School Bathroom Habits Impact Lifelong Bladder Health

By: Clare E. Close, M.D., F.A.A.P. (SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women member) | Posted on: 25 May 2016

If you are one of the 20 million women in the U.S. who have experienced leaking, wet pants, or leaving your seat at the movies or theater to run to the bathroom, take a look at your childhood.…more

Exploring the Causes and Risk Factors of Bladder Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 May 2016

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. While we don't know all the causes of Bladder Cancer, we do know there are things that you can do to help you avoid it. This is because there are known risk factors that can increase the chance of it developing.…more

What is a Healthy Bladder?

By: Toby Chai, MD, Yale University, and Candace Parker-Autry, MD, Wake Forest University | Posted on: 11 May 2016

Some women constantly keep aware of the nearest bathroom due to strong, uncontrollable urges to urinate. Such compulsions can even interrupt daily plans and tasks and cause the sufferer to continually think about preventing urine leakage, protecting clothing from wetness, and escaping the stigma of making frequent trips to the bathroom.…more

Do Women Have an Increased Chance of Bladder Cancer?

By: Angela B. Smith, MD, MS | Posted on: 02 May 2016

Bladder cancer is often treatable if caught early, but prompt diagnosis is critical. While bladder cancer has long been linked to older men, nearly 25 percent of the new cases to be diagnosed this year will be in women. …more

Springtime Diet Tips for Boosting Fertility

By: The Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Apr 2016

Spring is a time of birth and new beginnings! As the days get warmer and longer, signs of life start budding all around us. Fruits and vegetables are plentiful and fresh. This is great news for some people hoping to overcome fertility issues. It is estimated that 14 percent of couples deal with infertility, which is the inability to get pregnant after having unprotected sex.…more

Timely Diagnosis is Key to Surviving Testicular Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Apr 2016

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month! It's a time of year to help educate people about how common this type of cancer is and what can be done to catch it early. …more

Bringing Hope to those with ED after Prostate Cancer Surgery

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 30 Mar 2016

By funding research scholars like Trinity J. Bivalacqua, M.D, Ph.D. the Urology Care Foundation has brought major support to new treatments that improve patients’ lives. Since funding our first research scholar in 1977, we’ve seen results that impact patients and their loved ones in a positive way. …more

March Madness and the Long Running Myth in Urology

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Mar 2016

Tomorrow night will kick-off the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, also known as March Madness. It's no secret that this country loves March Madness, but is it true vasectomy appointments spike during this time of year?…more

Staying Hydrated and Educated during National Kidney Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Mar 2016

March is National Kidney Month! You might not be aware how important your kidneys are to your overall health. That's why we're leading an effort to bring kidney health education to the top of everyone's mind.…more

The Story of Dr. R. Frank Jones, MD: Medical and Civil Rights Pioneer

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 24 Feb 2016

Dr. Richard Francis Jones (R. Frank Jones) became interested in surgery when he was on the operating table in 1916. He spent three weeks in a surgical ward as a patient. After recovering from an inguinal hernia, he decided surgery and medicine was his calling. This would prove historic for medicine and civil rights.…more

3 New Resources for Peyronie's Disease Education

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Feb 2016

Peyronie's Disease occurs when scar tissue, called plaque, forms under the skin of the penis. Most often, this plaque builds up, leading to curved erections, which can be painful. In some cases of this disease it is difficult or even impossible to have sex.…more

Learning your Childhood Hero has Prostate Cancer

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 02 Feb 2016

Coming to grips with the fact your childhood heroes are human is an unpleasant part of adulthood. I learned that Bret had prostate cancer yesterday. It hit me with great sadness to know that someone who's made my world a more colorful, fun (and ultimately happier) place is facing cancer.…more

Your Urologist’s Allied Health Care Team

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Jan 2016

Have you been to your urologist's office lately? You might have seen experts, who are not medical doctors (MDs), giving advice and care. These groups of people are often called allied health professionals, or allied health experts.In honor of National Group Practice Week, let's take a closer look at "who's who" inside a common urologist's office. …more

Keep a Healthy Weight for Better Urological Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Jan 2016

In 2016, Healthy Weight Week will take place from January 17 - 23. It's a time of year to learn and spread education about having a healthy weight and life. When you work to have a healthy weight it helps your urological health in many ways. A healthy weight should be on the mind of all Americans. Despite a busy life, you should stay active and eat right for better health. …more

HHS Says New Patient Safety Efforts are Saving More Lives

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 04 Dec 2015

This week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that recent patient safety efforts at hospitals have saved 87,000 lives and $20 billion in health care costs. …more

Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 19 Nov 2015

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is also called Bladder Pain Syndrome. As Bladder Health Month hits full stride this week, we're raising awareness of this condition and the millions it affects. …more

UTI Awareness during Bladder Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Nov 2015

November is Bladder Health Month. It’s a time to get the facts, and take an active role in your bladder health. In the second week of this awareness month we’re taking a closer look at Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), a condition that will send nearly 11 million people to the doctor each year.…more

November is Bladder Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 05 Nov 2015

November is Bladder Health Month! While many of us are not always thinking about our bladder health, this month serves as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to take an active role in taking care of our health.…more

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Oct 2015

After the World Health Organization (WHO) linked eating red meat to prostate cancer earlier this week, it seems like a perfect time to explore more known risk factors for this disease.…more

Erectile Dysfunction as a ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Oct 2015

The "Urologist Nerds" call Erectile Dysfunction (ED) a “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to men’s health. Since ED is a blood flow issue, it might be an early sign you’re at risk for a heart attack. …more

No More Myths: Prostate Cancer, Flaxseed and Pomegranate

By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH | Posted on: 21 Sep 2015

