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Survivor Story: Gratitude during Bladder Cancer Inspires Hope for Others

By: | Posted on: 14 Jun 2024

Until January 2020, Margo always felt she had an unspoken deal with cancer. She made healthy choices, and it would leave her alone. She never expected that at age 57, she would receive a shocking bladder cancer diagnosis after some blood showed up in her urine.…more

Men’s Health Month – Taking Charge of Your Health, One Checkup at a Time

By: | Posted on: 07 Jun 2024

Urological health may not be on the top of mind for most men, but one common theme is the earlier an issue is caught, the better chance it can be treated. …more

It's World No Tobacco Day!

By: | Posted on: 31 May 2024

It’s World Tobacco Day, which aims to raise awareness about the link between smoking and health issues. Smoking can also cause many types of urologic cancers and can greatly impact your urologic health. Let’s take a look at how smoking can lead to these urologic conditions and diseases.…more

Public Potty Shy? Let’s Talk about Shy Bladder Syndrome

By: | Posted on: 24 May 2024

Shy Bladder Syndrome, also called Paruresis in the medical field, is when you have trouble passing urine when other people are around. You may need some or total privacy to pass urine. Shy bladder can change your quality of life in many ways, causing problems with everyday social situations (or simply running errands), traveling on long plane rides or work issues (if you have to get a urine sample for testing), just to name a few. …more

Pan Seared Salmon, Braised Leeks with Carrot & Walnut Pesto Recipe by Celebrity Chef Paul Wahlberg

By: | Posted on: 17 May 2024

It's National Walnut Day! This salmon recipe with walnut pesto is a favorite of Chef Paul’s, with mildly sweet leeks and a bounty of omega-3 fatty acids plus anti-inflammatory vitamins like A, C and K.…more

Springtime Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

By: | Posted on: 10 May 2024

Spring is here, which is the perfect time to try this delicious and healthy strawberry spinach salad recipe. This colorful salad is perfect for lunch or dinner. For extra protein add grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp!…more

Women, Let's Talk about Your Health!

By: | Posted on: 03 May 2024

May is Women’s Health Month, a time to focus on the health and wellness of women all over the world. This month is a time to help raise awareness of urology-related conditions that affect women. Women may see urologists for many reasons related to their urinary system and reproductive health. …more

Blueberry and Maple Syrup Crunch Recipe

By: | Posted on: 26 Apr 2024

Blueberries pack huge health benefits in a tiny package. Not only are blueberries delicious, they are also great for your health. Eating blueberries regularly helps fend off heart disease, cancer, brain aging and much more. Try out the below recipe this season and taste the goodness!…more

Learn about Clinical Trials

By: | Posted on: 19 Apr 2024

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether new treatments are effective and allow doctors to test advances in medicine that may offer more choices to current approaches to care. …more

It’s Not New Year’s Eve, So Don’t Drop the Ball

By: | Posted on: 12 Apr 2024

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread the word and learn more so men can be diagnosed and treated sooner. Unlike on New Year’s Eve when people are waiting for the ball to drop, the Urology Care Foundation is urging men not to drop the ball when it comes to their testicular health.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Spring Issue 2024 – What is Urology?

By: | Posted on: 05 Apr 2024

The focus of our feature article with Dr. Kyle Richards is to break down the basics of urology, urologists and urology patients. Some of the other topics we explore are technology in urology, basic procedures done in a urology office and a story of how one woman found relief after a long search for answers to her bladder problems.…more

March Madness and Vasectomy - What's the Link?

By: | Posted on: 29 Mar 2024

March Madness is a time for basketball fans to sit back and relax on the couch, cheering on their favorite teams. But have you heard this time of the year is when vasectomies are on the rise because it gives men a reason to stay home and watch the games? Is there any truth to that?…more

Learn about Kidney Lumps n' Bumps

By: | Posted on: 22 Mar 2024

During National Kidney Month, the Urology Care Foundation is bringing light to many different types of kidney conditions and disease. …more

Prostate Health Playbook

By: | Posted on: 15 Mar 2024

The Urology Care Foundation is pleased to present a new Prostate Health Playbook! This football-themed prostate health resource covers prostatitis, BPH, incontinence as well as information on prostate cancer to include screening and treatment options.…more

Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

By: | Posted on: 12 Mar 2024

The Urology Care Foundation is pleased to present a new Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient Guide. In this patient guide, we provide you with information about advanced prostate cancer to help you during your prostate cancer journey.…more

National Nutrition Month - Recipes for Urologic Health

By: | Posted on: 08 Mar 2024

March is National Nutrition Month and part of managing any urologic condition or disease includes a healthy diet and lifestyle. A plan for healthy living can help support you in making healthy behaviors a part of your life. If you need, start small and build from there. …more

National Kidney Month – Take Charge of Your Kidney Health

By: | Posted on: 01 Mar 2024

March is National Kidney Month, a time to take charge of your kidney health. Here are some things to know about kidney cancer and kidney stones.…more

