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Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Biofilms? Sorry, not another name for nature movies

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Blog, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

When bacteria are stressed, they stop living their lives singly, the way plankton do. Their adaptation is to find co-locate with other bacteria and build a type of fortress. That fortress is called biofilm. Biofilm is an organized structure made of sugars (polysaccharides), proteins and DNA and of course, bacteria. In some cases other microbes like fungi,...

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Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

by Peigi Chace* Warning: The story below contains references to unpleasant subjects, including carsickness, infection, and a suffering kidney, and may not be suitable for all readers. I felt fine. My friend Andy and I were rolling down the highway in my little red car on the way to Virginia. Andy supplied the snacks and the selection of music. Because Andy...

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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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