What The Color of Your Urine Says About You

Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. The color, density and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of our health. Here, for starters, are some of the things you can tell from the hue of your liquid excreta.  

New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Oh, the world can be cruel. Those guys out there who want to be fathers, we’re sorry to report on a new study suggesting that bacon may hurt your fertility. Recently published research suggests that men who eat more processed meats – including hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as bacon – might have a … Read More

Kidney Breakthroughs: A Visual History

Explore the breakthroughs that have shaped our knowledge of kidneys — including transplantation and the work of researchers to find effective ways to manage kidney donation. This timeline looks back on the last half century, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of Cleveland Clinic’s first kidney transplant.

SBRT: Faster Prostate Cancer Treatment (Video)

Sometimes you don’t have time to waste. One busy man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer wasn’t interested in going through lengthy treatments to take care of the problem. So, Alan Briggs, a 69-year-old from Ohio, elected to get the job done quickly with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a more potent, targeted prostate cancer … Read More

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (Video)

If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, there may be several ways to go with treatment. Some types are potentially 100 percent treatable and curable. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks about the range of options prostate cancer patients have when deciding on treatment, or even if treatment is needed (it may not always … Read More

What to Expect During a Prostate Biopsy (Video)

A biopsy to test for prostate cancer is a painless, outpatient procedure that only takes an hour or so. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks you through the steps taken during the procedure. Dr. Modlin talks about: The ultrasound procedure that images your prostate How the urologist gets samples of your tissue to be sent to … Read More

‘New Ground’: Dietary Fats, Prostate Cancer Linked

New research shows men diagnosed with prostate cancer can make small dietary changes that are associated with their cancer survival and overall health. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found that replacing just 10 percent of carbohydrates with vegetable fats was associated with a 29 percent … Read More

Mutation Found in Deadliest Prostate Cancer

A Cleveland Clinic researcher has discovered a genetic mutation in a drug-resistant, often deadly form of prostate cancer. The discovery may lead to new drug therapies to block the growth of the cancer. Nima Sharifi, MD, the Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic, led the research which found the mutation that … Read More

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A Diet to Prevent Kidney Stones: Foods Vary

People who have suffered through the pain of passing a kidney stone might be all too eager to eliminate any and all foods from their diets that have been linked to kidney stones. However, experts say this isn’t a good approach. “Unless your doctor suggests you should avoid certain foods, your prevention attempts may limit … Read More

Should Prostate Cancer Always Be Treated?

The decision on whether to actively treat prostate cancer in certain patients can be controversial. Some doctors question the wisdom of giving advanced treatment to some older patients. These patients may have a low risk of dying from the cancer itself — and little chance the treatment will provide benefit. Dying with prostate cancer rather … Read More