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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

New Year's Resolutions

By: | Posted on: 29 Dec 2021

When it comes to a new year, many people are thinking about the new goals they want to set to live a healthier life. It is not uncommon for those goals to last a few weeks before people fall back into their busy lives and old habits. This year, why not strive to make those goals last past January? …more

Heart-Healthy Black Bean Brownie Recipe

By: | Posted on: 22 Dec 2021

It’s no secret the holidays bring around yummy foods and sweet treats all season long. Well, who’s to say those treats can’t secretly include healthy ingredients? This black bean brownie recipe is high in soluble fiber and plant-based protein, both of which help to maintain good heart health. …more

UrologyHealth extra® Special Bladder Cancer Issue 2021

By: | Posted on: 17 Dec 2021

Extra! Extra! Read all about bladder cancer in this special issue of UrologyHealth extra® magazine! Bladder cancer may be a common form of cancer, but how much do you really know about this disease? …more

UrologyHealth extra® Winter Issue 2021 – The Link between Sexual Health and Urology

By: | Posted on: 10 Dec 2021

This winter issue covers sexual health topics to help support your intimate relationships. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Akanksha Mehta is how urology can affect sexual health. …more

Black Women’s Health: 3 Options to Learn about Staying Healthy

By: | Posted on: 02 Dec 2021

Women often focus on their family’s health first and put their health last. But, it’s of great value to take care of yourself. Did you know Black women are at higher risk for many health issues? Let’s change some of the statistics by striving to live healthy. …more

Cornbread-Broccoli Stuffing Recipe

By: | Posted on: 23 Nov 2021

Looking for an easy holiday recipe to share with family and friends? Check out this savory and nutritious cornbread-broccoli stuffing!…more

Overactive Bladder Basics

By: | Posted on: 19 Nov 2021

Overactive bladder, or OAB, is the name for a group of bladder symptoms. These symptoms may include a feeling that you have to pass urine urgently, the need to pass urine often (day and night) and urine leaks with the “gotta go” feeling. While OAB is very common, having any of these symptoms can make it hard to get through the day without going to the bathroom many times.…more

Supporting Veterans and their Urologic Health

By: | Posted on: 12 Nov 2021

Veterans Day is November 11, and is a day we as a nation honor and support our U.S. military veterans. These men and women put their lives at risk to defend our country. We are forever grateful for their service, but supporting our veterans goes beyond this one day.…more

Take Control of Your Bladder Health

By: | Posted on: 05 Nov 2021

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month! Each year, millions of men and women struggle with the symptoms related to bladder health conditions or disease. That’s why we have created a Bladder Health Info Center where you can find many free bladder health resources. …more

The One Where We Remember James Michael Tyler

By: | Posted on: 29 Oct 2021

It’s 1994 and you’re sitting down for the night to watch a new episode of “Friends.” Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey. Everyone seemed to have a favorite. But there was a seventh “friend” who was in over half of the aired episodes. …more

Erectile Dysfunction Basics

By: | Posted on: 22 Oct 2021

ED is very common and can be a result of health problems, emotional issues or both. While men may have some problems with erections from time to time, ED that happens on a regular basis with sex is not normal and should be treated.…more

Prostate Cancer: Early Detection for Higher Risk Patients

By: | Posted on: 15 Oct 2021

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer for men. For early stages of prostate cancer, symptoms may not be present, so it may be hard to know if you are at risk. …more

Breast Cancer Survivor Cares for Father with Prostate Cancer

By: | Posted on: 08 Oct 2021

Being a cancer survivor comes with a powerful journey. It also allows you to have a personal connection with cancer, to know what to expect and to know how to manage life moving forward. Strength comes from the support and love from people around you. For breast cancer survivor, Lillie Shockney, she knows how a patient’s quality of life can change life for better or worse. …more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Through Good Food and Health!

