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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Is DIY Dialysis for You? Explore Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney dialysis, kidney disease

Learn to do home dialysis, and avoid the revolving door of the dialysis center. You could benefit from shorter, more frequent dialysis while relaxing at home. Explore two types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.


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Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.


6 Intimate Health Facts That Every Man Should Know

6 Intimate Health Facts That Every Man Should Know

Tags: erectile dysfunction, health screenings, incontinence, kidney stones, medications, prescriptions, prostate cancer, STDs, testicular cancer, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Let's face it, men: It's tough keeping on top of all the health and medical advice out there. We've put together a list of timeless tips that can help keep you on top of your health game.


Men: Protect Your Health In 4 Simple Steps

Men: Protect Your Health in 4 Simple Steps (Infographic)

Tags: erectile dysfunction, genital warts, infographic, prostate cancer, self-exam, STI, testicular cancer

About one in 250 men will develop testicular cancer in their lifetime, while one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. “Men are sometimes reluctant to see a doctor for any number of reasons, ranging from embarrassment to simply not making the time for their personal health,” says Eric Klein, MD,  Chairman of the Glickman Urological &


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Are You Potty Training Too Soon?

Tags: growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, potty training series

Pushing your child to potty train early can cause bladder issues and other problems. Learn why it’s healthier not to rush.


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Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope

Tags: donor, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney cancer treatment, kidney transplant, organ donor, transplant, transplant wait list

The National Kidney Registry helps find compatible donors for kidney transplant patients — helping hundreds get off the transplant wait list in a fraction of the time.


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New Blood Test Helps You Avoid Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Tags: 4Kscore, biopsy, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate screening, prostate-specific antigen, PSA, PSA screening

Cleveland Clinic doctors have started using a new prostate screening test that is more accurate than the PSA blood test. The new 4Kscore test can be used along with the PSA blood test to cut down on unnecessary biopsies.


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7 Secrets to Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

Tags: kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney health, kidney stones

Learn the 7 secrets to keeping your kidneys healthy from a Cleveland Clinic nephrologist. Find tips that can help whether or not you are at risk for kidney disease.


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How African-Americans Can Get Better Kidney Care

Tags: chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney cancer, kidney failure, kidney transplant, organ donation, organ donor, organ transplant

African-Americans have higher rates of kidney failure but are less likely to get kidney transplants than Caucasian-Americans. Learn why and what you can do about it.


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Men: Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Tags: bladder, bladder infection, botox, multiple sclerosis, overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, stroke, urinary incontinence

From surgical side effects to overactive bladder, there are several causes of male incontinence. Fortunately, multiple treatment options can relieve it.