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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

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

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

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

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