National Cancer Prevention Month - Knowledge is Power

By: | Posted on: 23 Feb 2024

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and the first part of prevention is knowledge. Learn about the six main urologic cancers and where to find more resources. …more

Blueberry Streusel Scones

By: | Posted on: 16 Feb 2024

These tasty treats are perfect whether you’re hosting friends and family or hitting the road to join the party. They're also perfect for those cozy weekend mornings!…more

The Link Between Sexual Health and Urology

By: | Posted on: 09 Feb 2024

People often keep quiet about their sexual health. We tend to keep this part of our lives private. But really, sexual health may be key for our relationships and self-esteem. Sexual health is linked to our overall physical health, urologic health and even mental health. …more

Black History Month: Learn More, Live Healthy, Spread the Word

By: | Posted on: 02 Feb 2024

Overall health is of great value for all people, but did you know Black men and women are at higher risk for many health issues? During Black History Month, The Urology Care Foundation is bringing awareness to its resources for Black men and women.…more

Learn about Women's Health and Menopause

By: | Posted on: 26 Jan 2024

Menopause is a common part of aging for women. Some women feel little change and others may feel as if theysuffer. If symptoms bother a woman and affects her quality of life, there are a number of ways to find relief. These resources may help you learn more and talk to your doctor about options for treatment. …more

Survivor Stories Bring Hope and Support across the Globe

By: | Posted on: 19 Jan 2024

Survivor stories are a way to bring people together and raise awareness around urologic conditions. By reading, listening or watching these survivor stories, you may find comfort in knowing you are not alone. …more

National Slow Cooking Month - Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili Recipe

By: | Posted on: 12 Jan 2024

January is National Slow Cooking Month. This recipe brings you a creamy warm comfort food that will make your hungry crowd smile. Just throw frozen chicken and other ingredients into the slow cooker, and return a few hours later to an amazing one-dish meal.…more

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Recipe

By: | Posted on: 30 Dec 2022

This rich, delicious one-pot dish includes a balance of spice with creamy coconut, a nutty edge and a bright touch of lime. You can skip the delivery! Thai Chicken is easy to make with a slow cooker. For a lower-oxalate twist, replace the traditional peanut butter with a delicious sun-butter (sunflower seed butter).…more

Home for the Holidays – A Great Time to Learn about your Family Health History

By: | Posted on: 23 Dec 2022

The holidays are a time where family gets together to celebrate, eat good food and make new memories. The holidays are also a great time to talk with your family about health history. …more

Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

By: | Posted on: 16 Dec 2022

One of the newer treatments for ED is called shock wave therapy (SWT). With SWT, pressure from waves that move faster than the speed of sound cause small, controlled injuries to the penis. Men should be cautious when hearing that SWT helps ED. Often, out-of-pocket costs may be high. Also, there is a lot of misinformation and advertising on SWT.…more

How Can Smoking and Vaping Impact Cancer?

By: | Posted on: 09 Dec 2022

When most people think about the health risks from smoking and vaping, they think about lung cancer. But smoking is also a major risk factor for bladder cancer and kidney cancer. In fact, smoking is the most important risk factor for bladder cancer.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Winter Issue 2022 – Self-Care Matters Because YOU Matter

By: | Posted on: 02 Dec 2022

This winter issue covers topics around self-care and urologic health. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Ruchika Talwar is to talk about how you can practice self-care in your daily life. Some of the other topics we explore are mindfulness, blood in the urine, bladder and bowel dysfunction and drinking water.…more

Get Your Head in the Game with the Prostate Health Playbook

By: | Posted on: 18 Nov 2022

In American football, there are many plays that may be used to create a strategy and win the game. Just like in football, when it comes to your health, it is of great value to have your own “game plan” so you can stay on the right track to success. The Urology Care Foundation has put together a Prostate Health Playbook to help people learn about prostate health and relates key concepts to the sport of football.…more

An Interstitial Cystitis Story – Don’t Give Up Hope

By: | Posted on: 11 Nov 2022

Shane is a 61-year-old artist who lives in Summerville, South Carolina. Shane spent many years going to his doctor for urinary tract infections that he kept getting. After a while, there was no infection found, but he still had a lot of vaginal pain and still had to pass urine often. Shane is also female to male transgender.…more

Let's Talk Bladder Health!

By: | Posted on: 04 Nov 2022

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, a time to help people learn and talk about their bladder health. There are many bladder conditions, such as incontinence, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections, just to name a few. Our Bladder Health Info Center is a great place to learn more.…more

Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

By: | Posted on: 28 Oct 2022

This recipe is low in salt, high in fiber and tastes like dessert! It is an easy microwave recipe that will satisfy your hunger in the morning and keep you full until lunchtime. You can even make this a quick afternoon snack!…more

Health Literacy Month: How to Talk to Your Doctor

By: | Posted on: 21 Oct 2022

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the value in making health information easy to understand and able to be accessed by all people. By having a more knowledge of your own health, you can help bridge the gap between patient, caregiver and doctor.…more

Vegetable Chiampotta Recipe by Celebrity Chef Frank Pellegrino Jr.

