Urinary Health

Urinary Tract Infection

Learn about urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common infection in humans, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and home remedies.

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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

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Senior man being discharged from the hospital.

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

By Diane Domina
Woman holding a glass of water.

Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent infections, according to a study.

By Diane Domina
Woman getting toilet paper from roll.

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.
Young woman drinking a glass of cranberry juice.

Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.

By Diane Domina
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Cranberry Supplements and UTIs

Can this flavorful little berry in supplement form really prevent infection?

By HealthAfter50
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Ciprofloxacin Too Risky for UTIs, Sinusitis

The FDA says popular antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) should no longer be used to treat common infections. Here’s why.

By HealthAfter50
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Non-surgical Treatment of Incontinence

Prior to surgical correction of incontinence, there are several non-surgical options that may be beneficial for patients. See if one of these remedies can work for you.

By Kristina Brooks
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Urinary Tract Infections and Alzheimer's Disease

For people with Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can present particular difficulties. Later stage Alzheimer’s disease is associated with increased difficulties in communication. Therefore, someone with a UTI, might be experiencing ...

By Christine Kennard
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The Year of the Pelvis: Women, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), and Pelvic Prolapse

A family member called me this week regarding a friend who was having a painful pressure sensation in her pelvic area. After testing negative for a urinary tract infection, her doctor recommended a specialist who wasn’t able to see her for a number o...

By Jasmine Schmidt
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Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Tract Symptoms

In the preceding entries I have focused on the erectile dysfunction that typically follows the surgical treatment of prostate cancer. All treatments for prostate cancer are accompanied by their own spectrum of side effects. The major side effects inc...

By Justin Harmon, D.O.