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

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

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The Dangers of Dieting With Kidney Disease

Call it a double-edged sword of obesity: You’re overweight and develop kidney disease, then diet, but do even more damage. That’s the finding of a new study that analyzed the nutritional and lifestyle habits of overweight people. Dr. Sankar Navaneethan is a nephrologist at Cleveland Clinic and led the study. He says high protein diets … Read More