By: | Posted on: 14 Oct 2022

Food is a great way to bring people together and share memories! This yummy recipe was the favorite of one of Chef Frank Pellegrino Jr.’s dear friends while he was going through chemotherapy. Whether you want to bring comfort to a friend, sit around the table with family or just enjoy a tasty meal, this dish will make your taste buds smile! …more

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Emotional Wellness Month is Here!

By: | Posted on: 07 Oct 2022

Emotional wellness can affect your life in many ways such as relationships, work and overall mental health. We all go through hard times in our life, which can cause many levels of stress. When it comes to your overall health, it is of great value to think about not just your physical health, but also your mental health. Mental and emotional stress can show up in our lives as physical pain, a weak immune system and unhealthy habits, just to name a few. …more

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 30 Sep 2022

The goals of this podcast series are to help others learn how BPH is diagnosed and treated, provide patient stories of the BPH journey and highlight key questions patients may have for their doctor.…more

NEW Adult Gender Health Resources Now Available

By: | Posted on: 23 Sep 2022

When it comes to health, every person deserves to have access to free resources to help them learn more. The Urology Care Foundation has created a series of five fact sheets on Adult Gender to provide patients and caregivers with information to help better guide and support them in their health. …more

Latino Men’s Health: 3 Options to Learn about Staying Healthy

By: | Posted on: 16 Sep 2022

For all men, it is of great value to learn the best ways to stay healthy. But, did you know Latino men are at higher risk for many health issues? New English and Spanish resources are now available to help support Latino men’s health with three options - a podcast, a fact sheet and a poster.…more

Don’t Be Shy – Let’s Talk About Sexual Health

By: | Posted on: 09 Sep 2022

Sexual health may be a topic people shy away from talking about with others. We tend to keep this part of our life private. But really, sexual health may be key for our relationships and self-esteem. There are a number of urologic conditions that can affect a person’s sexual health, such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections, incontinence and more. Learning about sexual health can help you feel in control and find what works best for you to life your best life.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Fall Issue 2022 – The Family Cancer Link

By: | Posted on: 26 Aug 2022

This fall issue covers topics around the link between prostate and breast cancer. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Todd Morgan is how knowing your family history of cancer can help with treatment. Some of the other topics we explore are genetic testing for prostate cancer, life after prostate cancer, active surveillance and starting a family with a history of cancer.…more

World Humanitarian Day – Together We Can Change the World

By: | Posted on: 19 Aug 2022

The Urology Care Foundation is on a global mission to help provide urologic care to people all over the world. To improve health care for urologic patients around the world, the Foundation supports research, provides education and helps to move humanitarian efforts forward. …more

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Recipe

By: | Posted on: 12 Aug 2022

This dish is hearty enough to be eaten as a meal if you double the serving, but it’s niceas a side dish too. The combination of vegetables, orzo, feta, with the crunch of pinenuts, give it an irresistible flavor.…more

Bladder Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 05 Aug 2022

The bladder is found in the pelvis and plays a large role in a person’s body by storing urine (liquid waste made by the kidneys) before it leaves the body. Each layer of the bladder is made up of many types of cells. Most bladder cancers start within the inside lining of the bladder. These resources can be used to help you learn more about bladder cancer.…more

Three Cheese Veggie Lasagna Recipe

By: | Posted on: 29 Jul 2022

Lasagna is a food that Americans have adopted from Italy as a family favorite. This three cheese veggie lasagna uses a rich white sauce to add a creamy taste with added calcium. …more

Avoid UTIs and Manage OAB This Summer!

By: | Posted on: 22 Jul 2022

The summer is a time for fun, travel and relaxing! But, if you are someone who suffers from urinary tract infections (UTIs) and/or overactive bladder (OAB), the summer may be a time where you notice more symptoms. Let’s explore these conditions and how you can avoid and manage them while still enjoying your summer!…more

Bedwetting in Children: Planning for Summer Camps and Vacations

By: | Posted on: 15 Jul 2022

Whether your child is going to a daytime summer camp, overnight summer camp or the whole family is taking a vacation, you’ll want your kids to have the best time! One thing that may seem tricky to pack or plan for is what to do if your child has trouble with wetting the bed. But don’t worry! There are things you can do to help prepare you and your child so you can both enjoy your summer!…more

Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer Resources Available in Spanish

By: | Posted on: 08 Jul 2022

The Urology Care Foundation has translated two new prostate cancer materials in Spanish. These resources below can be used to help you learn more basic information about genetic testing for prostate cancer.…more

Peachy Strawberry Slush Drink Recipe

By: | Posted on: 01 Jul 2022

The peach and strawberry flavors are perfect for a summer weekend with friends and family. It’s super easy to make, helps keep you hydrated and helps keep you cool on a hot summer day.…more

Urinary Incontinence Basics

By: | Posted on: 24 Jun 2022

Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine that you can't control. Many people in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. It prevents adults and children from living the life they want. The fear of being far from a bathroom can limit choices about work and many other things. Check out these resources to learn more.…more

Let's Talk Men's Health!

