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I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 1 comment

By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...

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5 Facts About A Condition That’s Just Not Discussed: BPH

5 Facts About A Condition That’s Just Not Discussed: BPH

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog | 1 comment

It’s tough when you have a disorder people aren’t comfortable talking about.  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is one of those conditions. So let’s get comfortable with it. What is BPH? Okay.  The name of this condition is a clue to what it means and why it’s not discussed…benign means that it is not cancer, prostatic means...

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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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4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

4 BIG Reasons Blood Pressure Matters

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 0 comments

Blood pressure measurement history Before the first sphygmomanometer, doctors put tubes in arteries to measure systolic blood pressure.  Happily, in 1881 Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch figured out a way to measure blood pressure in a less invasive way, using a rubber ball that restricted blood flow to the artery and attaching that to a column of...

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Diabetes Complications: Kidneys

Diabetes Complications: Kidneys

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

A guy is in a line of patients trying to get released from a mental institution. He watches as the others go in to meet with the doctor and hears the questions the doctor asks: “point to your right arm,” “point to your stomach,” “point to your toes,” “point to your knee,” and so on. He sees which answers are correct, and which answers are...

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A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

So often people who undergo chemotherapy hear something like this from their family, friends or other well-wishers, “Thank goodness that’s over, now you can get on with your life. You can get back to normal.” Although it’s true that chemotherapy is over, the road that the patient is on is not smooth. There are important changes that caregivers and...

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