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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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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,” Dr. Klein said. “It’s important for men to pay


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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.


organ transplant process

Will New Rules Change Your Wait for a Kidney or Lung?

Tags: kidney disease, kidney donation, lung transplant, organ donation, organ transplant, transplant, transplant wait list

Kidney transplants are no longer first-come-first-serve. Learn how new rules for matching transplant candidates and donors may affect your wait.


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Bladder Cancer: Your Personal Risk and How to Reduce It

Tags: bladder, bladder cancer, cancer, chemical exposures, geriatric, geriatric health, healthy diet, quit smoking, smoking

Age and a number of other factors can greatly increase bladder cancer risk. A Cleveland Clinic oncologist talks about this cancer and how you can reduce risk.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.