By: | Posted on: 17 Jun 2022

During the month of June, we are challenging men to “get up and go,” whether it’s going to exercise, getting screened or eating a healthy meal. Education, early detection and regular check-ups could save lives with many health issues facing men.…more

Stay Hydrated this Summer!

By: | Posted on: 10 Jun 2022

Summer is coming! Drinking more fluid is a must to not only stay hydrated but to help fight kidney stones. The best thing you can do to fight kidney stones is to drink more, especially water. Stay hydrated with these ideas and recipes.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Summer Issue 2022 – Travel, Exercise and Your Urinary System

By: | Posted on: 03 Jun 2022

This summer issue covers topics around travel, being active and your urinary system. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Suzette Sutherland is to unpack how travel impacts your urinary system. Some of the other topics we explore include healthy summer habits, kidney stones, incontinence and being active with an ileal conduit.…more

Fruity Ice Pops Recipe

By: | Posted on: 27 May 2022

Start your weekend off with these yummy ice pops! Have picky eaters in your house or just looking for a fun way to cool off? These fruity ice pops make a great treat! You can even mix up the recipe by using other fruits!…more

Ladies, Let’s Talk about Sex: Because Female Sexual Health Matters

By: | Posted on: 20 May 2022

There is no question that there is not a large amount of history when it comes to female sexual health. So ladies, let’s talk about sex, because female sexual health matters.…more

Prostate Cancer: Genomic Testing

By: | Posted on: 13 May 2022

Our genes can tell something about why we get certain diseases. Genomic testing looks at your genes but can also look closely at cancer genes and their behaviors. This helps us see how DNA and genes work within a cell. …more

Let’s Talk Women’s Health!

By: | Posted on: 06 May 2022

May marks the start of Women's Health Month, a time to focus on the health and wellness of women all over the world. This month is a time to help raise awareness of urology-related conditions that affect women, such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, incontinence and interstitial cystitis.…more

International Dance Day: Don’t Let Your Bladder Stop You from Dancing Through Life

By: | Posted on: 29 Apr 2022

April 29th is International Dance Day! When it comes to your health, one of the key factors talked about for living a healthy life is staying active. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. What better way to exercise than to put on your favorite song and move?! …more

Bringing Awareness to Infertility: You Are Not Alone

By: | Posted on: 22 Apr 2022

Infertility is the inability to conceive with your partner after trying for at least a year. It can be an exciting time when a couple decides to start trying for a baby. Bringing new life into the world is a beautiful process and can bring so much joy into a couple’s life. But for those couples who have trouble getting pregnant, this process can bring about more worry along the way.…more

Ginger Carrot Soup by Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

By: | Posted on: 15 Apr 2022

Spring is here! This low-fat soup tastes especially rich, thanks to slowly cooking and then pureeing fresh carrots. Chef Wolfgang Puck loves the spicy-sweet flavor fresh ginger adds. Also, the salt balances the sweet carrots and honey in this recipe, but you can cut back on salt and honey to limit added sodium and sugar.…more

Testicular Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 08 Apr 2022

Testicular cancer starts in the male gland known as the testicle or testis. It is most often found in men age 15 to 44 years. It’s pretty rare and very treatable. Early diagnosis can lead to testicular cancer being cured. Risk of death from this cancer is small with treatment. …more

Advanced Prostate Cancer Resources Available in Spanish

By: | Posted on: 06 Apr 2022

The Urology Care Foundation has translated two prostate cancer materials in Spanish. These resources below can be used to help you learn more basic information about advanced prostate cancer.…more

Can You Debunk These Mythbusters in Urology?

By: | Posted on: 01 Apr 2022

Now let’s test your knowledge on these urology mythbusters! Are these true or false? Make your guess and then click on the link to reveal the correct answer and read more!…more

The Smile Under the Mask

By: | Posted on: 25 Mar 2022

As the pandemic went on much longer than we all thought, it became clear that people were starting to miss that human interaction. The feeling from a simple smile was no longer there and we all just wanted a simple, yet safe, way to feel connected to others. There is a phrase that says a simple smile can make someone’s day and that seems to be true now more than ever.…more

National Awkward Moment’s Day: Urology is Not as Awkward as You Think

By: | Posted on: 18 Mar 2022

Urology may seem….well…awkward. It can be awkward to talk about for some people as certain conditions may make people more embarrassed in their daily lives. This National Awkward Moment’s Day, let’s stand together to normalize talking about these conditions. …more

