2023 CareBlog Posts
Let’s Hear it For Our Doctors!
You may have heard the phrase “Not all heroes wear capes” and that is true of the work doctors and their teams do daily. Whether you go to the doctor a few times a year for routine checkups, or you are going for a condition or disease, doctors are there to help you learn about your health, answer your questions and help provide options for care as needed.…more
Can Food and Drinks Really Change the Color of Urine?
In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for people to come together for good food and good drinks, some of which follow a green theme. But how do those green food and drinks affect our bodies? Have you ever wondered if colored food and drinks could make your urine turn green too? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one who has thought that before!…more
How Does Calcium Help with Kidney Stones?
You may have heard growing up that milk helps build strong bones and keeps you healthy. But have you heard that milk, and other calcium-rich foods and drinks, can help lower your risk of kidney stones too? It’s true! There are many different types of kidney stones, with 80% being calcium stones.…more
So, You Want to Talk Kidney Health?
Caring about your health means making positive changes in your daily routine. Our kidneys do a lot for our bodies, so let’s learn some of the basics together.…more
Healthy Habits For Your Winter Wellness
Finding healthy habits that you can stick with year-round is a great way to manage your overall health and wellness. When the weather gets cold and winter comes around, it may be harder to keep up those healthy habits. Here are a few tips that may help get you out of that winter slump and stick with a healthy lifestyle.…more
Urology Mythbusters: Truth, Myth or Both?
Ever hear the phrase, “If it’s on the internet, it must be true”? Well, while the internet is a great place to find information, you have to be careful about where that information comes from.…more
Sexual Health Matters: Keeping Intimacy Alive with a Urologic Condition
Your sexual health is a key part of your overall health. But, people often keep this part of our lives quiet. Being more open to talking about your sexual health with your partner and doctors may help you feel better in your relationships and boost your self-esteem.…more
Black History Month: Showing Up For You and Your Health
Did you know Black men and women are at higher risk for many urologic health issues? Let’s change some of the statistics by striving to live healthy. The Urology Care Foundation has recently developed several resources in support of Black men and women’s health that we’d like to share with you in honor of Black History Month.…more
Warm Quinoa & Berry Breakfast Bowl Recipe
These whole-grain breakfast bowls can help fill you up and are super quick to make. Quinoa can also serve as a gluten-free alternative to oatmeal or cereal.…more
The Secret is Out…. We All Poop! Learn the Basics About Constipation and Urine Control
Constipation happens when you go too long without having a bowel movement. There are many causes of constipation. Knowing the cause of your constipation can help find ways to prevent it. and many things that can help maintain healthy bowel habits to prevent constipation.…more
Learn about Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for Prostate Cancer
Hormonal Therapy or Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) is a treatment option usually given together with another therapy for men who choose radiation or men with advanced disease. ADT works by starving prostate cancer cells of testosterone to slow cancer growth. By learning more about ADT for prostate cancer, you may feel more ready to talk with your doctor.…more
The Question “How are you?” – Mental Health and Urology
Anxiety and depression with a urologic condition or disease may be common, but know that there are ways you can find support and feel better. There is a lot involved with health issues and having a good support system is a great place to start. Talk to a friend, family member, your doctor or a trusted professional such as a mental health counselor to help you cope with these changes in life.…more
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