Pancreas Transplants for Type 1 Diabetics

If you have type 1 diabetes, it might be hard to imagine life without insulin, but it’s possible for some patients with a novel treatment option: a pancreatic transplant. A successful pancreatic transplant gives patients freedom from insulin and intensive glucose monitoring. “It’s an excellent option for patients who have failed intensive medical therapy for type … Read More

The Amazing History of Kidney Treatment (Slideshow)

What has shaped our knowledge of kidney health and helped researchers find effective ways to manage chronic kidney disease? Innovation can be quirky — like the experimental use of a washing machine as a dialysis machine. This slideshow spans the century and explores how medical discoveries are found and developed — and how Cleveland Clinic … Read More

Prostate Cancer: Surgeon’s Skill Matters Most

When it comes to prostate cancer surgery, the experience and skill of the surgeon may have a bigger impact on the outcome than how the surgery was performed. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic urologist studied people who had robotic versus “open” surgery for prostate cancer to see who had better outcomes. Researchers … Read More

Kidney Donation Just Got Safer

Donating a kidney just got even safer. New requirements — in effect as of Feb. 1, 2013 — further protect people who are willing to be living kidney donors. Concerns about what happens to donors after donating their kidneys prompted the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), which manages the transplant system, to establish new … Read More

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September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together risk, diagnosis and treatment information to help you better understand this condition. We’ve included a risk assessment tool, treatment guide and information about a free cancer answer line staffed by oncology nurses who can answer your questions.   Explore Health Hub Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Prostate Cancer

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about prostate cancer? Andrew Stephenson, MD, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat … Read More

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the Hype

A healthy lifestyle can reduce our risks of developing chronic health problems, including some cancers. Men who want to improve their odds of avoiding prostate cancer may be interested in trying dietary supplements and vitamins.   Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urology & Kidney Institute Chairman Eric Klein, MD, weighs in on eight things believed to prevent … Read More

Prostate Cancer Screening: When Should You Be Tested?

For a lot of men, entering middle age used to be fairly straightforward when it came to their health: 1. Eat less, exercise more. 2. Get a colonoscopy. 3. Schedule your first prostate cancer screening. Recently, things got a bit muddled when a group of doctors recommended against the popular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test which … Read More

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Vasectomy Reversals Are More Common

If the increase in vasectomy reversals Edmund Sabanegh, MD, has seen at the Cleveland Clinic is any indication, the nation’s well-being is on the upswing. Requests for the procedure have risen 82 percent in three years.  “People are thinking more about having children and having the financial means to undertake this procedure,” Dr. Sabanegh says, … Read More

You Can Treat Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be a tough topic to bring up in the doctor’s office, but if you’re constantly leaking or consistently needing to rush to the bathroom, getting help might be easier than you think. Cleveland Clinic’s Courtenay Moore, MD, one of the only 30 board-certified, fellowship-trained women in female urology in the United States, … Read More