Herbed Salmon with Bok Choy Recipe

By: | Posted on: 11 Mar 2022

March is Kidney Health Month! Using herbs and spices helps reduce salt without missing flavor. This meal will look good, taste great and will be a healthy choice for fighting kidney stones.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Spring Issue 2022 – Caregiving for Urologic Patients

By: | Posted on: 04 Mar 2022

This spring issue covers topics around caregiving for patients with urologic conditions. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Stacy Tanaka is caring for an unborn child with the urologic condition, hydronephrosis. …more

Sunny Oat Breakfast Poppers Recipe

By: | Posted on: 25 Feb 2022

February is National Snack Month! These breakfast poppers can be eaten any time of the day. They are a fun snack that does not call for baking and are both nut free and gluten free. The mixture can be rolled into balls you can “pop” into your mouth. Treat yourself to an afternoon pick me up. Happy snacking!…more

COVID-19 Update: Hope Moving Forward

By: | Posted on: 18 Feb 2022

As we approach the month of March, many people are feeling tired of living in this pandemic for two years. The good news is as spring is right around the corner, the chance to gather outside with warmer weather brings hope to more “normalcy” in our lives. …more

ED and Heart Disease: What’s the Link?

By: | Posted on: 14 Feb 2022

ED, or erectile dysfunction, is when a man finds it hard to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sex. While it is quite common, it can signal an underlying health condition such as heart disease. The link between ED and heart disease may not be obvious, but it is of great value to learn more.…more

The Race for Gold: Winter Olympics and Urologic Injuries

By: | Posted on: 11 Feb 2022

Every four years people from all over the world come together to display their extreme talent at the Winter Olympics. These athletes have been working toward this goal of being at the Olympics for years and sometimes even their entire lives. While being active is of great value to living a healthy life, being part of a sport can put you at higher risk for injury. …more

Black History Month: Leading Healthy Lives

By: | Posted on: 04 Feb 2022

During Black History Month, The Urology Care Foundation is bringing awareness to its resources for Black men and women. Overall health is of great value for all people, but did you know Black men and women are at higher risk for many health issues? We can help change some of the statistics by striving to live healthy.…more

COVID-19 Info Center Available

By: | Posted on: 28 Jan 2022

With the constant changing data on COVID-19, it may be hard to keep up with the latest news from trusted sources. COVID-19 has made an impact our lives across the world for the last couple years. We continue to learn how to go about our lives in a safe way.…more

Hug it out! Urologic Conditions and Keeping Intimacy Alive

By: | Posted on: 21 Jan 2022

Hugging is one of the most basic forms of intimacy within all types of relationships. It can be shared to celebrate joy or comfort sadness. Along with hugging, there are many other ways people can be intimate with one another. Intimacy may not come easy to all people and it can be made harder when a urologic condition is present.…more

Get Proactive this Year with a Health Checklist

By: | Posted on: 14 Jan 2022

Each new year comes with many resolutions both old and new. While you don’t need a new year to start setting or achieving goals, the start of a new year is a great way to set yourself up with a health checklist for the year to make sure certain screenings and routine checkups are scheduled. …more

Hot Spiced Green Tea Recipe

By: | Posted on: 07 Jan 2022

January is National Hot Tea Month! Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world and with this hot spiced green tea recipe we certainly know why! Try this tasty recipe first thing in the morning to start off your day, in the afternoon for a little pick me up or in the evening to wind down from the day.…more

Male Infertility: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Dec 2020

When a man can no longer make sperm (for any reason) he is infertile. He cannot have a biologically-related child. If you are at risk, you may be able to save sperm for future fertility. Fertility preservation improves a man’s chance of having a child using his own sperm in the future.…more

Addison's VUR Story

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Dec 2020

Addison Parks was just 15 months old when she had her first urinary tract infection (UTI). Her doctor prescribed antibiotics. But two months later, Addison got a second UTI. That’s when her doctor suggested her parents take her to a pediatric urologist. This doctor specializes in diseases of a child’s urinary tract.…more

UrologyHealth extra: Special Women’s Bladder Health Edition

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 25 Nov 2020

The Urology Care Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a very special edition of  UrologyHealth extra magazine. As part of Bladder Health Month, the Urology Care Foundation published  UrologyHealth extra: Special Women’s Bladder Health Edition, a magazine dedicated to helping women better navigate their bladder health. …more

New Neurogenic Bladder Resources are Now Available

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Nov 2020

Neurogenic Bladder, also known as Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction, is when a person lacks bladder control due to brain, spinal cord or nerve problems. Several muscles and nerves must work together for your bladder to hold urine until you are ready to empty it. Nerve messages go back and forth between the brain and the muscles that control when the bladder empties.…more

How Blood in the Urine is Tested and Treated

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Oct 2020

Hematuria is blood in the urine. Sometimes, blood is in the urine but is not easily seen and it is called “microscopic” hematuria since it can only be seen under a microscope. …more