By: | Posted on: 01 Oct 2021

Americans have enjoyed tasty foods from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Latin America for decades. Tacos are now more popular in America than hotdogs! Latin music, dance, festivals, sports and the Spanish language are part of our American image. These traditions are part of a healthy life.…more

Prostate Cancer: Genetic Testing

By: | Posted on: 29 Sep 2021

It can be helpful to learn about genetic testing to better prevent, detect and/or treat prostate cancer. Genetic testing helps doctors learn about a gene(s) and its role in disease.…more

One Man's Story of Surviving Prostate Cancer and Helping Others

By: | Posted on: 24 Sep 2021

When I was 55 years old, I had a slightly elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of a little over 5. I went ahead and had a biopsy. The biopsy came back negative. I assumed I was fine; I felt fine.…more

Urologist Who Treated Prostate Cancer Becomes Patient and Fights Back

By: | Posted on: 17 Sep 2021

In 2018, Chesapeake Urology’s main event to raise funds was renamed the Dr. Sanford J. Siegel Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to honor its founder who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and fighting the very disease he set out to beat. Finding a cure and reaching out to more men with free screenings for early detection became very personal for Dr. Siegel.…more

Finding Relief Through Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 09 Sep 2021

Tammy* is a 38-year-old woman. She has suffered for many years with pain in her lower abdomen. As a child she was told she had “lots of bladder infections” and was given antibiotics. But, the medications still didn’t help. …more

Shared Decision Making After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Craig was on his way to lunch when he received the call from his doctor saying, "Craig, we found cancer." At the age of 67, Craig was healthy, active and enjoying his retirement. When he began feeling the need to use the restroom more often, he decided to visit a urologist. …more

UrologyHealth extra® Fall Issue 2021 – Feel Younger with a Healthy Pelvic Floor

By: | Posted on: 27 Aug 2021

This fall issue covers many conditions in urology about pelvic floor health, such as pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and urine leaks (incontinence), just to name a few. These mostly affect women, but can also affect men as well. …more

Helping the World of Urology with Miles for a Mission!

By: | Posted on: 18 Aug 2021

Help us to “help the world of urology” by pledging to run, bike or even swim with Miles for a Mission! Funds raised will go to the Urology Care Foundation’s Humanitarian Endowments, which supports urologic healthcare missions in underserved parts around the world. …more

Advanced Prostate Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 13 Aug 2021

Prostate cancer is called advanced when it spreads beyond the prostate or returns after treatment. There are four stages of prostate cancer, with the last two stages as more advanced. Stage III is “locally advanced” where cancer has spread outside the prostate but only to nearby tissues. Stage IV is “advanced” where cancer has spread outside the prostate to other parts of the body.…more

Urology for Kids

By: | Posted on: 06 Aug 2021

You’ve just learned your family should think about making a visit to see a pediatric urologist. So, what is a pediatric urologist and how are they able to help kids? …more

Kidney Stones Over the Years: A Survivor Shares His Story

By: | Posted on: 30 Jul 2021

Kim, a 75 year-old retired university professor, has lived with stones for over 25 years. In 1989, Kim had his first stone surgery, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). This was an old way to treat stones.…more

Kidney Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 23 Jul 2021

Kidney cancer is very common and, while it affects mostly men and the elderly, it is helpful for all to know the basics. The earlier kidney cancer is found, the better chances of survival. …more

Survivor Stories | Do you have a story to share?

By: | Posted on: 16 Jul 2021

Every person who faces a urologic condition has a unique story to tell. Whether you are a patient, caregiver or family member – you are a survivor and sharing your story can make a difference in your own life as well as to others going through the same thing.…more

Bladder Cancer: Genetic and Biomarker Testing

By: | Posted on: 09 Jul 2021

Other types of testing to help find and treat bladder cancer may include genetic and biomarker testing. Learn more about genetic and biomarker testing for bladder cancer with these resources. …more

The Courage to Try New Treatment Options Brings Success

By: | Posted on: 02 Jul 2021

In August of 2018, Kristine woke up in the middle of the night with bladder pain and an urgency to go to the bathroom. She went to the doctor and was told she had a urinary tract infection (UTI) and was prescribed an antibiotic to take for three days. …more

Young Cancer Survivor Encourages Men to Pay Attention to Their Bodies and Get Checked

