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How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Bladder Cancer Caregiving Is a Partnership

Caregiving for a loved one with bladder cancer can strengthen your connection to each other, adding a new dimension to your relationship.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Bladder Cancer Survivor: ‘I had to decide what my priorities were: living, or losing my bladder’

Cynthia Kinsella didn’t sleep much the night after a biopsy revealed she had invasive bladder cancer. She calls it one of the worst nights of her life, spending much of it curled on the bathroom floor in the fetal position. She went on to create a large support network for other bladder cancer patients. Read more about her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Women, Your Urine Isn’t Sterile After All

The bladder in a healthy woman contains bacteria similar to what’s found in the vagina, say researchers. Findings of a small small study dispel the common belief that healthy urine is sterile.

By Diane Domina

Advice for Men With Overactive Bladder

For men who have overactive bladder, the goal of a training program is to limit urination to once every two to four hours during the day.

By HealthAfter50

Kidney Disease: Are You at Risk?

A new blood test may help predict your probability of developing kidney problems.

By HealthAfter50

Urinary Tract Infections: What to Know

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve had at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in your lifetime.

By Berkeley Wellness

Interstitial Cystitis: Relief for Bladder Pain

Do you have chronic pelvic pain and feel the need to urinate urgently and frequently? You might be one of the estimated 5 million Americans with IC/BPS

By HealthAfter50