Talking Prostate Cancer with Cal Ripken Jr

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Sep 2020

Today's episode of the Urology Care Podcast is a special one. Major League Baseball's ironman, Cal Ripken Jr., joins us with his personal physician, Dr. Ronald Tutrone, for an episode that cannot be missed. …more

Back to School Pediatric Urology Tips

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Sep 2020

Now that Labor Day is beyond us, it's the time of year kids head back to school. Dr. Amanda North joined the Urology Care Podcast for a recent episode to discuss back to school advice for parents as summer vacation comes to an official end.…more

Jerry's BPH Story

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Aug 2020

He decided to make an appointment with a urologist nearby to learn what was going on. The doctor said that his prostate had enlarged, but felt that they could “wait and see” before starting treatment. Jerry was told to return in one year. …more

Urology 101 an Introduction to Urology

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Aug 2020

The urinary tract is a pathway made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. These parts of your body make, store and get rid of the urine in your body. Your body makes urine to get rid of waste. It also makes it to get rid of the extra water that it doesn't need. Before leaving your body, urine travels through the urinary tract.…more

How to Prep for a Urology Visit

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 Jul 2020

Dr. Brian Stork joins the Urology Care Podcast with some advice for our listeners about how to best prepare for a urology visit in our newest episode. Dr. Stork is a urologist in Muskegon, Michigan. He is also the Chair of the Urology Care Foundation's Patient Education Council.…more

Varicoceles: What You Should Know

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Jun 2020

A varicocele is when the group of veins inside your scrotum (the sac that holds your testicles) get bigger because of poor blood flow. These veins are called the pampiniform plexus. When they grow larger, they may look like a "bag of worms".…more

My Erectile Dysfunction Story

By: Chuck (On behalf of the Urology Care Foundation) | Posted on: 10 Jun 2020

My Erectile Dysfunction (ED) was a result of the radical prostatectomy surgery I had for prostate cancer more than a decade ago. I first tried a vacuum pump to improve blood flow to my penis. It worked for a while, but for me, the compression was painful.…more

Treating Urinary Incontinence in Women without Surgery

By: Jane Chang, MPH, Joanna Siegel, ScD, and Kim Bailey, MS, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) | Posted on: 27 May 2020

Millions of women have urinary incontinence (UI), or leaking urine. Treatments can help improve quality of life for women with UI. Yet many don't discuss UI with their doctors. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has created an Evidence Update to share research findings on treating UI without surgery.…more

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Podcast Series

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 May 2020

The Urology Care Foundation has released five podcast episodes about Overactive Bladder (OAB) as part of the Urology Care Podcast. A strong urge, or "that "gotta go" feeling, is one of the main signs that you may be living with OAB. As you'll learn in this podcast series, treatments are available and your doctor can help.…more

Get the Facts on Testicular Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 Apr 2020

While testicular cancer can affect a boy or man at any age (from newborn to elderly), it's most often found in men between the ages 15 to 44 years old. It's always a shock to learn cancer has grown in the testis, especially at a young age. However, with early diagnosis, this cancer can be treated and even cured. …more

Mikes Story A Patients Journey with Testicular Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Apr 2020

Finally, after seven months, Mike went to his primary care doctor, who sent him to a urologist to confirm he had testicular cancer. He was told he was very lucky, because his cancer was still a stage I seminoma. It hadn't yet spread to his lymph nodes.…more

Kidney Cancer: Talking to Your Doctor About Treatment

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 25 Mar 2020

Finding out you have kidney cancer can be overwhelming. You may have many questions about your treatment options and what lies ahead. Being able to talk with your urologist about your preferences for treatment is important. …more

How Kidney Stones are Diagnosed and Treated

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Mar 2020

Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When the urine has high levels of minerals and salts, hard stones can form. These stones can be "silent" or very painful. Kidney stones come in many different types and colors. Stones in the kidney may not cause any symptoms and can go undiagnosed.…more

10 Healthy Tips for Urologic Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 03 Mar 2020

A healthy diet can support urologic health. For example, drinking enough water lowers your risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Watching what you eat can help you maintain a healthy weight, which can lower your risk of developing urologic cancers.…more

Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR): When Urine Goes the Wrong Way

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Feb 2020

We've all heard of acid reflux. It's when stomach acids move up, causing pain or a burning feeling in the chest area. This is not the only type of reflux the body can have. The bladder can also have reflux. Reflux of the bladder is when urine moves up, rather than down. VUR is when urine flows backwards from the bladder up towards the kidney.…more

UrologyHealth extra: Special Military Edition

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Feb 2020

In early 2020, the Urology Care Foundation published UrologyHealth extra: Special Military Edition, a magazine dedicated to urology patients in the United States military community. This magazine aims to raise awareness about urologic disease to all retired and active duty personnel of the United States Armed Forces.…more