By: | Posted on: 30 Jun 2021

In late 2016, 24-year-old Steven from Virginia Beach, Virginia noticed that his left testicle seemed to be growing. It was tender and hurt when he touched it, but being young, he never thought it was anything serious.…more

A Student Battles Chronic Bladder Pain and Finally Finds Relief

By: | Posted on: 25 Jun 2021

Annika was 16 and working late on a school assignment. When she got up the next day to hand it in, she felt pain in her bladder and the sudden urge to urinate over and over. She went to the doctor to get tested to see if she had a urinary tract infection (UTI). It came back negative. …more

Vasectomy Basics

By: | Posted on: 17 Jun 2021

Vasectomy is a minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Vasectomy reversals are for men who have had a vasectomy and then decide they want to father a child. …more

Early-stage Prostate Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 11 Jun 2021

Prostate cancer is when abnormal cells form and grow in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer stays “localized” when cancer cells are found only in the prostate or even a little bit beyond it, but do not move to other parts of the body. If the cancer moves to other parts of the body, it is called “advanced” prostate cancer. …more

Writer Turned Pioneer Advocate Leads the Way Down a New Path Taking Charge of Prostate Cancer

By: | Posted on: 04 Jun 2021

Howard Wolinsky, a Chicago-based freelance medical journalist, was the Chicago Sun-Times health writer for nearly 30 years. He has spent his career asking questions and investigating. So, in 2010 when he was told he had prostate cancer, followed days later with a recommendation to have surgery, he was stunned and needed to know more.…more

UrologyHealth extra® - Summer Issue 2021: Opening the Dialogue about Urologic Topics

By: | Posted on: 28 May 2021

Some urologic topics may seem tough to talk about with others or your doctor. Our latest issue of UrologyHealth extra® may help you learn more about urologic issues to start creating a dialogue around these topics. …more

Celebrating Victories and Hope for the Future

By: | Posted on: 21 May 2021

Happily married and living a full life, Marguerite had her first urinary tract infection (UTI), at the age of 35, but it wasn’t her last. …more

The Ever-changing Relationship with my Angry Bladder

By: | Posted on: 07 May 2021

Right out of college and after a move from upstate New York to Virginia I began my new life. I was living in a small apartment, working temporary jobs to pay the bills, but I was young, healthy and happy. After a year, I landed a full-time job at a publishing company and finally felt like I was getting settled. That is when my health started to become an issue in my day to day life. …more

Ureteral Stents What You Should Know

By: | Posted on: 26 Apr 2021

Our fact sheet and video may help you learn more about ureteral stents so you know what to expect. Learn about stents, how they feel, how they are removed, what’s normal and when to call a doctor if you feel concerned.…more

A Mothers Fierce Fight for the Life of her Son

By: | Posted on: 16 Apr 2021

Ritchie is a vibrant nurse and mother of two sons. She has always been very proud of her boys and that pride clearly extended into their adulthood as they each became a father, as well as successful men. At the age of 36, her son Chris, who was athletic, healthy and living a happy life, started feeling pain in his back so he went to see a chiropractor, but the pain didn’t let up. He continued to live with the pain for years. At the age of 38, he started seeing blood in his urine and he felt something was very wrong. …more

Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 02 Apr 2021

We are proud to announce a new podcast series geared toward helping give support, hope and guidance to prostate cancer caregivers. The goal of this “Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series” is to help others connect with a diverse group of people who have felt the impact of prostate cancer in their lives and empower them on their journey.…more

Remaining Resilient After a Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer During COVID-19

By: | Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

At the age of 34, Megan was a healthy newlywed looking to start a family in a new city. After going through some fertility issues, she had many tests including an abdominal ultrasound. When the results came back, she was told that she had a mass on her kidney. …more

The Basics about Kidney Stones

By: | Posted on: 26 Mar 2021

Kidney stones, medically know as nephrolithiasis (neph-ro-lith-i-asis), is a term many people have probably heard before. You may have dealt with them first-hand, know someone who has dealt with them, or simply heard it in passing. If this is your first time learning about kidney stones, whether for yourself or caring for another…. welcome!…more

