November 23, the 35th annual Florida Classic will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, the largest football game and rivalry in the country between two historically black colleges: Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University. [Read more…]

Hep C Resource Aims To Educate Patients, HCPs, and Advocates

Recently in the news, you may have seen some coverage surrounding Hep C, particularly why Baby Boomers should be tested for the disease. Why? Because often times, people living with Hep C develop little to no symptoms. If left undiagnosed, Hep C can cause major damage to your liver and other major organs. This is why it’s so critical that the disease be caught sooner rather than later. [Read more…]

Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes: Risk is Highest with Severe Psoriasis; Men Need to Be Screened for Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and the roughly 3.75 million men in the U.S. with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting roughly 7.5 million Americans—are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. [Read more…]

Ouch! My Muscles Hurt! 6 Tips to Remove Lactic Acid Faster

When we work out strenuously, our muscles compensate for lack of oxygen by producing lactate, a.k.a. lactic acid, which allows the muscles to utilize glucose for energy.

Once lactic acid is produced, it can remain in the muscles, causing pain and soreness that usually peaks between 24-72 hours after the vigorous workout. Unfortunately, anyone who has started working out again after a lapse in activity knows this feeling all too well. [Read more…]

Pregnancy after a Vasectomy

If you’ve had a vasectomy, you might not consider your chances of having a baby to be particularly high. However, thanks to huge advances in fertility treatment–namely PESA, TESE and ICSI–the route to fatherhood is much more achievable than it was during the mid-1990’s.

A vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception for men which prevents the chance of pregnancy. It involves disconnecting the tube that carries sperms from the testicles to the penis, meaning that no sperm is present when you ejaculate.

You can have a vasectomy reversal to restore your fertility and allow you to conceive, however, the procedure is not always successful and your chances of conception after a vasectomy reversal depend on a number of factors, such as the time since your vasectomy and the type of vasectomy you had. However, many men do not realize that there are alternatives available which allow you to conceive without undergoing a reversal operation.
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Ask About the Curve – Living With a Curved Erection; Peyronie’s Disease

Like a lot of men’s health issues, Peyronie’s disease is something that until recently wasn’t largely talked about. Most likely, this is because men don’t often like to bring attention to problems “below the belt” or “in the bedroom,” so to speak.

However, research shows that approximately 5 percent of men have Peyronie’s disease (and that number could be higher for reasons mentioned above). [Read more…]