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May 7, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Millions of men who suffer enlarged prostates now can choose a one-hour treatment over drugs or surgery: a machine that microwaves the prostate to relieve urinary symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration approved the Prostatron, which kills excess prostate tissue by heating the gland with microwaves, based on studies showing it may help 75% of patients. It is an outpatient procedure that appears to work better than drugs and clearly is safer than surgery, said Dr.
March 6, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan will undergo his annual physical checkup Friday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland, the White House said today. He will be examined by a team of Navy doctors specializing in cardiovascular medicine, urology and ophthalmology, and they will reassess the condition that led to partial removal of a small benign polyp from the President's anal canal.
May 3, 1987
"Su Doctor," a free referral service designed to link Spanish-speaking patients with Spanish-speaking physicians, is being offered by Doctors Hospital of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center. By calling 1-800-44-DOCTOR weekdays and Saturdays, a caller can be referred to a Spanish-speaking doctor in areas of Orange County and Whittier.
January 6, 2000
Cryosurgery, which uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancerous cells, was 97% effective on men who had recurrences of prostate cancer, according to the results of a clinical study to be published today in the journal Urology. The study, sponsored by Endocare Inc. in Irvine, found that 42 of the 43 men in the clinical trial have been essentially disease-free since undergoing cryosurgery about two years ago. Cryosurgery has been used to treat first-time cancer patients.
January 22, 2004 | Rosie Mestel, Times Staff Writer
Male babies surgically turned into girls at birth because of a rare birth defect frequently continue to feel like boys and may eventually switch their gender back to male, even with no knowledge of their history, according to a new study. The finding, reported in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests there is an intrinsic, biologically determined feeling of sexual identity that is hard to override through rearing, experts said.
May 15, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. John K. Lattimer, 92, a renowned urologist and ballistics expert who was chosen by President Kennedy's family to examine evidence in his assassination, died Thursday at a hospice near his home in Englewood, N.J. A professor and chairman of the urology department at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons for 25 years, Lattimer was known for helping establish pediatric urology as a discipline and developed a cure for renal tuberculosis.
January 23, 2012 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Candy hearts and fancy chocolate boxes are showing up in stores, which means many couples are starting to look forward to a special day of ... something other than candy. But even on a holiday devoted to the cause, sexual desire can be hard to come by. Whether it's because of age, illness, stress or distractions, many people feel their spark isn't sparking like it should. Not surprisingly, a lot of would-be romantics turn to herbal remedies for help. "We sell a lot of libido products throughout the year, but we definitely see a spike around Valentine's Day," says Bill Chioffi, director of education for Gaia Herbs, a company in Brevard, N.C., that makes two supplements for the occasion: Women's Libido and Male Libido.
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