Childhood Kidney Cancer Through Joey’s Eyes

By: | Posted on: 19 Mar 2021

Joey was a happy child. At age 10, he was a laid back, popular Boy Scout and violin player who loved school and playing soccer with his friends. During a regular physical, his pediatrician found something hard near his stomach. When he went for further testing, results came back that Joey had a rare form of kidney cancer, stage 4 translocation renal cell carcinoma. …more

Practicing Gratitude Helps Kidney Cancer Patient Find Peace

By: | Posted on: 12 Mar 2021

Salima spent her life raising two kids with her husband and giving back to the communities where she lived. It was her passion to volunteer for various organizations. That passion turned into creating a non-profit that gave back to children diagnosed with cancer.…more

Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Survivor Shares Tips on Gaining Control After a Devastating Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 05 Mar 2021

Bruce was diligent about preventative care and maintained a healthy and active lifestyle. In his late 40’s, after a family hiking trip, he felt tired and winded. He knew something was wrong and that he needed to find out the cause.…more

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

By: | Posted on: 25 Feb 2021

Our patient education for African American men may help! With three options - a podcast, a fact sheet and a poster – you can learn more about health screenings, their purpose and their timeline.…more

African American Men Fighting for Prostate Cancer Awareness

By: | Posted on: 15 Feb 2021

During Black History Month, we acknowledge the courage and tenacity of famous African American prostate cancer survivors and applaud their efforts to raise awareness on a world-wide platform during their illustrious careers.…more

Valentine’s Day Getting You Down?

By: | Posted on: 10 Feb 2021

Erectile Dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men and might be a sign of cardiovascular disease…more

5 African American Medical Pioneers Who Changed Healthcare

By: | Posted on: 08 Feb 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Urology Care Foundation would like to recognize the success of five African American trailblazers who have paved the way for better patient care. Their legacies live on as we celebrate their brave work not just in February, but all year long.…more

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

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 02 Feb 2021

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

Top Ten Urology Care Podcasts of 2020

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

We're proud to share with you the top podcasts of last year! The Urology Care Foundation continued our role as trusted resource for your urologic patient education in 2020. As a friendly reminder, the Foundation's Urology Care Podcast was launched in 2017 while sharing the stories and facts of urology, health and education with some of the top leaders and experts in the field.…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

Exploring Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Facts

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Dec 2019

A transperineal biopsy is when your doctor puts a needle into the prostate through the skin behind the testicles. This is an area known as the perineum. Your doctor will take a number of tissue samples, which are then sent to the lab for review.…more

Use Technology to Boost Your Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Dec 2019

The number of phone apps and wearable fitness trackers that can help you improve your health and live a healthy lifestyle is exploding. They can motivate you to exercise more, count calories, calm you down or monitor your heart rate and blood pressure.…more

Why Getting Incontinence Treated is Important

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Dec 2019

People throughout the world live with incontinence and bladder control symptoms. It prevents men, women and children from living the life they want. The fear of being far from a bathroom can limit decisions involving work, activities and just about everything.…more

Neurogenic Bladder: When Nerve Damage Causes Bladder Problems

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Nov 2019

Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is when a person lacks bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. This includes people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease and spina bifida, and people who have had stroke or spinal cord injury.…more

Get the Facts About Nocturia during Bladder Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Nov 2019

If you wake from sleep two or more times each night to use the bathroom, it is a clear sign of nocturia. Waking during the night to go to the bathroom can be hard to live with. Nocturia can disturb your sleep and impact your quality of life. Nocturia is a sign that something troubling is going on in our bodies. It is not a disease in and of itself.…more

Getting to Know the Adrenal Glands

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Oct 2019

The adrenal glands are found above each kidney. They are triangle-shaped, and measure about half an inch in height and 3 inches in length. Each adrenal gland has 2 layers. The adrenal glands control many processes in the body. …more

What You Should Know About Priapism

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Oct 2019

Priapism is a rare condition involving an erection that lasts for an unusually long time. It can be painful. This type of erection is not related to sexual stimulus. Immediate treatment is important to prevent tissue damage and erectile dysfunction (ED).…more

