Vaccinations; Booster shots Highlights: Seasonal Flu Vaccine In its 2012 guidelines, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone (healthy as well as at higher risk) 6 months of age or older receive annual flu vaccination unless there are medical reasons to avoid vaccination.
Impotence (Erectile dysfunction) 07/20/2010
ED Highlights: Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED), formerly called impotence, can affect men of all ages, although it is much more common among older men. It is normal for men to occasionally experience erectile dysfunction. However, if the problem becomes chronic, it can have adverse effects on relationships, emotional health, and self-esteem.
Infertility in men 11/07/2011
Infertility in men Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of male infertility. Highlights: Causes of Male Infertility More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. The remaining cases of male infertility can be caused by a range of conditions including anatomical problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects. Sperm Abnormalities Sperm abnormalities are a critical factor in male infertility.
Infertility in women 11/07/2011
Pelvic inflammatory disease; Polycystic ovaries Highlights: Infertility in Women In the U.S., about 10% of women ages 15 - 44, or about 6.1 million women, have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term. Risk Factors Risk factors for female infertility include: Age. Fertility begins to decline when a woman reaches her mid-30s, and rapidly declines after her late 30s.
Insomnia Description: An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of insomnia. Highlights: What Is Insomnia? Insomnia can be a short-term or chronic condition, but it always involves problems with falling or staying asleep. Short-term (transient) insomnia can be caused by illness, stress, travel, or environmental factors. Long-term (chronic) insomnia may be due to underlying psychological or physical conditions. Who Is at Risk? Anyone can get insomnia, but it is generally more common in women than in men.