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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.

Nutrition / Diet
Can you take too much magnesium?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PST
Magnesium is essential for health, but taking too much can cause problems, including digestive issues, lethargy, and an irregular heartbeat. In rare cases, an overdose can be fatal. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What can make urination painful?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:00 PST
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor.

Urology / Nephrology
Study overturns what we know about kidney stones
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 PST
New research uses cutting-edge technology to study kidney stones. The findings change what we know about their nature, composition, and behavior.

Urinary Tract Infection
Treating urinary tract infections with Cipro
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:00:00 PST
Cipro is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For Cipro to work, people must take the full course of the drug and follow their doctor's instructions. But some people may be at risk of severe side effects if they take Cipro, and they may need to consider alternatives. Learn more here.

Men's Health
Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:00:00 PST
Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study.

Urology / Nephrology
Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PST
New research shows that raising vitamin B-3 levels may benefit patients who have undergone major surgery and are at risk of developing acute kidney injury.

Urinary Tract Infection
What are the symptoms of a UTI in older adults?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PST
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect people at any age. However, UTIs are one of the most common causes of infection in older adults. Symptoms of a UTI in older adults may include restlessness, agitation, and confusion. UTIs are treatable with medication. Learn more about UTIs in seniors here.

Urology / Nephrology
How to do pelvic floor exercises
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 04:00:00 PST
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that supports pelvic organs, including the bladder and bowel. These muscles aid urinary control, continence, and orgasm. In this article, learn how to do four exercises that can help strengthen the pelvic floor, including bridge and squats. We also cover which exercises to avoid.

Pregnancy / Obstetrics
What to do about an evaporation line on a pregnancy test
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 04:00:00 PST
An evaporation line on a pregnancy test is a faint, non-colored line that may appear if a person uses the test incorrectly. In this article, learn to tell the difference between an evaporation line and a positive test result. We also describe how pregnancy tests work and how to prevent evaporation lines from appearing.

Cancer / Oncology
What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:00:00 PST
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Why is my kid's poop green?
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:00:00 PST
Green poop in kids is usually due to something that they ate, such as leafy greens or food coloring. Diarrhea can also cause green poop. Green poop is rarely a need for worry, and in infants, it is a sign that everything is normal. Learn about the reasons for green poop in babies, toddlers, and children here.

Urology / Nephrology
Foods to eat and avoid on a low-purine diet
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:00:00 PST
People who have gout, kidney stones, or a similar disorder can often benefit from following a low-purine diet. Purine is a naturally occurring substance, and too much can lead to a buildup of uric acid. In this article, learn which foods to eat and which to avoid to reduce levels of purine in the body.

Nutrition / Diet
What are the benefits of drinking lime water?
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:00:00 PST
Proper hydration is essential to overall health. Drinking lime water is a great way to keep hydrated, but it may also help in aiding digestion, improving the skin, and helping promote weight loss. To get some of these benefits, simply add a squeeze of juice or a slice of lime to regular water.

Nutrition / Diet
Does the oatmeal diet work for weight loss?
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:00 PST
The oatmeal diet is a fad diet that involves eating only or mostly oatmeal. Advocates claim that it can help a person to lose weight quickly, but no evidence suggests that it safe or effective in the long term. Learn about the potential benefits and risks of the oatmeal diet in this article.

Urology / Nephrology
What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:00:00 PST
Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here.