Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. But they increase the odds for delirium, hospitalization and death in older adults who are frail. Discover how to help the older adult in your life.
How often you urinate during the day and during the night, the color of your urine and whether you can “hold it” all provide clues to health conditions that don’t involve your urinary system.
Are men or women more likely to get urinary tract infections (UTIs)? Whose UTIs are worse? This infographic explains how UTIs affect men and women and offers tips for treatment.
We have all heard about the pain of passing a kidney stone — and those who’ve experienced it never want to go through it again. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help prevent this common disorder of the urinary tract.
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Drinking cranberry juice is just one of the myths about preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). We’ll separate UTI fact from fiction.
You might think that urinary tract infections are a worry only for adult women. But they are a concern for babies and young children, too.
One in three women can involuntarily leak urine. This is not normal, and it’s not a normal part of aging. The good news is that this problem can be treated.
When it comes to bathing your young children safely, the best solution is to start with a bucketful of common sense and a dollop of caution. Then add a pediatrician’s five tips to the mix, and you’ll never be in over your head. When bathing an infant or toddler of 3 or 4 years of … Read More
If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More
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.