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2020 Care Blog Posts

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

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