AUA Summit - Winter 2013 Issue


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Obesity in America: Is it Affecting our Urologic Health

Today, 68 percent, or more than two-thirds, of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese. Like many Americans, Diane Brown* struggles with her weight. "It's always been an issue for me," said the 51-year-old part-time accountant and full-time caretaker for her mother and sister, "but it's gotten much worse in recent years."…more

It’s Time to Talk About OAB

Do you constantly have to urinate and worry you won't make it to the bathroom on time? Do you wake up often in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom? Do you feel sudden urges to go that make you fear you will leak urine if you don't get to the bathroom immediately?…more

Q & A with Dr. Ian Thompson: PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer

The Urology Care Foundation is concerned that recent reports about PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing may confuse patients about the value of this prostate cancer screening tool. We sat down with Dr. Ian M. Thompson Jr. to discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on prostate cancer testing.…more

When Should I See A Urologist?

Until a few years ago, 27-year-old Valerie*, a third-grade teacher from New York, had never thought about her urologic health. "I didn't see urology as something that affected me," she said. "Then suddenly, it became a huge part of my life."…more