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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays, such as the 4th of July. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips: Fireworks Safety Tips DO… #1 – Always supervise children […]

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate becomes enlarged and leads to trouble urinating. Roughly 90 percent of men between the ages of 45 and 80 years old suffer from symptoms of BPH. As an urologist with WakeMed Urology, I see patients who suffer from BPH, and offer the following information about this disorder. Symptoms […]

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Men’s Plumbing: By the Ages

Urologists are physicians who focus on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive organs.  But when should men see a urologist?  WakeMed urologist, Dr. Ian Udell, MD, discussed some of the most common things he sees in men at various ages. Men in their 20s to 40s Testicular Cancer The average age […]

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Recipe Corner: Watermelon Mint Salad

View a printable version of this recipe. Watermelon Mint Salad with Fresh Blueberries Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 cups diced watermelon 1 cup blueberries 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint DIRECTIONS Place in a small bowl, and gently mix together watermelon and blueberries. Garnish with fresh, chopped mint. About Adam Smith, Executive Chef, WakeMed Chef Adam officially […]

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Erectile Dysfunction

More than 50 percent of men ages 40 to 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. Factors Leading to Erectile Dysfunction There are multiple reasons why erectile dysfunction can occur. These include the following: Aging Other comorbidities (ex: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, […]

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