Urinary & Kidney Health

Find tips for daily living with kidney, bladder, prostate and urethral conditions and learn about treatment breakthroughs, including minimally invasive and scarless options for kidney surgery, from our Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

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4 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants and Dialysis

Tags: dialysis, kidney donation, kidney transplant, kidney treatment, nephrology, organ donation

Many people assume that in treating a failing organ, transplantation is a last resort. Find out why this isn't true, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of both dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.

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Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool? (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, infographic, summer, summer safety, swimming, urine

Using the pool as your toilet: simply gross or a health hazard? Our Cleveland Clinic experts weight in on this predicament.

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Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: Heart Care, Urology

Tags: cardiology, cleveland clinic in the news, heart surgery, news, U.S. News rankings, urology, us news rankings

Cleveland Clinic is ranked the No.1 hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery as well as urology, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2013-2014.”

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3 Prostate Cancer Myths

Tags: health screenings, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening

Eric Klein, MD, dispels common myths about prostate cancer, including misconceptions about prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) testing and prostate surgery.

Kidney pain

If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.

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How Men Can Safeguard Sexual Health (Infographic)

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, genital warts, health screenings, herpes, herpes zoster virus, infographic, STD, STI, testicle, testicular cancer, Type 2 diabetes

Men may be reluctant to see a doctor, especially for sexual health issues. However, it is critical to be proactive to catch problems early. Find simple ways to safeguard a man's sexual health.

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Kidney Transplant: Life-Changing Care for Chronic Disease

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney transplant

Cleveland Clinic’s expanding kidney transplant program, streamlined waiting times and other innovations are improving access to this life-changing surgery.

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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.

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You, Your Breathing and Belly Fat (Video)

Tags: cancer, diabetes, diet, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, video, weight loss

Abdominal fat increases your risk for developing life-threatening diseases. It also affects your breathing. Discover how belly fat affects your lungs in this video from Michael Roizen, MD, Wellness Institute Chair, and get some inspiration for trimming your waistline.