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5 Vasectomy Myths, Busted

If you’re done having kids (or don’t want to start), this procedure is an easy, foolproof and relatively painless solution to birth control. Whether or not you’re in a long-term committed relationship, birth control takes effort. One solution that requires no further upkeep or medical care is a vasectomy. It’s one of the most effective

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10 Signs Your Back Pain Could Be a Kidney Stone

One of the symptoms of a kidney stone is back pain. But how can you tell if it’s a kidney stone or just a simple backache? Read on for the telltale signs. Your back is achy, yet you don’t remember hurting it and that painkiller doesn’t seem to be helping. Could it be a kidney

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What Is a Pelvic Floor Disorder?

It’s a medical condition that millions of American women have but people rarely talk about. You may not be familiar with its name, what its symptoms are or how it’s treated. It’s a pelvic floor disorder, and chances are, someone you know has one. What exactly is a pelvic floor disorder? Pelvic floor disorders occur

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A Better View

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center surgeon Mike Nguyen is taking a look at the camera involved in robotic surgical procedures, to give the team a new perspective. There’s no question that laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques have made certain surgeries safer and better, because patients experience fewer complications, less pain and are back on their

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Can Men Get UTIs?

Urinary tract infections are more common in women, but bladder infections also affect men. Urinary tract infections (UTIs), also called bladder infections, occur when fungi, viruses and bacteria find their way into the bladder. Normally, these irritants are flushed out of the body before they can cause symptoms. When UTIs linger, an infection can occur

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3 Female Pelvic Issues You Should Discuss With a Urologist

Your recurrent UTIs could be a sign of something more serious. Here are three conditions you should discuss with a urologist. Ladies, as uncomfortable as talking about your pelvic health may seem, it can help you avoid painful or even dangerous complications down the road. This is especially true because pelvic and urinary tract conditions [...]

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3 Female Pelvic Issues You Should Discuss With a Urologist

Your recurrent UTIs could be a sign of something more serious. Here are three conditions you should discuss with a urologist. Ladies, as uncomfortable as talking about your pelvic health may seem, it can help you avoid painful or even dangerous complications down the road. This is especially true because pelvic and urinary tract conditions

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6 Signs That You Should See a Urologist

A urologist can help with bladder issues and pelvic pain in men and women, as well as sexual dysfunction and infertility in men. But how do you know when you should make an appointment? It’s not always easy to know when you should see a urologist. It might even feel like a hassle. But make [...]

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