Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Urology
BALTIMORE, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men, both in the United States and worldwide. In 2019, nearly 175,000 US men will be told they have prostate cancer – that is one new case every 3 minutes. Globally, the number increases to one new case every 41 seconds. Early detection is key to living prostate cancer free, which is why the American Urological Association (AUA) and Urology Care Foundation are gearing up for September – Prostate Cancer Awareness month – to raise awareness about the disease and encourage men to know their risk and talk to their doctor. "Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men," said Harris M. Nagler, MD, President of the Urology Care Foundation.…
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AUA Applauds Introduction Of USPSTF Transparency & Accountability Act Of 2019

Urology
LINTHICUM, Md., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to preserving men's access to prostate cancer screening, the American Urological Association (AUA) today applauded the introduction of H.R. 3534, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Transparency & Accountability Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL-1), Phil Roe, MD (R-TN-1), Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL-2) and Judy Chu (D-CA-27). A Senate companion bill is expected to be introduced later this year. The AUA remains concerned about the lack of transparency in the USPSTF's review process, as well as the effect that a number of its recommendations have on limiting access to preventive care. The amount of influence that the USPSTF's recommendations have over Americans' preventive health decisions necessitates that its review process…
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June Is National Men’s Health Month

Urology
LINTHICUM, Md., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- June is National Men's Health month, a time of year when the Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, raises awareness about such urology-related conditions as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other conditions men face that can have an impact on their overall health. Using the following weekly themes, the Foundation aims to connect, educate and inspire men across the country to talk to their doctor and learn more about their risk for being diagnosed with certain conditions or disease and take an active role in managing their health.   June 1–8 | Prostate CancerJune 9 –15 | Erectile Dysfunction/InfertilityJune 16–22 | Bladder Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Kidney Cancer June 23–30 | BPH, Prostatitis, Incontinence & Nocturia "When men have the…
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AUA Announces Newest Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow

Urology
BALTIMORE, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that Daniel Frendl, MD, PhD, has been named the 2019-2020 H. Logan Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow. This fellowship is designed to prepare and educate urology residents and fellows in the legislative aspect of health policy. As the AUA's Holtgrewe Fellow, Dr. Frendl will complete a four-week fellowship with a legislative office in Washington, DC, participate in major AUA advocacy initiatives, including the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and meetings of the AUA's Public Policy Council and Legislative Affairs Committee. He also will attend the Brandeis University Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy & Management. "Dr. Frendl brings to this position a strong passion for policy issues, and even as a student demonstrated a strong commitment to working on behalf…
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Studies Bring Focus To Impact Of Urologic Disease On Mental, Emotional Health

Urology
CHICAGO, May 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The burden of urologic disease can affect not only a patient's physical health, but also their emotional and mental health. Five new studies being presented this year at the AUA Annual Meeting in Chicago demonstrate the impact of male-factor infertility, as well as treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer on emotional and mental health. These studies will be presented during a special session for media on Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. Mayo Clinic urologist Dr. Tobias Kohler, chair of the AUA Public Media Committee, will moderate this session. Abstracts presented include: Publication # PD29-04Qualitative Assessment of Male Partner Needs Among Infertile Couples Male partners react to an infertility diagnosis differently if male-factor infertility is the cause, and could benefit from specific…
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New Studies Highlight Need For Focus On Women’s Pelvic Health And Care For Voiding Disorders

Urology
New Studies Highlight Need For Focus On Women's Pelvic Health And Care For Voiding Disorders CHICAGO, May 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Female pelvic health can impact a woman's overall wellness, and conditions such as voiding dysfunction and sexual pain can have significant impacts on quality of life. Three new studies being presented during the American Urological Association (AUA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago bring light to a need for a comprehensive approach to pelvic floor care, attention to symptoms and patients' adherence to treatment. These abstracts will be presented to the media during a special session for media on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Dr. Brian Stork, Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan, will moderate the session. Abstracts presented include: Publication # PD20-05Risk Factors For Dyspareunia…
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7 Causes of Painful & Burning Urination in Men

Men's Health, Urology
We can learn a lot about our bodies based on the waste we excrete. Often times an uncomfortable or messy bowel movement provides insight as to something may be wrong with your digestive tract. The same can easily be said about urination. Painful or burning urination is typically a sign something in the urinary tract is not functioning properly. A problem more apparent in older men, dysuria (painful urination) affects tens of thousands of Americans every year with many potential causes of this uncomfortable condition. Below are 7 causes of painful urination in men. The Common Causes of Painful Urination Sexually Transmitted Infection Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) commonly affect the urinary tract and can cause pain or burning when urinating. The most common of STIs that cause burning include chlamydia,…
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Food and Diet Tips to Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones, Urology
Kidney stones affect one in ten people over the course of a lifetime, and can even occur multiple times. Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the US, particularly among women ages 18 to 39. Knowing how kidney stones form and how to prevent them is the first step you can take to avoid this painful condition. To help you stay stone-free, here are some food and diet tips for preventing kidney stones. Hydrate Regularly Drinking enough water is the most important thing you can do to prevent kidney stones, with many healthcare professionals recommending that you drink six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of it every day. Staying hydrated allows your kidneys to function smoothly at full capacity. Other studies have shown that being…
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What to Know About Low Testosterone

Men's Health, Testosterone, Urology
What is Testosterone? Testosterone (T) is a hormone produced by the human body. Mainly produced by men in the testicles, testosterone affects a man’s appearance and sexual development. Testosterone is also responsible for the stimulation of sperm production, which activates the male sex drive, as well as muscle and bone mass. Production typically decreases with age and occurs in 3 out of 10 men typically in their 70s and 80s. A blood test called a serum testosterone test can be used to determine your level of circulating testosterone. Estimations are considered low when levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Low Testosterone Symptoms A range of symptoms can occur if testosterone production drops below normal. Signs of low T are often subtle but should not go overlooked. Here’s what…
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Advantages of GAINSWave Technology Over Other ED Treatments

Men's Health, Urology
GAINSWave Quick Facts GAINSWave is a proven protocol for men that utilizes low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to improve sexual performance. When applied to the soft tissue of male genitalia, shockwave therapy promotes the repair of existing blood vessels and the creation of new blood vessels. This procedure increases blood in the penis- resulting in stronger, harder, and more sustainable erections. Benefits of GAINSWave Therapy By expanding existing blood vessels and generating new ones, GAINSWave can help improve blood flow to the penis. One of the greatest benefits of increased blood flow is the relief of Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease symptoms. Additionally, better blood flow can decrease the refractory period, provide increased sensitivity and orgasms, and improve sexual performance. GAINSWave vs Other ED Treatments GAINSWave surpasses other erectile dysfunction treatments…
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