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March is National Kidney Awareness Month: It’s About More Than Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones are often the first thing to come to mind when discussing kidney health. Kidney disease and failure are often overlooked as serious kidney health issues. That’s why March is observed as National Kidney Awareness Month; to create awareness about all types of kidney health issues, their treatment, and prevention.

Why is kidney health so important?

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When the GP says Hematuria

Like the good husband he was, Ron dragged himself to his annual doctor’s appointment, completed the forms, answered the questions and peed in the cup. But something proved little different this year. This year, beyond the usual “eat healthy and exercise more” that he kept meaning to do, the doctor reviewed the results of his pee-in-a-cup exam,

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Elevated PSA – Urology Austin Takes the Fear Out of Prostate Cancer Screening

There are few things men look forward to less than a prostate screen exam. Screening is looking for cancer (elevated psa) before a person has any symptoms. When abnormal cells or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer by studying things we do and things around us to see if they cause cancer.

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What causes pink or red urine?

We’re all familiar with what urine should look like. We also know that the typical yellow color can vary. Urine may be different depending on the time of day, our activities and our level of hydration. For instance, it tends to be a deeper yellow first thing in the morning. It can also be a darker yellow if you’re doing hard physical labor or participating in physical exercise while not drinking enough water to maintain proper hydration.

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Recovering from your Vasectomy

If you are considering a vasectomy, you will likely find more information than you can digest about the procedure itself and your initial recovery from the procedure. That information may not answer your more pressing questions, namely, when will you be able to resume sexual activity, and when will you be 100% sterile. Both of these questions are easily addressed.

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How Diet Can Help Prevent Kidney Stones

Any patient who has passed kidney stones knows that once you have them you are prone to having additional stones form. Diet is an important consideration when trying to prevent formation of future stones. Although diet is only one component of an overall program to maintain kidney health, it often goes a long way toward kidney stone management.

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When Vasectomy is the Best Family Birth Control

It is pretty easy for most couples to decide when they are ready to stop adding to their family. The problem is often deciding what method of birth control to use. Many forms designed for women use hormones to prevent pregnancy, something that can have long-term health consequences. Tubal ligation is a permanent option for women,

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