Portneuf Health Partners

November 5th, 2018

Movember® is a national movement to raise awareness for men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives as well as mental health.

Unless a man develops a chronic condition as a child, such as asthma, he is likely to forgo routine physical exams. In fact, many men wait until they are faced with a health crisis or until someone pushes them to make an appointment. In addition to raising awareness about male specific cancers, the Movember movement stresses the need for men to maintain an ongoing relationship with their primary care physician and to schedule annual exams and routine screenings.

November’s featured seminar, Men’s Health: A How to Guide, will be presented by Drs. Peter Jones, Austin Myers and Warren Willey. The Portneuf Lab will also be on hand. Peter Jones, MD will address some of the controversies around prostate cancer screening, the most recent data on the subject, and emerging alternatives and adjuncts to standard screening methods that are in use and available to men today.

Austin Myers, MD, who specializes in treating low back pain with an interventional approach, will focus on how to accurately diagnose low back pain, and alleviate or lessen low back pain so his patients can possibly avoid surgery and have a higher quality of life.

Testosterone has become a household word over the last 10 years with the barrage of commercials, clinics, and medical providers voicing its benefits. Warren Willey, MD will briefly discuss its history and help people understand basic physiology as well as risks vs. benefits of replacement.  The presentation will also provide some options for men to optimize their own production of this important hormone.

We invite you to join us on Monday, November 12, 2018 in the Portneuf Medical Center Pebble Creek Conference Room. The seminar is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6pm; presentation will begin at 6:30. Tailgate foods will be served. Registration is preferred; please call 208-239-2033 to reserve a seat or register for this community seminar at Portneuf.org/event.

This month, remind the men in your life – fathers, brothers, husbands and friends – to be aware of any family history of cancer, adopt a healthier lifestyle and educate themselves on common health concerns including cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

A reminder: Colon Cancer, the next Red Hot Mamas (RHM) Event, will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. For more information, visit www.portneuf.org/event/community-seminars/ or call 208-239-2033.

The Portneuf Lab will available at both the RHM and the men’s health seminars to share reduced fee lab information. Just prior to the Men’s Health Seminar, men can get a reduced fee Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. The cost for the test is $18 and it does not require you to fast. If interested in having the test, please bring check or cash and come a little early.

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