Urology

June 19, 2019

Men’s Health: 4 Things to Know about Your Prostate and Urological Health

Knowledge is power, and our urology team at Mission Health wants you to be as educated as you can about your prostate health so you can be empowered in your well-being. We sat down with Brian Cohen, MD, to open up the tough conversation that is easier to shy away from: different aspects of men’s […]

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April 17, 2019

Kidney Stone Treatment, Causes and Prevention

By Linda Gale, PA Studies show that approximately 1 in 11 people in the US will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, and residents in western North Carolina have a higher rate of needing kidney stone treatment than the rest of the country. These rates continue to increase and may be […]

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March 27, 2019

Don’t Assume: The ABCs of Colonoscopies

By Robert Roddenberry, MD We asked Robert Roddenberry, MD, to discuss common assumptions about colonoscopies, challenge misconceptions about colorectal cancer and answer what exactly happens before, during and after a screening. Reasons to Get a Colonoscopy “Colonoscopies should be performed on everyone starting at age 50 or possibly younger if there is a family history of colon […]

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January 10, 2019

A Vasectomy Is Permanent – Should You Make the Cut?

Birth control is typically associated with women’s health – but are there birth control options for men, too? You bet – our experts at Mission Urology weigh in. Vasectomy is a popular form of birth control for men that is highly successful, reliable and low-risk – approximately 500,000 men in the US choose to have […]

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December 19, 2018

What Goes In Must Come Out – How a Toxic Bladder Can Lead to Cancer over Time

By John Burns, MD As you head to the bathroom during your commercial break of “Christmas Vacation” this holiday, a little indulgence is okay, but try to avoid the smoke from Uncle Eddie’s cigar or the toxic lime Jell-O mold that Aunt Bethany brought. The point is that many of the things that we put […]

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November 29, 2018

More than Sex – Sexual Health Is an Important Part of Our Well-being

By Aleece Fosnight, Urogynecology When you hear or see the word “sex,” what comes to your mind? Do you cringe because it reminds you of all the negative things your parents or other adults said about it? Does it bring you curiosity because you are looking into ways to spice up your relationship? Or, are […]

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November 14, 2018

PSA: How to Prevent Prostate Cancer and the Importance of Catching it Early

By John Burns, MD November, also known as MOvember, is the month we recognize men’s health. Does that explain the more than usual amount of “Mos,” or mustaches? Movember started in 2003 as a challenge for a few men to grow out their mustaches in an attempt to bring back a style pioneered by the […]

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November 4, 2018

Bathroom Blues: An Overactive Bladder Can Be Very Demanding

Nobody should know the location of every bathroom in western North Carolina, but some do. Opening the door or simply driving into the garage can trigger an uncontrollable urge to urinate. Learn how to reclaim your life from some leading urology experts. What is overactive bladder? According to Brian Cohen, MD, urologist with Mission Urology, […]

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October 2, 2018

Painful, Urgent or Frequent Urination? It Could Be Interstitial Cystitis

By Lee Ann Boyd, Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner Do you experience frequent, urgent or painful urination? It can be hard to tell if your bladder is simply active, overactive or if it might be inflamed. It could be interstitial cystitis. What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder […]

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September 27, 2018

Treating Low Testosterone: Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe?

By Lee Ann Boyd, Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner It is estimated that 2.5 million men over age 40 have hypogonadism – or low testosterone. The discussion of low testosterone often gets controversial when it comes to managing it – who do you treat? How do you treat it? What type of follow up is necessary? […]

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