In Sickness and in Health

By: Claremary Sweeney | Posted on: 25 Sep 2019

This blog post has been submitted by Claremary Sweeney. She is the author of the South County Mystery Series and lives with her husband Charley to whom nearly all her books are dedicated. This is a reflection of her and her husband Charley's experience with prostate cancer.…more

What All Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

By: John Fortin | Posted on: 18 Sep 2019

September is prostate cancer awareness month. This is very important because prostate cancer is prevalent among men as we age. It has no symptoms in early stages. What is the good news? Screenings and early diagnosis are extremely useful. If it is caught early, prostate cancer is treatable and can often have a favorable prognosis.…more

10 Facts Every Man Should Know Before Prostate Cancer Surgery

By: Phil Shulka | Posted on: 11 Sep 2019

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? At the age of 60, I was one of those men and now I am a prostate cancer recovery coach - sharing my prostate cancer journey with others to help them through their experience. …more

Managing Interstitial Cystitis

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 30 Aug 2019

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder health condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder area. Along with this pain are lower urinary tract symptoms which have lasted for more than six weeks, without having an infection or other clear causes.…more

What You Need to Know About Prostatitis

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 28 Aug 2019

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate's main job is to help make fluid for semen. Semen protects and energizes sperm. Prostatitis is commonly attributed to pain in and around the pelvic area, starting with the prostate. It can happen to men of all ages. …more

What to Expect at your First Urology Visit

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Aug 2019

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with health problems of the male and female urinary systems, and the male reproductive system. A urologist is a medical doctor and a surgeon. They are trained to find, treat, and handle urinary and genital problems. …more

A Patient's Guide to Undescended Testicles

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Jul 2019

Before birth, a baby boy's testicles develop and form inside his abdomen. They then move down (descend) into the scrotum. If one or both of his testicles don't descend the way they should, they are called "undescended".…more

Why Testicular Torsion is a Medical Emergency

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Jul 2019

It is estimated that 4 out of 10 young men who have testicular torsion will lose the affected testicle. This usually happens because of a delay in someone knowing that they have the condition. Any pain or discomfort in the testes is a sign to get medical help right away.…more

Crucial Facts about the Phallus

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Jun 2019

We are reaching the closing days of Men's Health Month 2019, a time to raise extra awareness and promote men's health facts. There is heightened awareness for importance of staying informed about preventable health issues facing men during June. This includes staying informed about what may affect a man's penile health. …more

Take Advantage of these Key Resources during Men’s Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Jun 2019

Did you know June is Men's Health Month? This is the time to raise extra awareness and promote facts to men around the world. Education, early detection and regular check-ups could save lives with so many preventable health issues facing men.…more

What to Know about BCG for Bladder Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 May 2019

Did you know May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month? It's a time to raise extra awareness and promote facts about this disease. Education and raising awareness about bladder cancer is an important part of moving closer to a cure.…more

Hydrate to Help Prevent Kidney Stones

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 May 2019

Half of people who have had a kidney stone will develop another one. A key way to reduce the risk of forming stones is to drink extra water. This dilutes the substances in urine that lead to stones. To prevent repeat stones, try to drink at least 3 quarts (about ten 10-ounce glasses) of liquid a day…more

How to Find a Clinical Trial in Urology

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 May 2019

Patients with a urologic condition may wish to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials offer hope in that they are research studies that explore whether new treatments are effective. Clinical trials aim to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose or treat a disease or condition. They may offer a new choice for patients who have not had success with other treatments.…more

It’s Time to Talk About Overactive Bladder (OAB)

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Apr 2019

You may be struggling with urinary symptoms and think overactive bladder (OAB) is the cause. Or, your health care provider may have already told you that you have OAB. Either option, this site will give you the tools and information to help you understand and better manage your condition.…more

Exploring the Myths and Facts of Low Testosterone

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Apr 2019

Low testosterone can develop at any age for a number of reasons. As you get older, your testes naturally begin to produce less testosterone than they did when you were a teenager. But that does not mean you have low testosterone.…more

Kegel and Pelvic Floor Exercises

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 01 Apr 2019

Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor muscle training, are designed to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles hold up your bladder. They also support the uterus and bowel (large intestine). Kegel exercises can help men and women who have problems leaking urine or stool (feces). …more

