Urodynamic Testing:
Complex Name, Simple Procedure

Urodynamics determines how well the bladder is functioning and measures its ability to retain and expel urine. Why would you need Urodynamic Testing? Urodynamic testing becomes a viable option when other tests do not determine the cause of incontinence. It may also be done when the involuntary release of urine becomes more severe. It is suspected that there may be multiple causes of the incontinence. Those considering surgery may also be asked to complete urodynamic testing. “Most of this type of testing focuses on the bladder’s ability to hold and completely empty urine at a steady pace,” ...

Pelvic Organ Prolapse:
What Women Need to Know

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the tissue and muscles of the pelvic floor no longer support the pelvic organs, causing them to drop (prolapse) from their normal position. The pelvic organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. The bladder is the most commonly involved organ in pelvic organ prolapse. Supporting muscles and tissue of the pelvic floor may become torn or stretched because of labor or childbirth, or may weaken with age. Other risk factors include genetic predisposition, connective tissue disorder, obesity and frequent constipation. Many women ha...

Eating Right for Good Kidney Health

By far the most important and effective way to prevent kidney stones is to consume lots of fluids. Research shows that those who drink more than 2.5 liters per day are 40 percent less likely to experience a kidney stone than those who drink less. Water is the best fluid source, but other drinks, including caffeine, also contribute to reduction of risk. Citrus juices, in particular, can be beneficial – including squeezing a lime, lemon, or orange into your water. Liquids that are not recommended are sugary drinks such as soda and fruit punch. "The number one risk factor for kidney stones is ...

Join Us On Father’s Day – June 18:
UCA Helps Raise Awareness for Prostate Cancer Research

Prostate Cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer impacting American men. In 2017, approximately 220,000 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 27,000 will die from the disease. New Jersey has the third highest incidence per capita of prostate cancer in the US. Even worse, in African American men, the incidence is roughly 60% higher than those of white or Asian men. There is good news however. The 5-year survival rate for men whose prostate cancer is detected early is nearly 100% and 93% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will live 10 years or more. Education, a...

The UCA Prostate Cancer Center:

Advances in Radiation Therapy Offer Precise Targeting of Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men accounting for about a third of all cancers in the US. The diagnosis is only the beginning of a journey in understanding the complexity of prostate cancer and the variety of treatments offered. Unlike other cancers, which involve a more straightforward approach in the treatment process, there are several options available to treating prostate cancer. Those options are also very unique to the individual, depending on their age, lifestyle, and other medical considerations. ...