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I’ve been working out a little more than usual, and my balls and the area between the ball sack and my butt are sore. What’s the reason for this?

Thanks for your question. Your genital area may be sore for lots of reasons, including: Using different muscles and ligaments while working out. Stretching and using some over the counter pain medications may help. Also consider taking a break from working out, or cutting back on your workouts to help your body recover. The testicles […]

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Senate Deal Raises Hopes for a Reduction in Gun Suicides

A bipartisan U.S. Senate agreement negotiated after high-profile mass shootings in Texas, New York, and Oklahoma lacks gun access restrictions that advocates say are needed to prevent such attacks. But the deal’s focus on mental health has raised hopes — and doubts — that it will help reduce gun suicides, particularly in rural Western states […]

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Aspiring physicians honor medical faculty, residents, staff

Recognizing excellence and dedication in medical education during a time of unprecedented challenges, students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently honored faculty, residents and staff with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Every year since 1991, students completing their first, second and third year of studies select the […]

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Patients Divided Over Alzheimer’s Drug: Is It a ‘Risk I’m Willing to Take’ or Just a ‘Magic Pill’?

If you listen to the nation’s largest Alzheimer’s disease advocacy organizations, you might think everyone living with Alzheimer’s wants unfettered access to Aduhelm, a controversial new treatment. But you’d be wrong. Opinions about Aduhelm (also known as aducanumab) in the dementia community are diverse, ranging from “we want the government to cover this drug” to […]