Study Offers Greater Insight to the Benefits of Prostate Screening

In 2009, prostate cancer screening trials conducted in Europe found screening reduced deaths from prostate cancer by 21 percent, although the screening did lead to some unnecessary interventions. A second trial conducted in the United States in 2009 found fewer differences in the death rates between men who were randomly assigned to screening and those who were not. (Both reports were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009). (more…)
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Managing Stress Urinary Incontinence

Talking about urinary incontinence, even with your doctor, can be awkward at any age. But according to the Urology Care Foundation, 1 in 3 women will experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in their lifetime, making it a very common health issue. It occurs when an activity, like laughing or coughing, causes urine to leak out. The amount of urine loss can be anything from a few drops to tablespoons or more. (more…)
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The Advantages of Being Physically Active… for Cancer Patients

New research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment, but it can improve how well you function physically and your quality of life. Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center found that at the end of a 3 month study on prostate cancer patients, patients that included exercise and diet in their treatment plan were walking 3 to 4 times more quickly in a timed walk test than the usual care group. In addition, those in the exercise group lost an average of 4 pounds and 1 percent of their body fat, and their quality of life and ability...
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Signs You Need to Visit a Urologist

Taking responsibility for your health (physically, emotionally, and mentally) may seem daunting in the beginning, but it can be incredibly empowering. At UCA, we encourage our patients to be active and involved in every aspect of their health. If you have any ailment (acute or chronic) take charge and get your body and mind back to balance. (more…)
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