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UrologyHealth extra® Winter Issue 2022 – Self-Care Matters Because YOU Matter

By: | Posted on: 02 Dec 2022

This winter issue covers topics around self-care and urologic health. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Ruchika Talwar is to talk about how you can practice self-care in your daily life. Some of the other topics we explore are mindfulness, blood in the urine, bladder and bowel dysfunction and drinking water.…more

Bladder Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 23 Nov 2022

We are proud to announce a new podcast series for bladder cancer caregivers. The goal of this “Bladder Cancer Caregiver Podcast Series” is to help provide more understanding, support, hope and guidance for people impacted by bladder cancer, to include friends, family and caregivers.…more

Get Your Head in the Game with the Prostate Health Playbook

By: | Posted on: 18 Nov 2022

In American football, there are many plays that may be used to create a strategy and win the game. Just like in football, when it comes to your health, it is of great value to have your own “game plan” so you can stay on the right track to success. The Urology Care Foundation has put together a Prostate Health Playbook to help people learn about prostate health and relates key concepts to the sport of football.…more

An Interstitial Cystitis Story – Don’t Give Up Hope

By: | Posted on: 11 Nov 2022

Shane is a 61-year-old artist who lives in Summerville, South Carolina. Shane spent many years going to his doctor for urinary tract infections that he kept getting. After a while, there was no infection found, but he still had a lot of vaginal pain and still had to pass urine often. Shane is also female to male transgender.…more

Let's Talk Bladder Health!

By: | Posted on: 04 Nov 2022

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, a time to help people learn and talk about their bladder health. There are many bladder conditions, such as incontinence, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections, just to name a few. Our Bladder Health Info Center is a great place to learn more.…more

Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

By: | Posted on: 28 Oct 2022

This recipe is low in salt, high in fiber and tastes like dessert! It is an easy microwave recipe that will satisfy your hunger in the morning and keep you full until lunchtime. You can even make this a quick afternoon snack!…more

Health Literacy Month: How to Talk to Your Doctor

By: | Posted on: 21 Oct 2022

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the value in making health information easy to understand and able to be accessed by all people. By having a more knowledge of your own health, you can help bridge the gap between patient, caregiver and doctor.…more

Vegetable Chiampotta Recipe by Celebrity Chef Frank Pellegrino Jr.

By: | Posted on: 14 Oct 2022

Food is a great way to bring people together and share memories! This yummy recipe was the favorite of one of Chef Frank Pellegrino Jr.’s dear friends while he was going through chemotherapy. Whether you want to bring comfort to a friend, sit around the table with family or just enjoy a tasty meal, this dish will make your taste buds smile! …more

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Emotional Wellness Month is Here!

By: | Posted on: 07 Oct 2022

Emotional wellness can affect your life in many ways such as relationships, work and overall mental health. We all go through hard times in our life, which can cause many levels of stress. When it comes to your overall health, it is of great value to think about not just your physical health, but also your mental health. Mental and emotional stress can show up in our lives as physical pain, a weak immune system and unhealthy habits, just to name a few. …more

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Podcast Series

By: | Posted on: 30 Sep 2022

The goals of this podcast series are to help others learn how BPH is diagnosed and treated, provide patient stories of the BPH journey and highlight key questions patients may have for their doctor.…more

NEW Adult Gender Health Resources Now Available

By: | Posted on: 23 Sep 2022

When it comes to health, every person deserves to have access to free resources to help them learn more. The Urology Care Foundation has created a series of five fact sheets on Adult Gender to provide patients and caregivers with information to help better guide and support them in their health. …more

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

By: | Posted on: 16 Sep 2022

For all men, it is of great value to learn the best ways to stay healthy. But, did you know Latino men are at higher risk for many health issues? New English and Spanish resources are now available to help support Latino men’s health with three options - a podcast, a fact sheet and a poster.…more

Don’t Be Shy – Let’s Talk About Sexual Health

By: | Posted on: 09 Sep 2022

Sexual health may be a topic people shy away from talking about with others. We tend to keep this part of our life private. But really, sexual health may be key for our relationships and self-esteem. There are a number of urologic conditions that can affect a person’s sexual health, such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections, incontinence and more. Learning about sexual health can help you feel in control and find what works best for you to life your best life.…more

Let’s Talk Prostate Cancer!

By: | Posted on: 02 Sep 2022

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to help people learn about prostate cancer and give support to those in need. Our Prostate Cancer Info Center is a great place to learn more. You can download free fact sheets and patient guides, read care blogs and listen to podcasts. …more

UrologyHealth extra® Fall Issue 2022 – The Family Cancer Link

By: | Posted on: 26 Aug 2022

This fall issue covers topics around the link between prostate and breast cancer. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Todd Morgan is how knowing your family history of cancer can help with treatment. Some of the other topics we explore are genetic testing for prostate cancer, life after prostate cancer, active surveillance and starting a family with a history of cancer.…more

World Humanitarian Day – Together We Can Change the World

By: | Posted on: 19 Aug 2022

The Urology Care Foundation is on a global mission to help provide urologic care to people all over the world. To improve health care for urologic patients around the world, the Foundation supports research, provides education and helps to move humanitarian efforts forward. …more

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Recipe

By: | Posted on: 12 Aug 2022

This dish is hearty enough to be eaten as a meal if you double the serving, but it’s niceas a side dish too. The combination of vegetables, orzo, feta, with the crunch of pinenuts, give it an irresistible flavor.…more

Bladder Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 05 Aug 2022

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

Three Cheese Veggie Lasagna Recipe

By: | Posted on: 29 Jul 2022

Lasagna is a food that Americans have adopted from Italy as a family favorite. This three cheese veggie lasagna uses a rich white sauce to add a creamy taste with added calcium. …more

Avoid UTIs and Manage OAB This Summer!

