Prostate & Bladder Health

November 6, 2017

Prostate Cancer Screening – Addressing the Controversy

By Matthew D. Young, MD, MBA We all learned as children that “a stich in time saves nine” and that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So, does the same thing always apply to healthcare? The answer is yes… for the most part. Early detection of disease is the rationale behind […]

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October 4, 2017

Prostate Cancer Screening – MRI vs. Biopsy

By Mehul Bhakta, MD Asheville Radiology According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Although many prostate cancers won’t impact a person’s health during his lifetime even without treatment, some are more aggressive and can lead to serious health issues, and death, if not treated. […]

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September 25, 2017

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Necessary?

By Gregory Carter, MD There have been arguments made against the need for prostate cancer screening, because prostate cancers occur in older men, are slow growing and are not likely to spread or result in death. If screening detects these cancers, through an abnormal PSA blood test or a suspicious nodule in the prostate gland […]

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June 15, 2017

Urinary Incontinence – Don’t Be Embarrassed, It’s More Common Than You Think

Do you unintentionally pee a little when you do any of the following? Laugh Run Cough Sneeze Lift objects If so, you are not alone and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Urinary incontinence (also known as stress incontinence) is much more common than you may think. The good news is there are treatments […]

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December 15, 2016

Prioritizing Intimacy – Tips to Reignite the Flame from a Sexual Health Expert

If you feel like you and your spouse or partner have “lost that lovin’ feeling,” don’t despair. It’s not uncommon, and it doesn’t have to be permanent. Like anything worthwhile, maintaining a healthy romantic relationship takes time and effort. Here are some tips and ideas to help you recapture some of the magic. Prioritize Intimacy […]

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November 17, 2016

Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women – Options to Help Improve Your Quality of Life

By Nancy Howden, MD Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine, and can be caused by a multitude of factors that may result in a wide variety of symptoms that can affect an individual’s physical and psychological well-being, with devastating impacts on overall sense of self. Studies […]

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November 14, 2016

Prostate Check – How to Tell When You Should Worry

November is Bladder Health Month — a good time to think about something you probably don’t think about too often: your prostate. “Typically, men aged 50 and above are at risk for prostate issues,” said Brian L. Cohen, MD, MPH, of Victoria Urological Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health. “As men get older, prostates typically […]

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November 1, 2016

What’s Your Bladder Health IQ? Take Our Quiz About Bladder Problems, Causes and Treatments

It’s something you probably don’t think about until you have a problem: your bladder. Your age and sex play a role in what type and the frequency of the bladder problems you might have, said Linda Gale, PA, of McDowell Urology in Marion. “For example, urinary tract infections are much more common in women,” said […]

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June 13, 2016

Prostate Check – How to Tell When You Should Worry

June is Men’s Health Month — a good time to think about something you probably don’t think about too often: your prostate. “Typically, men aged 50 and above are at risk for prostate issues,” said Brian L. Cohen, MD, MPH, of Victoria Urological Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health. “As men get older, prostates typically […]

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