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Black Women’s Health: 3 Options to Learn about Staying Healthy

By: | Posted on: 02 Dec 2021

Women often focus on their family’s health first and put their health last. But, it’s of great value to take care of yourself. Did you know Black women are at higher risk for many health issues? Let’s change some of the statistics by striving to live healthy. …more

Cornbread-Broccoli Stuffing Recipe

By: | Posted on: 23 Nov 2021

Looking for an easy holiday recipe to share with family and friends? Check out this savory and nutritious cornbread-broccoli stuffing!…more

Overactive Bladder Basics

By: | Posted on: 19 Nov 2021

Overactive bladder, or OAB, is the name for a group of bladder symptoms. These symptoms may include a feeling that you have to pass urine urgently, the need to pass urine often (day and night) and urine leaks with the “gotta go” feeling. While OAB is very common, having any of these symptoms can make it hard to get through the day without going to the bathroom many times.…more

Supporting Veterans and their Urologic Health

By: | Posted on: 12 Nov 2021

Veterans Day is November 11, and is a day we as a nation honor and support our U.S. military veterans. These men and women put their lives at risk to defend our country. We are forever grateful for their service, but supporting our veterans goes beyond this one day.…more

Take Control of Your Bladder Health

By: | Posted on: 05 Nov 2021

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month! Each year, millions of men and women struggle with the symptoms related to bladder health conditions or disease. That’s why we have created a Bladder Health Info Center where you can find many free bladder health resources. …more

The One Where We Remember James Michael Tyler

By: | Posted on: 29 Oct 2021

It’s 1994 and you’re sitting down for the night to watch a new episode of “Friends.” Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey. Everyone seemed to have a favorite. But there was a seventh “friend” who was in over half of the aired episodes. …more

Erectile Dysfunction Basics

By: | Posted on: 22 Oct 2021

ED is very common and can be a result of health problems, emotional issues or both. While men may have some problems with erections from time to time, ED that happens on a regular basis with sex is not normal and should be treated.…more

Prostate Cancer: Early Detection for Higher Risk Patients

By: | Posted on: 15 Oct 2021

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer for men. For early stages of prostate cancer, symptoms may not be present, so it may be hard to know if you are at risk. …more

Breast Cancer Survivor Cares for Father with Prostate Cancer

By: | Posted on: 08 Oct 2021

Being a cancer survivor comes with a powerful journey. It also allows you to have a personal connection with cancer, to know what to expect and to know how to manage life moving forward. Strength comes from the support and love from people around you. For breast cancer survivor, Lillie Shockney, she knows how a patient’s quality of life can change life for better or worse. …more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Through Good Food and Health!

By: | Posted on: 01 Oct 2021

Americans have enjoyed tasty foods from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Latin America for decades. Tacos are now more popular in America than hotdogs! Latin music, dance, festivals, sports and the Spanish language are part of our American image. These traditions are part of a healthy life.…more

Prostate Cancer: Genetic Testing

By: | Posted on: 29 Sep 2021

It can be helpful to learn about genetic testing to better prevent, detect and/or treat prostate cancer. Genetic testing helps doctors learn about a gene(s) and its role in disease.…more

One Man's Story of Surviving Prostate Cancer and Helping Others

By: | Posted on: 24 Sep 2021

When I was 55 years old, I had a slightly elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) of a little over 5. I went ahead and had a biopsy. The biopsy came back negative. I assumed I was fine; I felt fine.…more

Urologist Who Treated Prostate Cancer Becomes Patient and Fights Back

By: | Posted on: 17 Sep 2021

In 2018, Chesapeake Urology’s main event to raise funds was renamed the Dr. Sanford J. Siegel Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to honor its founder who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and fighting the very disease he set out to beat. Finding a cure and reaching out to more men with free screenings for early detection became very personal for Dr. Siegel.…more

Finding Relief Through Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 09 Sep 2021

Tammy* is a 38-year-old woman. She has suffered for many years with pain in her lower abdomen. As a child she was told she had “lots of bladder infections” and was given antibiotics. But, the medications still didn’t help. …more

Shared Decision Making After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Craig was on his way to lunch when he received the call from his doctor saying, "Craig, we found cancer." At the age of 67, Craig was healthy, active and enjoying his retirement. When he began feeling the need to use the restroom more often, he decided to visit a urologist. …more

UrologyHealth extra® Fall Issue 2021 – Feel Younger with a Healthy Pelvic Floor

By: | Posted on: 27 Aug 2021

This fall issue covers many conditions in urology about pelvic floor health, such as pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and urine leaks (incontinence), just to name a few. These mostly affect women, but can also affect men as well. …more

Helping the World of Urology with Miles for a Mission!