How Multiple Sclerosis Impacts Bladder Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Mar 2019

Bladder health issues are very common and there are a number of treatments available. Many bladder conditions can be handled through simple lifestyle changes, behavior modifications, medication, bladder retraining or surgery. Patients with diseases that affect the nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may also be at risk for bladder issues that affect urination.…more

When Kids Get Kidney Stones

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Mar 2019

March is National Kidney Month. It's an important time of year for raising awareness on kidney health. Many folks may not be informed about the role kidneys play in their overall health. As part of our effort to raise educational awareness, we recently explored "kidney stones in children" on our Urology Care Podcast. …more

Pediatric Urology - Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Feb 2019

When a patient moves from one medical team to another, it's called "Transitional Care". The goal is for a patient to have a smooth change, with full access to care at all times. With pediatric urology, children will one day grow too old for their pediatric urologist. They will benefit from the care of an adult urologist. …more

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and your Heart Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Feb 2019

February is American Heart Month. What many folks may not be aware of is that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) may be an early sign of heart disease in men. In addition to heart disease, ED can also happen as an early warning of other serious health issues.…more

What is a Urethral Stricture?

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Jan 2019

In a recent episode of the Urology Care Podcast, Dr. Rajiv K Singal sat down with us for a chat about urethral stricture disease. Stricture (narrowing of the urethra) can happen at any point from the bladder to the tip of the penis. This narrowing restricts or slows the flow of urine in. …more

Top 10 Foundation Tweets of 2018

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Jan 2019

It's that time of year again where we recap the best tweets of last year! 2018 was another stellar year for the Urology Care Foundation, and its mission.…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

Five “Bladder Friendly” Recipes to Enjoy this Holiday Season

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Dec 2017

Take advantage of the extra time you spend inside this winter and make some tasty meals that won’t bother a sensitive bladder. We've got some great ideas for festive and tasty treats this holiday season. …more

Crucial Facts on Bladder Cancer: Supplements and Lifestyle

By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH | Posted on: 22 Nov 2017

This year it’s predicted there will be nearly 80,000 new cases of Bladder Cancer diagnosed in America. With November being Bladder Health Awareness Month, it’s a great time to brush up on some facts about this condition.…more

Six Healthy Tips for Bladder Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Nov 2017

There are simple steps you can take to help keep your bladder healthy. November is Bladder Health Month and this is the perfect time to get the facts about these issues. Here are six simple tips that could help you improve or maintain your bladder’s health. …more

Six Peyronie’s Disease Signs That You Shouldn’t Ignore

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 25 Oct 2017

The sooner that someone with Peyronie’s disease sees a doctor, the better the chances for good outcomes. Here are six potential signs of Peyronie’s disease that you should speak up about.…more

“Urology Friendly” Fall Recipes You Need to Know About

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Oct 2017

You don't have to be a master chef to make some of the tastiest and healthiest fall treats. There are plenty of simple "urology friendly" recipes with a fall theme to take advantage of this season!…more

Take Advantage of these Crucial Interstitial Cystitis Resources

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Sep 2017

September is Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Awareness Month. IC is a chronic bladder health issue. If you or someone you know has IC, they may want to read the following resources as part of the Foundation's IC patient education materials.…more

What to Know as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Hits Full Stride

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Sep 2017

As part of Foundation activities during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, four new episodes of the Urology Care Podcast will be released in September. The first podcast episode released earlier this month is an interview with prostate cancer expert and surgeon Dr. Scott Eggener.…more

Crucial Advice to Help Reduce the Risk and Growth of BPH

By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH | Posted on: 23 Aug 2017

What kind of cruel joke is nature playing on us men? As we age, everything with our bodies seems to get smaller (or shorter) except for our stomachs and prostate gland! I believe the most successful BPH supplements work by lowering cholesterol, which improves your heart health. …more

Benefits of Walking and Eating Right

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 18 Aug 2017

More people than ever are keeping healthy through walking, in part due to the popularity of activity trackers such as Fitbits. It's well known walking benefits the heart by lowering your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, and keeping your weight in check. Now new research finds walking may be good for the prostate, too.…more

