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  1. Yes, this is a hockey forum and not a medical forum. However, to respond to your second sentence, and to extend the PSA on PSA, there is controversy on how to manage early prostate cancer, and whether to even get the PSA test. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in U.S. men, with an estimated 161,000 cases and 26,700 deaths in 2017.1,2 In the United States, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in one out of seven men in his lifetime. However, most cases are localized, and only one in 39 men will die from the disease.3 Per "Choosing Wisely": Do not routinely screen for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam. For men who desire PSA screening, it should only be performed after engaging in shared decision making." And "Screening for prostate cancer using PSA may prevent mortality from prostate cancer for a small number of men, while putting many men at risk for long term harms, such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Whether this potentially small benefit in mortality outweighs the potential harms is dependent on the values and preferences of individual men." From an AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) article: "Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in U.S. men, with an estimated 161,000 cases and 26,700 deaths in 2017.1,2 In the United States, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in one out of seven men in his lifetime. However, most cases are localized, and only one in 39 men will die from the disease.3 " So, many more men will die WITH prostate cancer than will die FROM prostate cancer. There is a patient information sheet in an issue of "American Family Physician": https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p798-s1.html. Doc
  2. BTW- masking is an effective measure to protect yourself and others against this nasty COVID-19. I feel safer in the ER, where I wear a mask, than I feel when I am (rarely) out in public. For you sake, and especially for the sake of the vulnerable, even if you are asymptomatic, WEAR A MASK!!! Doc
  3. For a Prostate-specific Antigen, any physician or licensed physician extender (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) can order the test. The key is to advise the patient on how to proceed if the level is not normal. As for a Public Service Announcement, that's a different kettle of fish- seems like anyone can do one of those. Doc
  4. And you doubted me, my man- shame on you! Doc
  5. But, kind sir, we HAVE won 3 SPHL President's Cups- the 2009-2010, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 seasons! It was the 2019-2020 season that was cut short, and who knows, maybe there would have been 4 cups on the 2020 SPHL Champs jersey. Doc
  6. Thanks for the kudos, prayers, and respect. And yes, it's a "crazy" world in regards to not only the SPHL but also this COVID mess. Doc
  7. Right- first you post "At this point who knows anything about anything. Most likely any vaccine will take up to 18 months to create from what I'm reading. So before next season is very unlikely. Only hope is like every other Corona Virus it will peak and decline like the others did before a vaccine is completed. Or it ends up like SARS and just disappears. But nobody has an answer why it just disappeared. Only guess I can find is they don't think it can survive throughout the seasons. Nobody really knows anything from what I read about Corona Viruses and only guesses on what might happen."- and then you post the above. I work in an ER and I must repeat that we DO know a significant bit about this bad virus and what it's doing to mankind, though I agree that we can only guess what might happen down the road- subsiding, going away, or flaring back up. In any event, we MUST take this SERIOUSLY. And while @SouthernHockeyGirl writes "Fun is fun. Crazy is crazy. And ultimately, life goes on.", life for most goes on but for those unfortunate folks who end up dying from the disease, life does not go on- and families are impacted by that (can't even have a decent funeral because large groups are prohibited) as well as people isolating themselves, having mild symptoms, or even losing their jobs because of COVID-19. Doc
  8. We do know some things about the COVID-19 but we don't know what might happen. Doc
  9. NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!! We might be able to postpone the "Tribulations, Heavenly Signs & the Seven Trumpets", but look at what's happened in Hong Kong- a reduction in COVID-19 infections because of the lock-down, then "social distancing" policy relaxed, and now a resurgence on COVID-19 cases. Hard economic times are upon us (I'm a doctor, not an economist, Jim!) but we've got to get this pandemic under control first. Doc
  10. I don't know whether to "like" this or "sad" this- maybe both. Doc
  11. Disclaimer- the following statements are NOT true- just my bad-dad medical "humor": Coronavirus must be a deer tick-borne illness- they also carry Lyme disease! So, everybody just let a Corona get its lime! To repeat the disclaimer- the above comments are NOT facts (medical or otherwise), just an attempt at lightening up a grave situation. Lime juice DOES NOT cure coronavirus. Doc
  12. Rink 1 can seat up 1000 people while Rink 2 has seating for 100. Huntsville’s Iceplex is getting a makeover. The Iceplex is stated to close for several months starting in April 2020 to make repairs and upgrades. This decision was made in a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday night. According to a report, the repairs and upgrades are estimated to cost between 6 and 8 million dollars. The project is estimated to last until September of 2020. Doc
  13. PO, absolutely the doc should not touch any uninjured player, staff, or fan. I will scream and holler at the refs (as Havoc fans know) and heckle the opposing team players and staff, BUT FROM THE STANDS! I have to go check on the visitors at least after the game, if not sooner, if treatment is needed during or in between periods or after the game. Doc
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