Top Patient Education Downloads of 2019

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 Jan 2020

In addition to our robust social media platforms, we also have a large collection of patient education resources. Our reliable educational materials are based on American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Practice Guidelines. We provide more than 400 patient education resources available in a variety of formats, including downloadable and printable patient guides, fact sheets, assessment tools, infographics, videos and podcasts.…more

The Top Ten Tweets of 2019

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Jan 2020

We're proud to share with you the top tweets of last year! 2019 was a great year for all of us here at the Urology Care Foundation as we continue our role as trusted resource for your urologic patient education.…more

The Value of a Caregiver

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 28 Dec 2018

A series of videos from the Urology Care Foundation has brought awareness to the role of a caregiver in prostate cancer treatments. There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to caring for someone diagnosed with prostate cancer. …more

Healthy Recipes and Tips for the Holiday Season

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Dec 2018

Take advantage of the extra time you spend inside this winter and make some tasty meals that won't bother a sensitive bladder. Some of the best cool-weather recipes are simple to make and well worth the effort. We've got some great ideas for festive and tasty treats.…more

Staying Fit During Cancer Treatment

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 05 Dec 2018

Research shows staying active during cancer treatment improves your physical function and your quality of life. Routine exercise has shown to help prevent muscle weakness and lower your risk of heart disease. …more

Get Crucial Facts and Resources on Men’s Sexual Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with health issues of the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive system. Men's sexual health is a large part of urology and the Urology Care Foundation is dedicated to providing trusted men's sexual resources. …more

Key Facts for Navigating Your Bladder Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Nov 2018

This month serves as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to take an active role in your health.There are simple steps you can take to help keep your bladder healthy. …more

Recent Innovations in Kidney Stone Treatment

By: Michael E. Lipkin, MD | Posted on: 24 Oct 2018

Learn the benefits of a new high-powered laser, miniaturized surgery, and single-use ureteroscopes. Three recent innovations that are improving kidney stone surgery in a variety of ways, include new holmium laser technologies, miniaturized surgery, and disposable ureteroscopes.…more

Treatments Options for High-volume Enlarged Prostate

By: Jamin V. Brahmbhatt, MD | Posted on: 10 Oct 2018

Enlarged prostates differ in size. The size can be estimated on digital rectal exam or prostate imaging like an ultrasound. People with very enlarged prostates (over 80 grams) have several treatment options. However, size is not the only factor used to choose a treatment.…more

My Prostate Cancer Journey with Dr. John Lynch

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 19 Sep 2018

As we enter the heart of September, and this year's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. John Lynch spoke with our staff from the Urology Care Foundation about his battle with the disease. Dr. Lynch is not only a survivor, he's been treating prostate cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. region for decades. …more

10 Foods Your Bladder Will Fall in Love With

By: | Posted on: 17 Sep 2018

If you have a sensitive bladder, you will not have to miss out on tasty foods this fall. The key is to know which foods are more likely to irritate your bladder and which ones are more likely to soothe. …more

Surviving Cancer and Loving Life with Keith Harring

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 01 Sep 2018

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness about the seriousness of this disease we sat down with prostate cancer survivor Keith Harring to hear about his journey with the disease. You can also listen to this interview as part of our Urology Care Podcast. …more

The Meaning Behind the Color of Urine

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 Aug 2018

The color of your urine can change for many reasons. These can range from the food you eat, to the medicines you take, to certain medical conditions.…more

A Hall of Fame Visit to Honor Ten Years of “Know Your Stats”

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Aug 2018

This year marks the ten year anniversary of the Urology Care Foundation’s Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer campaign. To honor the occasion, the Know Your Stats team led by spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Mike Haynes visited the Hall of Fame to raise awareness.…more

7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy this Summer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Jul 2018

There are many things to keep in mind about your health during late July and early August as the heat index peaks, and chief among them is making sure to stay hydrated. Here are seven easy ways to stay healthy this summer!…more

Penis Health 101 with Dr. Spitz

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Jul 2018

Dr. Spitz has written a new book titled The Penis Book: A Doctor's Complete Guide to the Penis - From Size to Function and Everything in Between. We talked with him recently about the book and penis health in general.…more

Crucial Facts for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Jun 2018

Did you know that this is a special time of year to get the facts on a condition known as Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP? It's been estimated that POP, and similar conditions to it, will occur in up to one-third of all women. …more

Why a Clinical Trial May Be Right For You

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Jun 2018

Clinical trials allow doctors and health care providers to test advances in medicine that may be better than current approaches to care. They may be a great option for you. …more

Top Educational Highlights and Takeaways from the 2018 AUA Annual Meeting

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 May 2018

The 2018 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting ended earlier this week in San Francisco. The Foundation played a key role as part of this meeting where leaders came together to carve new paths in advancing research and education to improve urologic patients' lives.…more

Ways to Stay Hydrated in Summer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 15 May 2018

