What Your Urologist Can Tell About You From A Urinalysis

What Does Your Urine Say About You? A urinalysis paints your doctor a picture of who you are and what might be going on inside your body. Are you healthy? Are you a safe candidate for surgery? Are you pregnant? Do you have an infection? Do you use drugs? We think you’ll be surprised by

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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 to bring together patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes as a community all with the

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Recognizing National Kidney Month: 7 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease isn’t something that comes up in conversation when discussing ailments. For one reason or another, people often do not realize the severity inherent to kidney problems. In North Carolina, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, kidney cancer specifically is number one!   While Nephrologists are specialists who focus on disorders

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6 Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer

About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis that plays a vital role in male reproduction. More than 3 million cases of prostate cancer are reported in the U.S. each year. There are a lot of

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Preventing and Passing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are mineral deposits that build up over time as the kidneys remove waste products, minerals, and excess water from our blood.

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What to Expect Before, During, and After a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a brief surgical procedure that cuts and seals off the vas deferens through a scrotal opening, which prevents sperm from entering the patient’s semen. A vasectomy is the safest and most effective form of birth control – the chances of getting pregnant after a vasectomy is 1 in 2000. The procedure is

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Importance of Getting your PSA Screening

PSA, or Prostate-Specific Antigen, is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous cells of the prostate gland. A small amount of this protein in the male bloodstream is actually normal as it assists in the process of liquefying semen. Why is a PSA Screening Important? PSA screening is important in identifying prostate cancer early

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Have Difficulty Urinating? What to Do for Urinary Retention

If you are experiencing a weakened stream of urine accompanied by a pressing need to urinate, or the inability to urinate at all, you may be experiencing urinary retention. There are several factors that could be causing this difficulty with urination. You may be able to urinate after following some simple steps, or you may

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6 Superfoods for a Healthy Prostate

The best treatment is prevention! Did you know that eating well could reduce your risk for prostate problems? An enlarged prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is extremely common in older men and can have adverse health symptoms, and let’s not forget about prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers among men.

Understanding the Food Pyramid — New Guidelines

It’s not always a piece of cake to ensure you're getting enough of every food group, but the U.S Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid guidelines make it a lot easier. With these new guidelines, the Department of Agriculture aims to make the pyramid more simple to understand so that you can optimize your health.

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