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April is STI Awareness Month
What are sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?Sexually transmitted infections, also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from person to person through sexual contact. You may have heard of chlamydia, HIV, HPV, genital herpes,...
Preventing and Treating Kidney Stones
Up to 12 percent of Americans are affected by kidney stones.Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. They cause excruciating pain when they pass through your urinary tract. There’s no one sure way to prevent kidney stones, especially if...
What is Penile Cancer?
Penile cancer, or cancer of the penis, is when cells grow out of control on or in a man’s penis. It often starts in skin cells and can work its way inside. It’s rare. But it can be treated, especially if it’s found early on.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
During January, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection and vaccination.
Your Bladder and the Holidays
The holidays may have a bigger impact on our bladder health than you might think.While the holidays are typically a time where we tend to eat and drink sugary things, the season can also cause us to stress out a bit. This time of year is also a busy time for...
November is Bladder Health Month
Two common health problems affecting the bladder are urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB).The Urology Care Foundation and the American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Bladder Health Alliance are drawing on the month of November as a vital...