By: | Posted on: 22 Jul 2022

The summer is a time for fun, travel and relaxing! But, if you are someone who suffers from urinary tract infections (UTIs) and/or overactive bladder (OAB), the summer may be a time where you notice more symptoms. Let’s explore these conditions and how you can avoid and manage them while still enjoying your summer!…more

Bedwetting in Children: Planning for Summer Camps and Vacations

By: | Posted on: 15 Jul 2022

Whether your child is going to a daytime summer camp, overnight summer camp or the whole family is taking a vacation, you’ll want your kids to have the best time! One thing that may seem tricky to pack or plan for is what to do if your child has trouble with wetting the bed. But don’t worry! There are things you can do to help prepare you and your child so you can both enjoy your summer!…more

Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer Resources Available in Spanish

By: | Posted on: 08 Jul 2022

The Urology Care Foundation has translated two new prostate cancer materials in Spanish. These resources below can be used to help you learn more basic information about genetic testing for prostate cancer.…more

Peachy Strawberry Slush Drink Recipe

By: | Posted on: 01 Jul 2022

The peach and strawberry flavors are perfect for a summer weekend with friends and family. It’s super easy to make, helps keep you hydrated and helps keep you cool on a hot summer day.…more

Urinary Incontinence Basics

By: | Posted on: 24 Jun 2022

Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine that you can't control. Many people in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence. It prevents adults and children from living the life they want. The fear of being far from a bathroom can limit choices about work and many other things. Check out these resources to learn more.…more

Let's Talk Men's Health!

By: | Posted on: 17 Jun 2022

During the month of June, we are challenging men to “get up and go,” whether it’s going to exercise, getting screened or eating a healthy meal. Education, early detection and regular check-ups could save lives with many health issues facing men.…more

Stay Hydrated this Summer!

By: | Posted on: 10 Jun 2022

Summer is coming! Drinking more fluid is a must to not only stay hydrated but to help fight kidney stones. The best thing you can do to fight kidney stones is to drink more, especially water. Stay hydrated with these ideas and recipes.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Summer Issue 2022 – Travel, Exercise and Your Urinary System

By: | Posted on: 03 Jun 2022

This summer issue covers topics around travel, being active and your urinary system. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Suzette Sutherland is to unpack how travel impacts your urinary system. Some of the other topics we explore include healthy summer habits, kidney stones, incontinence and being active with an ileal conduit.…more

Fruity Ice Pops Recipe

By: | Posted on: 27 May 2022

Start your weekend off with these yummy ice pops! Have picky eaters in your house or just looking for a fun way to cool off? These fruity ice pops make a great treat! You can even mix up the recipe by using other fruits!…more

Ladies, Let’s Talk about Sex: Because Female Sexual Health Matters

By: | Posted on: 20 May 2022

There is no question that there is not a large amount of history when it comes to female sexual health. So ladies, let’s talk about sex, because female sexual health matters.…more

Prostate Cancer: Genomic Testing

By: | Posted on: 13 May 2022

Our genes can tell something about why we get certain diseases. Genomic testing looks at your genes but can also look closely at cancer genes and their behaviors. This helps us see how DNA and genes work within a cell. …more

Let’s Talk Women’s Health!

By: | Posted on: 06 May 2022

May marks the start of Women's Health Month, a time to focus on the health and wellness of women all over the world. This month is a time to help raise awareness of urology-related conditions that affect women, such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, incontinence and interstitial cystitis.…more

International Dance Day: Don’t Let Your Bladder Stop You from Dancing Through Life

By: | Posted on: 29 Apr 2022

April 29th is International Dance Day! When it comes to your health, one of the key factors talked about for living a healthy life is staying active. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. What better way to exercise than to put on your favorite song and move?! …more

Bringing Awareness to Infertility: You Are Not Alone

By: | Posted on: 22 Apr 2022

Infertility is the inability to conceive with your partner after trying for at least a year. It can be an exciting time when a couple decides to start trying for a baby. Bringing new life into the world is a beautiful process and can bring so much joy into a couple’s life. But for those couples who have trouble getting pregnant, this process can bring about more worry along the way.…more

Ginger Carrot Soup by Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

By: | Posted on: 15 Apr 2022

Spring is here! This low-fat soup tastes especially rich, thanks to slowly cooking and then pureeing fresh carrots. Chef Wolfgang Puck loves the spicy-sweet flavor fresh ginger adds. Also, the salt balances the sweet carrots and honey in this recipe, but you can cut back on salt and honey to limit added sodium and sugar.…more

Testicular Cancer Basics

By: | Posted on: 08 Apr 2022

Testicular cancer starts in the male gland known as the testicle or testis. It is most often found in men age 15 to 44 years. It’s pretty rare and very treatable. Early diagnosis can lead to testicular cancer being cured. Risk of death from this cancer is small with treatment. …more

Advanced Prostate Cancer Resources Available in Spanish

By: | Posted on: 06 Apr 2022

The Urology Care Foundation has translated two prostate cancer materials in Spanish. These resources below can be used to help you learn more basic information about advanced prostate cancer.…more

Can You Debunk These Mythbusters in Urology?

