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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3 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Tags: cancer, prostate cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer, certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, Find out what you need to know, including three ways to lower your risk.


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4 Questions You May Have About Kidney Stones

Tags: kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney treatment

Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Find answers to four common questions about kidney stones.


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Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Tags: prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate gland, prostate screening

Men often are reluctant to see a doctor when they notice a change in their bathroom habits. But It's important for men to see a urologist and deal with prostate and other urologic issues sooner than later.


Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones: 2 Best Prevention Tips Plus Treatment Options

Tags: dehydration, family history, kidney stones, sodium, urinary tract infection

Oh, the pain of a kidney stone. They are a common disorder of the urinary tract, but can be quite painful. The good news is that there are steps to help prevent them as well as a variety of treatment options.


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What Your Bladder is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Tags: bladder, incontinence, kidney health, urinary tract infection, urine, urine leakage

How your bladder functions every day can tell you a lot about your overall health. How often you urinate during the day and during the night, the color of your urine and whether you can “hold it” all provide clues.


Kidney

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.


US News Top Four Hospital - Cleveland Clinic

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.