Pro Football Legend Shares His Prostate Cancer Story at Hall of Fame

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Aug 2017

Prostate cancer survivor and Know Your Stats spokesman, Mike Haynes, traveled back to the site of his 1997 Hall of Fame induction to share his prostate cancer journey with fans, friends and National Football League (NFL) alumni.…more

Avoid a UTI as the Summer Heats Up

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Jul 2017

The summer months of June, July and August can increase your risk for getting a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Men, women and children can get UTIs, but women are four times more likely than men to get one. Most UTIs are not dangerous and can be treated with medicine.…more

Tips for Dealing with OAB on Summer Trips

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Jul 2017

The summer is a great time of year to travel, but you may not have direct access to a bathroom when you are on the road or in a town you are not familiar with. If you have Overactive Bladder (OAB), the thought of looking for a bathroom in a new town might make you nervous. But with a little planning before you leave, you can feel more at ease while away from home. …more

Get the Facts on Diabetes and Urology Health during Men’s Health Month

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 21 Jun 2017

I recently sat down with Dr. Bruce Redmon for a new episode of the Urology Care Podcast on diabetes. While diabetes affects both men and women, it felt right to engage in a long-form talk on how to prevent diabetes during National Men's Health Month. …more

Introducing the Urology Care Podcast

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Jun 2017

The Urology Care Foundation has teamed up with some of the top health care experts in the world, urology patients from all walks of life and other exciting personalities to keep people in-touch with crucial facts on urology and healthy living.…more

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 May 2017

As the weather starts to warm up and we approach summer, it's a time to raise extra awareness and promote facts about Bladder Cancer.…more

Joe Conaway's Bladder Cancer Journey

By: Julie Owings | Posted on: 10 May 2017

Joe is happy to be back playing his weekly round of golf again. A year ago, he wasn't sure if that would be possible. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 bladder cancer which had already spread into the nearby muscles. …more

Try These “Fertility-Friendly” Recipes This Spring

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Apr 2017

Signs of life are budding all around us as we enter the heart of springtime. The season of spring represents fertility, renewal, rebirth, and the shedding of old patterns to make way for the new. Here are three easy-to-make, fertility-boosting recipes that include lots of fresh vegetables.…more

Know These 4 Common Signs of Testicular Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Apr 2017

Every April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time of year to raise extra awareness and promote facts about this common cancer in young men around the world. Education and early detection is a key factor to surviving testicular cancer. …more

How Vasectomy Compares to Other Forms of Birth Control

By: Dr. Parviz Kavoussi | Posted on: 22 Mar 2017

There are many reasons for why a man may choose a vasectomy for birth control. Factors, such as cost, effectiveness, benefits and possible side effects may all play a role. …more

March is National Kidney Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Mar 2017

March is National Kidney Month. It's a time to raise awareness about kidney health. It's also a time to share facts about ways to keep your kidneys happy and healthy. 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease. …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

Free Infographics Available to Help Spread Urology Health Facts

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 Feb 2017

One of the ways we spread facts about urology health is through infographics. Infographics show information and data in a quick, clear and visual way. They often improve someone's understanding of a topic by using graphics to show patterns, trends and other facts. …more

Team Know Your Stats Visits Super Bowl LI to Raise Awareness

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Feb 2017

The Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer team visited Super Bowl LI in Houston to raise prostate cancer awareness with fans around the world. Spokesman Mike Haynes and Dr. Edward Schaeffer met with media outlets covering the game to spread facts on this disease. …more

New Videos to Help Spread Facts on Urology Health Issues

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 25 Jan 2017

The Urology Care Foundation plays a major role in getting the word out about urologic issues. Talking to your doctor (as soon as you can) is often crucial when it comes to dealing with urology health issues. Lately, the group of videos to go with this education has grown. …more

Top 5 Urology Care Foundation Tweets of 2016

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 04 Jan 2017

2016 was an exciting year for the Urology Care Foundation! Reaching people through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram was a great way to help share stories of urology, health and education. Here are our 5 most popular Tweets from 2016: …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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