By: | Posted on: 01 Apr 2022

Now let’s test your knowledge on these urology mythbusters! Are these true or false? Make your guess and then click on the link to reveal the correct answer and read more!…more

The Smile Under the Mask

By: | Posted on: 25 Mar 2022

As the pandemic went on much longer than we all thought, it became clear that people were starting to miss that human interaction. The feeling from a simple smile was no longer there and we all just wanted a simple, yet safe, way to feel connected to others. There is a phrase that says a simple smile can make someone’s day and that seems to be true now more than ever.…more

National Awkward Moment’s Day: Urology is Not as Awkward as You Think

By: | Posted on: 18 Mar 2022

Urology may seem….well…awkward. It can be awkward to talk about for some people as certain conditions may make people more embarrassed in their daily lives. This National Awkward Moment’s Day, let’s stand together to normalize talking about these conditions. …more

Herbed Salmon with Bok Choy Recipe

By: | Posted on: 11 Mar 2022

March is Kidney Health Month! Using herbs and spices helps reduce salt without missing flavor. This meal will look good, taste great and will be a healthy choice for fighting kidney stones.…more

UrologyHealth extra® Spring Issue 2022 – Caregiving for Urologic Patients

By: | Posted on: 04 Mar 2022

This spring issue covers topics around caregiving for patients with urologic conditions. The focus of our feature article with Dr. Stacy Tanaka is caring for an unborn child with the urologic condition, hydronephrosis. …more

Sunny Oat Breakfast Poppers Recipe

By: | Posted on: 25 Feb 2022

February is National Snack Month! These breakfast poppers can be eaten any time of the day. They are a fun snack that does not call for baking and are both nut free and gluten free. The mixture can be rolled into balls you can “pop” into your mouth. Treat yourself to an afternoon pick me up. Happy snacking!…more

COVID-19 Update: Hope Moving Forward

By: | Posted on: 18 Feb 2022

As we approach the month of March, many people are feeling tired of living in this pandemic for two years. The good news is as spring is right around the corner, the chance to gather outside with warmer weather brings hope to more “normalcy” in our lives. …more

ED and Heart Disease: What’s the Link?

By: | Posted on: 14 Feb 2022

ED, or erectile dysfunction, is when a man finds it hard to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sex. While it is quite common, it can signal an underlying health condition such as heart disease. The link between ED and heart disease may not be obvious, but it is of great value to learn more.…more

The Race for Gold: Winter Olympics and Urologic Injuries

By: | Posted on: 11 Feb 2022

Every four years people from all over the world come together to display their extreme talent at the Winter Olympics. These athletes have been working toward this goal of being at the Olympics for years and sometimes even their entire lives. While being active is of great value to living a healthy life, being part of a sport can put you at higher risk for injury. …more

Black History Month: Leading Healthy Lives

By: | Posted on: 04 Feb 2022

During Black History Month, The Urology Care Foundation is bringing awareness to its resources for Black men and women. Overall health is of great value for all people, but did you know Black men and women are at higher risk for many health issues? We can help change some of the statistics by striving to live healthy.…more

COVID-19 Info Center Available

By: | Posted on: 28 Jan 2022

With the constant changing data on COVID-19, it may be hard to keep up with the latest news from trusted sources. COVID-19 has made an impact our lives across the world for the last couple years. We continue to learn how to go about our lives in a safe way.…more

Hug it out! Urologic Conditions and Keeping Intimacy Alive

By: | Posted on: 21 Jan 2022

Hugging is one of the most basic forms of intimacy within all types of relationships. It can be shared to celebrate joy or comfort sadness. Along with hugging, there are many other ways people can be intimate with one another. Intimacy may not come easy to all people and it can be made harder when a urologic condition is present.…more

Get Proactive this Year with a Health Checklist

By: | Posted on: 14 Jan 2022

Each new year comes with many resolutions both old and new. While you don’t need a new year to start setting or achieving goals, the start of a new year is a great way to set yourself up with a health checklist for the year to make sure certain screenings and routine checkups are scheduled. …more

Hot Spiced Green Tea Recipe

By: | Posted on: 07 Jan 2022

January is National Hot Tea Month! Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world and with this hot spiced green tea recipe we certainly know why! Try this tasty recipe first thing in the morning to start off your day, in the afternoon for a little pick me up or in the evening to wind down from the day.…more


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