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Urology / Nephrology
What causes dark urine?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PST
A variety of issues can cause dark urine, including foods, medication, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes and their treatments in this article.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes cloudy urine?
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PST
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

Urology / Nephrology
New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:00:00 PST
Despite the prevalence of kidney stones, it is still difficult to predict who will experience recurrence. A new tool promises to make prediction easier.

Cancer / Oncology
Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:00:00 PST
Bacillus CalmetteGuerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a persons bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here.

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs
How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:00:00 PST
The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
These immune cells renew themselves after acute kidney injury
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 PST
A new study in mice finds that after acute kidney injury, kidney-resident macrophages reprogram to a state that is similar to those in newborn mice.

Sexual Health / STDs
Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications in males.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes bladder pain?
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
Bladder pain may occur due to interstitial cystitis, a bladder infection, bladder cancer, or kidney stones. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of bladder pain.

Urology / Nephrology
Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PST
A recent study concludes that drinking soda following physical exertion might cause further dehydration and could even cause kidney damage.

Urology / Nephrology
Uses and types of urinary catheter
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
A person may need to use a urinary catheter if they have problems passing urine. There are several types of catheter, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about urinary catheters, and what to expect when using them, here.

Women's Health / Gynecology
Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
La vaginosis bacteriana es la infeccin vaginal ms comn. Qu la causa, funcionan los remedios caseros? En este artculo responderemos estas preguntas y ms.

Urology / Nephrology
Trece remedios caseros y naturales para los clculos renales
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
Los clculos renales se producen cuando los minerales y las sales forman depsitos duros en los riones. A continuacin, veremos 13 remedios caseros para ayudar a controlar los sntomas.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Causes of abdominal pain and chills
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:00:00 PST
The causes of stomach pain and chills include gastroenteritis, salmonella, and even the common cold. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about these, and the other causes of stomach pain and chills, here.

Urology / Nephrology
Abdominal pain and painful urination causes
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 06:00:00 PST
Pain in the abdomen and pain while urinating can result from a range of issues, including a urinary tract infection. Learn more about the potential causes here.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What is bowel obstruction?
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 12:00:00 PST
A bowel obstruction occurs when something blocks part of the small or large intestine. This blockage can be a serious problem if it is left untreated, so a person should speak to a doctor if they experience any of the symptoms. Learn more about these symptoms, the causes, treatment options, and diet tips here.

Urology / Nephrology
What is the normal pH range for urine?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:00:00 PST
The acidity of urine varies greatly depending on a persons diet and any medical conditions they may have. In this article, we discuss the normal pH range for urine, and what abnormal test results might mean.

Urinary Tract Infection
Can D-mannose treat a UTI?
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:00:00 PST
D-mannose is a type of sugar that researchers believe may help treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn more about the studies, conclusions, and possible dosage here.

Blood / Hematology
What are the symptoms of low sodium levels?
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:00:00 PST
Low sodium in the blood can cause confusion, lethargy, and nausea. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about low sodium levels, risk factors, prevention and treatment here.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:00:00 PST
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
What are bone metastases in prostate cancer?
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:00:00 PST
When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here.

Lupus
What is lupus?
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST
Lupus is a complex and potentially serious autoimmune condition. It has a variety of symptoms and can affect different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, but new scientific discoveries are making early diagnosis easier. Treatment can provide effective ways to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Liver Disease / Hepatitis
What to know about late-stage hepatitis C
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 PST
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the disease. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about gallbladder removal
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:00:00 PST
A doctor may recommend gallbladder removal if other treatments do not provide relief from the symptoms of gallstones. Learn about the procedure and recovery here.

Pharmacy / Pharmacist
Anticholinergic drugs: What to know
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PST
Anticholinergic drugs can help treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinsons disease. In this article, learn about the different types of anticholinergic drugs and their possible side effects.

Urology / Nephrology
'Anti-aging molecule' could improve liver and kidney treatments
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PST
Blocking an enzyme that limits the activity of the 'anti-aging molecule' NAD+ could be a way to protect the liver and kidneys from damage, study suggests.