Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Men's Health

By: Michael Bivins, MD 

As doctors and caregivers we can play a big role in improving men's health and wellness.

Today, men are more willing then ever to talk about their health. As a urologist, specializing in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer at Urology Centers of Alabama, I offer a holistic approach to cancer care. This approach also makes sense for the man who is healthy today and wants to stay healthy. Let's remind our male patients of the basics during Men's Health Week:

• Get good sleep;

• Avoid excessive alcohol use;

• Toss out the tobacco;

• Move more;

• Eat healthy;

• Reduce stress;

• Have regular checkups; and

• Maintain a spiritual purpose.

These guidelines from the CDC are not only good for our male patients; the guidelines are equally as relevant to physicians and caregivers.

Dr. Michael Bivins is a member of the American Urological Association, American Medical Association and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He received his board certification from the American Board of Urology in 2004

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