Preventive Care

The marriage of public health and preventive medicine: Population health

February 3, 2017
What is population health, and why is it key to health care of the future?

Curing our ‘sick care’ system

January 25, 2017
Why the United States health care system isn’t keeping us healthy

You Asked: Should I get a Pap smear every year or every three years?

August 15, 2016
Every three years is fine, but you should still have a yearly annual exam

Prostate cancer screening: It could save your life

October 1, 2015

Prostate cancer tops the list of cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, affecting more than 233,000 men each year and killing almost 30,000 annually. If caught early, prostate cancer is 90-95 percent curable, making screenings all the more important.

The doctor will see you now: Why men should take an active role in health care

August 13, 2015

Gender stereotypes about men and the idea of masculinity can range from stubbornness to the ever-popular tough-guy attitude. Any one of these mindsets could be used to explain why men often don’t go to the doctor to address worrisome symptoms as frequently as women do.