By: | Posted on: 18 Aug 2021

Help us to “help the world of urology” by pledging to run, bike or even swim with Miles for a Mission! Funds raised will go to the Urology Care Foundation’s Humanitarian Endowments, which supports urologic healthcare missions in underserved parts around the world. …more

Advanced Prostate Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 13 Aug 2021

Prostate cancer is called advanced when it spreads beyond the prostate or returns after treatment. There are four stages of prostate cancer, with the last two stages as more advanced. Stage III is “locally advanced” where cancer has spread outside the prostate but only to nearby tissues. Stage IV is “advanced” where cancer has spread outside the prostate to other parts of the body.…more

Urology for Kids

By: | Posted on: 06 Aug 2021

You’ve just learned your family should think about making a visit to see a pediatric urologist. So, what is a pediatric urologist and how are they able to help kids? …more

Kidney Stones Over the Years: A Survivor Shares His Story

By: | Posted on: 30 Jul 2021

Kim, a 75 year-old retired university professor, has lived with stones for over 25 years. In 1989, Kim had his first stone surgery, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). This was an old way to treat stones.…more

Kidney Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 23 Jul 2021

Kidney cancer is very common and, while it affects mostly men and the elderly, it is helpful for all to know the basics. The earlier kidney cancer is found, the better chances of survival. …more

Survivor Stories | Do you have a story to share?

By: | Posted on: 16 Jul 2021

Every person who faces a urologic condition has a unique story to tell. Whether you are a patient, caregiver or family member – you are a survivor and sharing your story can make a difference in your own life as well as to others going through the same thing.…more

Bladder Cancer: Genetic and Biomarker Testing

By: | Posted on: 09 Jul 2021

Other types of testing to help find and treat bladder cancer may include genetic and biomarker testing. Learn more about genetic and biomarker testing for bladder cancer with these resources. …more

The Courage to Try New Treatment Options Brings Success

By: | Posted on: 02 Jul 2021

In August of 2018, Kristine woke up in the middle of the night with bladder pain and an urgency to go to the bathroom. She went to the doctor and was told she had a urinary tract infection (UTI) and was prescribed an antibiotic to take for three days. …more

Young Cancer Survivor Encourages Men to Pay Attention to Their Bodies and Get Checked

By: | Posted on: 30 Jun 2021

In late 2016, 24-year-old Steven from Virginia Beach, Virginia noticed that his left testicle seemed to be growing. It was tender and hurt when he touched it, but being young, he never thought it was anything serious.…more

A Student Battles Chronic Bladder Pain and Finally Finds Relief

By: | Posted on: 25 Jun 2021

Annika was 16 and working late on a school assignment. When she got up the next day to hand it in, she felt pain in her bladder and the sudden urge to urinate over and over. She went to the doctor to get tested to see if she had a urinary tract infection (UTI). It came back negative. …more

Vasectomy Basics

By: | Posted on: 17 Jun 2021

Vasectomy is a minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Vasectomy reversals are for men who have had a vasectomy and then decide they want to father a child. …more

Early-stage Prostate Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 11 Jun 2021

Prostate cancer is when abnormal cells form and grow in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer stays “localized” when cancer cells are found only in the prostate or even a little bit beyond it, but do not move to other parts of the body. If the cancer moves to other parts of the body, it is called “advanced” prostate cancer. …more

Writer Turned Pioneer Advocate Leads the Way Down a New Path Taking Charge of Prostate Cancer

By: | Posted on: 04 Jun 2021

Howard Wolinsky, a Chicago-based freelance medical journalist, was the Chicago Sun-Times health writer for nearly 30 years. He has spent his career asking questions and investigating. So, in 2010 when he was told he had prostate cancer, followed days later with a recommendation to have surgery, he was stunned and needed to know more.…more

UrologyHealth extra® - Summer Issue 2021: Opening the Dialogue about Urologic Topics

By: | Posted on: 28 May 2021

Some urologic topics may seem tough to talk about with others or your doctor. Our latest issue of UrologyHealth extra® may help you learn more about urologic issues to start creating a dialogue around these topics. …more

Celebrating Victories and Hope for the Future

By: | Posted on: 21 May 2021

Happily married and living a full life, Marguerite had her first urinary tract infection (UTI), at the age of 35, but it wasn’t her last. …more

Bladder Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 14 May 2021

The bladder is found in the pelvis and plays a large role in a person’s body by storing urine (liquid waste made by the kidneys) before it leaves the body. Each layer of the bladder is made up of many types of cells. Most bladder cancers start within the inside lining of the bladder. These resources can be used to help you learn more about bladder cancer.…more

