Patient News and Notes Archive

Testosterone products can cause venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the veins) even in patients without polycythemia (a blood disorder that increase red blood cell counts), the FDA recently warned.
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A common sign of early kidney disease and risk factor for heart disease often goes undetected and untreated.
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According to studies, sacrospinous ligament fixation and uterosacral ligament suspension are equally effective and safe for women.
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A diet originally designed to lower blood pressure may also be effective for preventing kidney stones, according to a new study.
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Prostate cancer patients who are more active have a known lower risk of cancer recurrence and cancer death than those who get little or no physical activity. However, the reasons for this are unclear. Read entire story

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Symptoms of overactive bladder, or OAB, were reduced in patients who received tibial nerve stimulation. Read entire story

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Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option. Read entire story

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A commonly prescribed drug used to treat enlarged prostates and male pattern baldness now believed to reduce prostate cancer risk. Read entire story

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Urinary tract infections affect over half of all women at some point in life and can be chronic for nearly 25 percent of women. Menopausal women have an increased risk of recurrent urinary tract infections. Read entire story

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A study of 85,000 postmenopausal women found that higher levels of physical activity seemed to lower the risk of kidney stones by as much as 31 percent. Read entire story

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Men 75 and older and African American men diagnosed with asymptomatic, early prostate cancer, have increased odds that their disease is more aggressive. Read entire story

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Although the results are preliminary, a new study opens the discussion about reducing in half the hormonal therapy treatment duration for treatment of prostate cancer. Read entire story

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Eating deep-fried foods on a regular basis may be tied to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study. Read entire story

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According to a new study, the anti-wrinkle treatment Botox can also help patients with urge incontinence reduce their leaking episodes and provide an alternative for the commonly prescribed daily overactive bladder pills. Read entire story.

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Erectile Dysfunction May Be Sign of Cardiovascular Trouble. Since a host of pharmaceuticals were introduced in the late 1990’s to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) the issue has retained its high profile. But it has also helped many men by illuminating other health conditions that are often surprisingly related. Read entire story.

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Force has recommended healthy men should no longer receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as part of routine cancer screening.

UCA disagrees with these recommendations and believes patients need to be informed.  Read entire story.

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Undescended testes in boys may be linked to testicular cancer later in life. Read entire story

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PSA Saves Lives. Large study reinforces power of screening test. Read entire story

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