Summertime often means trips to the beach or local pool, outdoor concerts and BBQs. While having fun outside, it’s important that you stay hydrated. When you're dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid and electrolytes to work properly…more

How New AUA Guideline on Erectile Dysfunction May Impact You

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 May 2018

This week the American Urological Association (AUA) released a new clinical guideline for diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. We interviewed Arthur L. Burnett, MD, chair of the guideline development panel and urologist at Johns Hopkins about the guideline. Dr. Burnett spoke about what patients should know and how the guideline may impact them.…more

How New AUA Guideline on Testosterone Deficiency May Impact You

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 01 May 2018

Dr. John Mulhall is Director of Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also chair of the panel that developed this new American Urological Association (AUA) guideline. He discusses what patients should know about the guideline and how it may impact them.…more

A Patient’s Guide to Laser Treatment for Urinary Stones

By: Jamin V. Brahmbhatt, MD | Posted on: 25 Apr 2018

Kidney Stones are very common. If you and your doctor have discussed your choices and decided Holmium laser treatment is best for you, here are answers to some common questions about this procedure.…more

What to Know after a Testicular Cancer Diagnosis

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Apr 2018

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), testicular cancer is relatively rare . Roughly 1 out of every 250 men will develop the disease in their lifetime. However, the incidence rate of testicular cancer has been on the rise over the past several decades. …more

5 Ways to Keep your Kidneys Happy

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 28 Mar 2018

We're raising special awareness about kidney health and sharing facts on ways to keep kidneys healthy. 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease. Here are 5 ways to keep your kidneys happy. …more

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Mar 2018

Spring has sprung! It’s time to shake off those winter blues and kick off the season with a few healthy habits. Now is the perfect time to refresh your body and mind with these helpful tips!…more

7 Urologic Conditions Impacted by Smoking

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Mar 2018

Do not Smoke! Smoking and long exposure to second-hand smoke are among the leading causes of many urologic conditions. Smoking can contribute to at least seven different conditions alone that we’ve identified in this article.…more

Celebrating International Women's Day

By: Courtenay Moore, MD | Posted on: 08 Mar 2018

March 8 is International Women's Day. Our CareBlog celebrates with a heartwarming piece by Courtenay Moore, MD of the Cleveland Clinic about how the Urology Care Foundation’s research support encouraged Dr. Moore’s medical career in urology.…more

Innovations in Treatment of BPH

By: Ivan Grunberger, MD | Posted on: 27 Feb 2018

New procedures in BPH are less invasive than many older choices, with good results and comfortable recovery. Learn more in this CareBlog article about innovations in treatment of BPH.…more

Know Your Stats Brings Crucial Message to Super Bowl

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 05 Feb 2018

It was a special week in Minnesota for prostate cancer survivor and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes leading up to Super Bowl LII. Mike and the Know Your Stats team met with fans and media from all corners of the globe to share prostate cancer education and Mike's story.…more

How to Make your New Year’s Resolution Stick All Year

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Jan 2018

This is the time of year when many well-intentioned New Year "do-gooders" are facing a cross road. It's almost February and the temptation to give up on your resolution might be hitting full stride. Here is our expert advice from Dr. Richard Winer of how to make those resolutions stick!…more

Top 5 Urology Care Foundation Tweets of 2017

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 03 Jan 2018

2017 was another exciting year for the Urology Care Foundation! Based on impressions (how many people saw each Tweet), here are our 5 most popular Tweets from 2017! Read this CareBlog article to learn more.…more

Dietary Tips for Boosting Male Fertility

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 03 Mar 2017

Diet can affect a man’s sperm, so if you’re trying to have a baby, make healthy choices when you eat! Here are some dietary tips a man should keep in mind when looking to boost his fertility. …more

Refreshing Cucumber and Lemon Water

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 02 May 2016

When it comes to managing Kidney Stones, drinking more water can help. Not drinking enough water is the number 1 risk factor for developing kidney stones. Try this recipe for Refreshing Cucumber and Lemon Water to help you prevent stones. …more

Fertility Boosting Foods

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 02 May 2016

On the plus side, there are many fertility-boosting foods that can be fun, tasty and colorful. For example, try eating oysters because of their zinc content. Zinc helps to increase testosterone and sperm. …more

The Dirty Dozen

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 02 May 2016

You may have heard of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list – a list of fruits and vegetables to buy organic. These 12 fruits and vegetables are likely to have the most pesticides when they are not bought organic. …more

Fact: Diet and Exercise Can Replace Pills or Improve their Effect

By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH | Posted on: 14 Jul 2015

The question you should always ask before you pop any pill (apart from benefit versus risk) is “Can I make lifestyle changes instead of taking this?” If the answer is “yes,” then do it! If not, lifestyle changes can make almost any pill work better. …more

Drink and Eat Well

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

Eating right and drinking plenty of water is key to maintaining one's urological health. It helps flush waste products out of your system and also can prevent kidney stones.…more

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