ZERO Prostate Cancer Race Hosted by USOC

Urology Specialists of the Carolinas: Local Host Sponsor for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Race ZERO is an organization with a mission to end prostate cancer. In 2007, ZERO organized what would become an annual, nationwide run/walk event. This brought together patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes. All with the common goal to

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Why You Should Love Your Kidneys

We love those bean-shaped blood filters because they do so much for you! Kidneys aren't the most glamorous organs in the body. But, there are several reasons why you should appreciate your kidneys and the difficult job they do. These bean-shaped urinary system organs sit opposite each other, each one about the size of a

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How To Support Your Partner Through A Vasectomy Surgery

Having a supportive partner before, during and after vasectomy surgery makes a difference! A vasectomy is a simple surgery during which the small tubes in a man’s scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off so that sperm cannot leave the body. It is a simple, safe, and effective surgical procedure but nonetheless, a

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Top Signs of (and Tips to Avoid) Dehydration

The Weatherman is calling for 80-90 degree days and a lot of sunshine. And this can only mean one thing–summer is officially underway here in the Carolinas. *Que the backyard BBQs, weekend beach trips, days on the boat, and cases of mild to severe dehydration! That’s right, while the summer is a time for fun

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How to: Travel With Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Four Tips to Travel “Accident-Free” With Overactive Bladder (OAB) Symptoms For the 33+ million Americans who suffer from overactive bladder symptoms, the idea of traveling, road trips, and family vacations can seem impossible. The truth is, with some careful planning and a bit of preparation, it’s more than possible! There is no reason to let

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Dr. Thomas Phillips’ Designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence

Press Release: Matthews Urologist Dr. Thomas Phillips’ Designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence Designation Recognizes Dr. Thomas Phillips’ Commitment to Exemplary Care, Deep UroLift Experience Matthews, NC – Urology Specialists of the Carolinas today announced Dr. Thomas Phillips’ has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Phillips has achieved

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A Spotlight on Men’s Health for Men’s Health Month

  A Spotlight on Men's Health for Men's Health Month Guys, June is all about you. It’s Men’s Health Month! The goal of Men’s Health Month is to shed light on preventable health problems and encourage the early detection and treatment of disease and injury.   Health awareness groups all over the country hold screenings,

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10 Testicular Cancer FAQs

10 Frequently Asked Questions Men Have About Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer is a serious matter. The American Cancer Society estimates 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer in the United States for 2018, and 400 of those will result in death. Every 24 hours, 24 men will be diagnosed with, and one man will die of

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The Science Behind a UTI

If you’ve ever experienced a UTI or a urinary tract infection, you know the painful symptoms that are associated with the condition, the process your doctor goes through to diagnose the infection, the antibiotic and natural treatment options, and the measures you should take to prevent the infection from recurring. But, chances are you’re not

Understanding the Different Types of Kidney Stones

What doctors refer to as “nephrolithiasis”, you might know as kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard mineral based masses that typically form in the kidneys or urinary tract and cause an immense amount of pain. About 90% of stones can be treated to pass through the system on their own, but some are too large

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