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Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgical specialists who focus on anatomical or structural disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. They treat problems such as kidney stones, kidney blockages and kidney cancer. Urologists are qualified to perform surgery and outpatient medical procedures to correct such conditions. Nephrologists are medical specialists who focus on disorders that affect the way the kidneys work such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Nephrologists prescribe nonsurgical medical treatments for these disorders.
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What is chronic diarrhea and how is it treated?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 02:00
Learn all about chronic diarrhea, with a focus on why it might occur and what treatments and home remedies exist to relieve symptoms.
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What causes diarrhea after eating?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:00
Learn about postprandial diarrhea, or diarrhea after eating. This article examines the causes and treatment options for both acute and chronic PD.
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Warm, wet weather: The key to kidney stones?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:00
Earlier studies found a link between temperature and kidney stones. A new project finds that heat is not the only factor; humidity plays a part, too.
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Are there any alternatives to Flomax?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:00
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.
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Caffeine may prolong life for kidney disease patients

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 02:00
Consuming higher amounts of caffeine could be an effective, inexpensive way to increase survival for patients with chronic kidney disease, say researchers.
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Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 02:00
Insomnia has wide-ranging implications when it comes to health outcomes. New research suggests it may be a factor in the heightened risk of kidney disease.
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Curved penis may increase cancer risk

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 02:00
Peyronie's disease is a relatively common condition that causes the penis to curve. The latest research finds that it may also increase the risk of cancer.
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All you need to know about low creatinine levels

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 02:00
A look at low creatinine levels. Included is information on what creatinine is, how it affects the body, and how to increase low creatinine levels.
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How often should you poop each day?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 02:00
A look at how many times you should poop a day, including what is normal and abnormal, factors affecting how often you go, and when to see a doctor.
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Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 05:00
At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.
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Urine test for diabetes: What you need to know

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:00
Urine tests for diabetes check for protein, ketones, and glucose. They are frequently used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. Learn more.
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What is diabetic nephropathy?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:00
Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease that occurs in people with diabetes. It can cause serious complications, including kidney failure. Learn more.
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Everything you need to know about prostate nodules

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:00
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.
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Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:00
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.
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Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:00
Kidney stones are crystalized minerals that form in the kidneys. They can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. We look at 11 ways to prevent kidney stones.
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Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:00
Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.
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Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:00
What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?
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Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.
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Why beetroot turns poop and pee red

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:00
Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.
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Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 02:00
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor.
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