Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an increasingly common infection seen in primary care. More sophisticated testing is now available that allows the type of infection to be classified as either HSV1 or HSV2. When patients should be tested and the implications of the results are of importance not only to clinicians but also to the patients who will live with this chronic infection.
Promotion of prostate health remains an essential element of the men's health agenda. Prostatic disease contributes to the rate of morbidity and mortality of men, affecting their quality of life. More than 35 million men have experienced prostatic disease. Each year approximately 200,000 US men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer 1 and 30,000 men will die of it. 2 In addition to...
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Alzheimer disease (AD) is the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The incidence is rapidly increasing as the population ages. Very little is known about the pathogenesis and cause of AD; it is known that nerve cells in the brain malfunction and die. The two current popular hypotheses are the amyloid hypothesis and the vascular hypothesis. Other hypotheses being investigated...
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