Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Male health

If you're a middle-aged male you probably already know roughly where I'm going with this...

So I had my first prostate exam last week. Yeah, I know it's important, you don't want to die of embarrassment, etc., but that doesn't mean I have to look forward to it becoming an annual ritual.

But what I'm really wondering is, who the heck first came up with the rectal exam? I'd sure like to have been in the room when that conversation took place:

"You know, we could really save some lives if we had an easier way to check the prostate."

"Hey, I have an idea... You're gonna need a rubber glove..."

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