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Drinking More Water is Often Not Enough

Anyone who has passed a kidney stone has people – including doctors – tell them “you need to drink more water.”  While sometimes it may be that simple, often there are multiple factors at work. I know many people who obsessively drink water every day and still form stones. On the flip side, I know…

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Recommended Health Screenings

February is the month of roses, chocolates and showing your love for those you care about. What better way to show you care for that special someone than encouraging them to get their recommended health screenings? Sure, health screenings can sometimes be uncomfortable. They take time. Some of them can be costly. There are plenty…

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Five Easy Ideas for a Healthier 2015

Gather your family health history The fact that families are getting together to celebrate the holidays makes it a great opportunity to get up to date on your family’s health history. Find out what health issues and diseases your parents and grandparents may have and at what age they were diagnosed. Knowing the same for…

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‘Tis the Season of Giving… Kidneys, That Is

We’ve all seen the artificial Christmas trees and holiday decorations for weeks now.  We’ve been bombarded with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. It’s December and the season of giving is upon us. While we all know the traditional methods of giving – Toys for Tots, food drives, Salvation Army bell ringers – how…

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Diabetes and ED…An Unlikely Connection

You might not think diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED) go together but one definitely plays a role in bringing on the other. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, men with diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction. In many cases, problems with achieving or…

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Why Get a Biopsy When You Can Get the “Better Biopsy?”

This changes everything – at least when it comes to helping doctors detect prostate cancer. MRI Fusion is “the better biopsy,” and it is revolutionizing prostate cancer diagnoses. Across the country, the standard diagnostic tool for detecting prostate cancer is two-dimensional: an ultrasound-guided biopsy. Now, Urology Specialists of Nevada physicians are pioneering a new technology…

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The (new) Doctor Is In…

It is really interesting being a urologist and meeting new friends. When I mention I am a doctor, people always ask me what type of doctor I am. When I reply that I am an urologist, their response is almost always the same: There is a slight pause as if they cannot think of anything…

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What do 3 Million People Suffer From That Compares to Childbirth?

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it. There are few medical issues more painful…in fact, some have compared it to the pain of childbirth. The pain can be unbearable, coming and going until the stone passes through your urinary plumbing and out of the body. About 3 million people a year…

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