Friday, May 9, 2008

This week I wrote about new treatment options for enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hyperplasia, for the LA Times, including recent evidence that Viagra and Botox can help. If new drugs -- or new uses for old drugs -- isn't enough for you, check out the related shorts on advances in surgery, lifestyle factors, and herbal medicines, namely saw palmetto. In addition to researching the literature, I learned that urologists are funny. Unfortunately, some of their juicier quotes weren't appropriate for a newspaper audience.