There is a silly myth on the internet about flaxseed causing an increased risk of prostate cancer. What few people realize is in one of the largest dietary clinical trials ever done in prostate cancer, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, flaxseed was shown to be both heart and prostate healthy—and it costs pennies a day!…more

Supplements and Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH | Posted on: 11 Sep 2015

Statin drugs, aspirin and metformin are heart-healthy drugs and are used to prevent cardiovascular problems and diabetes. Research is starting to suggest they could help prevent prostate cancer, and cut the risk of dying from this disease. In general, it is safe to say that heart healthy = prostate healthy. …more

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 01 Sep 2015

Women have about a 1 in 8 chance of getting Breast Cancer, but it might surprise you more to learn 1 in 7 men will get Prostate Cancer. Those numbers jump to 1 in 3 if you’re African-American and 1 in 5 if you have a family history of Prostate Cancer.…more

The Urology Nerds are Back! This Time They’re Talking Steroids

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 17 Aug 2015

The urology nerds are back with some crucial men’s health advice. The video web series “Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer” from Path2Parenthood includes three urologists who volunteer with the Urology Care Foundation. Their first episode about Testicular Cancer Awareness was featured on our CareBlog last month.…more

Urology Care Foundation Award Competitions Now Open for Urologic Research

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Aug 2015

The Urology Care Foundation is pleased to announce that the competitions are now open for Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards and Research Scholar Awards! Applications are due in early September.…more

New Videos on Overactive Bladder

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 06 Aug 2015

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition affecting millions of people. OAB negatively impacts people’s quality of life and can keep people from leaving the house and exercising. As part of the “It’s Time to Talk about OAB” campaign, the Foundation has taken an active role in educating the public about overactive bladder. …more

Urology “Nerds” Talk Testicular Cancer Awareness

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 06 Jul 2015

Most young men aren’t thinking about how to increase their chances of living a cancer-free life. Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men between the ages of 15 and 35. In the first episode of “Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer,” the panel talks about Testicular Cancer.…more

A Wonderful Legacy Gift

By: Wendy K. Taylor | Posted on: 01 Jul 2015

Adam Tigelman was born in Akron, Ohio on September 3, 1925. Like many young men in those times, he left school at the age of 17 to join the U.S. Navy at the start of World War II. He proudly served in various theaters throughout the war, eventually retiring from the Navy in 1967 as a Chief Petty Officer.…more

Public Education Council Meets at 2015 Annual Meeting

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 17 May 2015

The Foundation’s Public Education Council will meet today during AUA’s 2015 Annual Meeting. The Council acts as the Foundation’s medical and science experts. They set standards for patient education. …more

Foundation Releases Lineup of Kidney Stones Patient Education at AUA2015

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 16 May 2015

Four new Kidney Stones patient education materials will be published at the AUA 2015 Annual Meeting. 14,000 health care providers, researchers and other members of the urology community attend this meeting every year.…more

Foundation Board of Directors Gathers Today at AUA’s Annual Meeting

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 15 May 2015

The Urology Care Foundation’s Board of Directors meets today at the 2015 AUA Annual Meeting. As the official foundation of the American Urological Association, the board oversees the direction of the Foundation and ensures the advancement of urologic research and education.…more

Foundation Celebrates Inaugural Care Gala

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 May 2015

The Urology Care Foundation is excited to announce its inaugural Care Gala on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The celebration is a fundraiser that will provide resources to provide awareness and funding for urology research and education to improve patients' lives.…more

Urology Care Foundation Hosts Patient Groups at AUA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Apr 2015

Urologic health providers must work together to make the biggest impact in patients' lives. That's why the Foundation hosts the "The Hub" at every AUA Annual Meeting. This year's meeting takes place in New Orleans where nearly 20 different patient advocate groups will meet. Their goal is to raise awareness and provide patient services for urologic issues.…more

Shooting Straight After Vasectomy Reversal

By: Paul Turek, MD | Posted on: 01 Apr 2015

What we do for love! You had a vasectomy knowing that, without a doubt, more kids were not a part of your future. Yet now, here you are, looking to have more rug rats. And this comes right after spending gobs of time and money sorting out the four C's of the diamond ring thing.…more

Welcome to the New UrologyHealth extra® Magazine

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 31 Mar 2015

To better tell the stories of health and urology, we are rolling out a new version of our magazine, UrologyHealth extra®. Released four times a year, it keeps readers like you up to date on the latest urologic health issues. The makeover has a fresh new look with striking photos and easy to read stories.…more

40 Years of Research Scholars Leads to Major Benefits for Patients

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Feb 2015

The Research Scholars Award is the Urology Care Foundation's oldest and largest program. The fist award was given at a time when there wasn't much research on male infertility. When Dr. Larry Lipshultz became the first Foundation Research Scholar 40 years ago, he set out to find out why.…more

Stay Loose to Keep Hard

By: Paul Turek, MD | Posted on: 16 Feb 2015

Have you ever lost your wood when you wanted it most? Be honest. NEVER? Well then, you obviously haven’t lived through the slings and arrows of infertility.…more

Give for 40 More

By: Wendy Taylor | Posted on: 31 Jan 2015

For 40 years, the Urology Care Foundation has been nurturing the future of urological medicine and research. For hundreds of young men and women, our Research Scholars Awards Program provided the funding opportunity that launched their successful careers as urology researchers.…more

How To Keep Your Prostate Happy

By: Paul Turek, MD | Posted on: 02 Sep 2014

Name a gland in the male body that is essential for fertility but not for erections, and just happens to enlarge, rather than shrink, with age. That's right, the prostate.…more

A Dozen Ways to Healthy Sperm

By: Paul Turek, MD | Posted on: 03 Mar 2014

So, how do you make your sperm as healthy and fit as they can be? Well, the body makes sperm, so anything that effects overall health can affect sperm!…more