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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ: The Bladder

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ:  The Bladder

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Prostate cancer, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 5 comments

Because of its lowly role in the human body, we think about our bladders only when something is going wrong  or when we have to go really, really badly. So, November has been set aside as Bladder Health Awareness month. Here is a short review of bladder anatomy and function as well as common problems that can happen. Your bladder is connected to your...

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FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

FDA News Releases and Signing Up for Alerts

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

You may not know this but you can get warnings from the FDA on problems with prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs.  For example, on August 11, a FDA News Release issued this warning about over-the-counter liquid vitamins that are given to young children and those who cannot swallow pills. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is...

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Promising early results for D-mannose in treating and preventing UTIs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined D-mannose (Mannocist) as a treatment option for urinary tract infections (UTIs). Authors reported early results on the effectiveness of D-mannose in treating UTIs and reducing the risk of recurrent UTIs. However, further studies are needed to confirm these findings. Some background A UTI is a bacterial infection...

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Tanezumab can reduce pelvic pain in patients with interstitial cystitis

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined tanezumab as a treatment of pelvic pain in patients with interstitial cystitis or prostatitis. Authors present preliminary findings of reduced pain with tanezumab, most notably in patients with interstitial cystitis. Some background A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects part of the...

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Cranberries vs. UTI – Conflicting Views in Medical Science?

Cranberries vs. UTI – Conflicting Views in Medical Science?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Blog, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

Once upon a time… …there was a press release with the title “Does Cranberry Juice Treat a UTI?  Not the kind you buy at grocery stores, at least” created by Texas A&M. The press release writer found a medical journal article on cranberry juice capsules reducing the number of urinary tract infections in women at risk for UTI.  She then...

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6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 5 comments

You eat a burger and drink lemonade.  Your digestive process breaks the proteins, fats and carbohydrates into smaller components that can be absorbed in the blood.   Waste products end up in the blood too.  Can you imagine what your blood would be like if there were no filters?   6 Facts about Kidneys Luckily, there are kidneys.   Kidneys are one...

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Hide and Go Seek…Continues: Prevalence

Hide and Go Seek…Continues: Prevalence

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 1 comment

Deep Breathing Time Again… We’re about to seek the answer to another of the numbers that health and medical professionals use daily from statistics. Are you ready?  Here it goes… What does Prevalence Rate in Statistics Mean? The prevalence rate is the total number of cases of a disease in a specific population divided by the total number of people...

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Count to 10… then Hide: Incidence! Understanding Statistics

Count to 10… then Hide: Incidence! Understanding Statistics

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 6 comments

Ready to play Hide and Seek? Or are you just ready to hide? Most people feel like hiding when faced with the numbers that health and medical professionals use daily, statistics.   So we’re going to start slowly and cover different mathematical concepts you might have heard.  This will be a series of posts so if there are any math concepts that you...

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