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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men in the U.S., with 1 in 7 men diagnosed in their lifetime and approximately 30,000 deaths annually.   The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive organs. It is situated below the bladder...
If you think you might need a hysterectomy or if one has been recommended for you or someone you love, there are many things to consider. Dr. Harsh Adhyaru, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Jacksonville, shares...
Have you ever walked into your doctor’s office and wondered why they are so concerned with your blood pressure and what the numbers mean? After all, aren’t we all “under enough pressure?” Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your blood is pushing against the...
It’s not too late! There is still plenty of time to get your child caught up on vaccines as school starts. With the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have missed their child’s annual pediatric visit, which may have led to missed immunizations. Texas...
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common chronic sleep disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep. This obstruction often is not perceived while we sleep, but results in oxygen desaturation (low...
June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and a great time to shed light on factors that can lead to hearing loss and signs that hearing aids are needed.   Job occupation can be a significant reason for hearing loss. Occupations such as firefighters, police officers...
Strep throat, also known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is an infection caused by bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep). Strep usually causes a sore throat or painful tonsils in children. However, other symptoms that can be seen with strep throat...
How often should men visit their doctor?   It is suggested that men should have an annual wellness examination with their primary healthcare provider. Most health insurance companies provide benefits for this service. However, if a man has an established health...
Learn about living with diabetes from Dr. Juan Garrido, an internal medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians at Fifth Street presents, “Diabetes: The basics.”   How do I know if I have diabetes? Unfortunately, diabetes usually causes no symptoms....
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to focus on public awareness and education about this disease. Early detection is a critical step in working towards a cure! Who is at risk for bladder cancer? There are some of the more common risk factors...