The Ever-changing Relationship with my Angry Bladder

By: | Posted on: 07 May 2021

Right out of college and after a move from upstate New York to Virginia I began my new life. I was living in a small apartment, working temporary jobs to pay the bills, but I was young, healthy and happy. After a year, I landed a full-time job at a publishing company and finally felt like I was getting settled. That is when my health started to become an issue in my day to day life. …more

Ureteral Stents What You Should Know

By: | Posted on: 26 Apr 2021

Our fact sheet and video may help you learn more about ureteral stents so you know what to expect. Learn about stents, how they feel, how they are removed, what’s normal and when to call a doctor if you feel concerned.…more

A Mothers Fierce Fight for the Life of her Son

By: | Posted on: 16 Apr 2021

Ritchie is a vibrant nurse and mother of two sons. She has always been very proud of her boys and that pride clearly extended into their adulthood as they each became a father, as well as successful men. At the age of 36, her son Chris, who was athletic, healthy and living a happy life, started feeling pain in his back so he went to see a chiropractor, but the pain didn’t let up. He continued to live with the pain for years. At the age of 38, he started seeing blood in his urine and he felt something was very wrong. …more

Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 02 Apr 2021

We are proud to announce a new podcast series geared toward helping give support, hope and guidance to prostate cancer caregivers. The goal of this “Prostate Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series” is to help others connect with a diverse group of people who have felt the impact of prostate cancer in their lives and empower them on their journey.…more

Remaining Resilient After a Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer During COVID-19

By: | Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

At the age of 34, Megan was a healthy newlywed looking to start a family in a new city. After going through some fertility issues, she had many tests including an abdominal ultrasound. When the results came back, she was told that she had a mass on her kidney. …more

The Basics about Kidney Stones

By: | Posted on: 26 Mar 2021

Kidney stones, medically know as nephrolithiasis (neph-ro-lith-i-asis), is a term many people have probably heard before. You may have dealt with them first-hand, know someone who has dealt with them, or simply heard it in passing. If this is your first time learning about kidney stones, whether for yourself or caring for another…. welcome!…more

Childhood Kidney Cancer Through Joey’s Eyes

By: | Posted on: 19 Mar 2021

Joey was a happy child. At age 10, he was a laid back, popular Boy Scout and violin player who loved school and playing soccer with his friends. During a regular physical, his pediatrician found something hard near his stomach. When he went for further testing, results came back that Joey had a rare form of kidney cancer, stage 4 translocation renal cell carcinoma. …more

Practicing Gratitude Helps Kidney Cancer Patient Find Peace

By: | Posted on: 12 Mar 2021

Salima spent her life raising two kids with her husband and giving back to the communities where she lived. It was her passion to volunteer for various organizations. That passion turned into creating a non-profit that gave back to children diagnosed with cancer.…more

Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Survivor Shares Tips on Gaining Control After a Devastating Diagnosis

By: | Posted on: 05 Mar 2021

Bruce was diligent about preventative care and maintained a healthy and active lifestyle. In his late 40’s, after a family hiking trip, he felt tired and winded. He knew something was wrong and that he needed to find out the cause.…more

African American Men’s Health: 3 Options to Learn about Staying Healthy

By: | Posted on: 25 Feb 2021

Our patient education for African American men may help! With three options - a podcast, a fact sheet and a poster – you can learn more about health screenings, their purpose and their timeline.…more

African American Men Fighting for Prostate Cancer Awareness

By: | Posted on: 15 Feb 2021

During Black History Month, we acknowledge the courage and tenacity of famous African American prostate cancer survivors and applaud their efforts to raise awareness on a world-wide platform during their illustrious careers.…more

Valentine’s Day Getting You Down?

By: | Posted on: 10 Feb 2021

Erectile Dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men and might be a sign of cardiovascular disease…more

5 African American Medical Pioneers Who Changed Healthcare

By: | Posted on: 08 Feb 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the Urology Care Foundation would like to recognize the success of five African American trailblazers who have paved the way for better patient care. Their legacies live on as we celebrate their brave work not just in February, but all year long.…more

The Story of Dr. R. Frank Jones, MD: Medical and Civil Rights Pioneer

By: Casey Callanan | Posted on: 02 Feb 2021

Dr. Richard Francis Jones (R. Frank Jones) became interested in surgery when he was on the operating table in 1916. He spent three weeks in a surgical ward as a patient. After recovering from an inguinal hernia, he decided surgery and medicine was his calling. This would prove historic for medicine and civil rights.…more

Top Ten Urology Care Podcasts of 2020

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

We're proud to share with you the top podcasts of last year! The Urology Care Foundation continued our role as trusted resource for your urologic patient education in 2020. As a friendly reminder, the Foundation's Urology Care Podcast was launched in 2017 while sharing the stories and facts of urology, health and education with some of the top leaders and experts in the field.…more


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