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Incontinence: Taking Control of an Embarrassing and Potentially Dangerous Medical Condition

(Part 1 of a 3 part blog series)
By Urology Austin’s Jeffrey Kocurek, M.D.

Urinary habits are often taken for granted, but the negative impact that urinary issues have on everyday aspects of quality of life are tremendous.

Urinary incontinence, defined as the unintentional loss of urine, affects 10 to 13 million Americans.

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Testosterone Therapy and Heart Attacks– Don’t Let the Recent Headlines Scare You

Chances are you’ve seen TV commercials and have heard the term “Low-T” – a catch phrase referring to low testosterone. Drug companies have marketed heavily to consumers in recent years, urging men to consider hormones to treat the symptoms of “low T”. And it’s worked.

Testosterone therapy can help men suffering from low sexual desire,

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Dr. David Cuellar talks with ESPN Radio Hosts Bucky & Erin about Movember

ESPN Radio’s Bucky & Erin caught up with Dr. David Cuellar at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to talk about all things Movember. Click here to listen to the audio clip of Dr. Cuellar talking about some very important men’s health issues including prostate, cancer, testicular cancer, and mental illness: Cuellar, Bucky & Erin

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New Study Says Taking Breaks from Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer May Not Be Beneficial

A new study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute looking at more than 1,500 men with metastatic prostate cancer, finds taking periodic breaks from hormonal therapy is less effective than continuous therapy for certain men with the disease.

Approximately 250,000 to 350,000 American men are currently receiving hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. This treatment,

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LUGPA Study Underscores Prostate Cancer Secreening Saves Lives

In a comprehensive study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, PSA screening was shown to reduce the mortality rate of prostate cancer by 29 percent. The Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), representing more than 1,800 urologists, stated that today’s study confirmed what urologists and other healthcare providers have known for years—that PSA-based screening is a critical,

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Urology Austin Physicians Say PSA Test Still Recommended for Men over 40 to Help Detect Prostate Cancer

A few months ago we told you about the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations regarding the potentially life-saving P.S.A test.  They said healthy men should no longer receive the P.S.A. blood test to screen for prostate cancer because generally speaking, it doesn’t save lives and causes unnecessary, potential side effects like pain, impotence and incontinence.

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Prostate Cancer & Obesity: A Deadly Combination

Prostate Cancer and Obesity: A Deadly Combination

That annoying spare tire that some men in Austin have dismissed as an inevitable part of the aging process may also fuel a more dangerous and life threatening situation –  prostate cancer. According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, obese men may carry up to six times more risk for developing this deadly cancer than men of normal weight.

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Dr. Michael Floyd on the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Recommendations

In a previous post we issued a call to action for folks to protest the recent downgrade of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to a “D” status. Urology Austin shares the AUA’s strong conviction that PSA testing to detect prostate cancer can and does save lives, and we continue to recommend that men who expect to live at least 10 more years have this test done.

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Improving Semen Parameters

 

Couples who have been trying to conceive without success, tend to start the diagnosis process with a female fertility evaluation. While important, it’s also crucial to examine the male partner since sperm plays a vital role in the conception process. In reality, a simple semen analysis with provide the physician with important information about sperm counts (concentration),

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