Recognizing National Kidney Month: 7 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease isn’t something that comes up in conversation when discussing ailments. For one reason or another, people often do not realize the severity inherent to kidney problems. In North Carolina, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, kidney cancer specifically is number one! While Nephrologists are specialists who focus on disorders affecting

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Preventing and Passing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are mineral deposits that build up over time as the kidneys remove waste products, minerals, and excess water from our blood.

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What to Expect Before, During, and After a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a brief surgical procedure that cuts and seals off the vas deferens through a scrotal opening, which prevents sperm from entering the patient’s semen. A vasectomy is the safest and most effective form of birth control – the chances of getting pregnant after a vasectomy is 1 in 2000. The procedure is

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Importance of Getting your PSA Screening

PSA, or Prostate-Specific Antigen, is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous cells of the prostate gland. A small amount of this protein in the male bloodstream is actually normal as it assists in the process of liquefying semen. Why is a PSA Screening Important? PSA screening is important in identifying prostate cancer early

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Have Difficulty Urinating? What to Do for Urinary Retention

It’s an alarming feeling when you can’t urinate, or even if you’re experiencing a weakened stream of urine accompanied by a pressing need to urinate. There are several things that could be causing your difficulty with urination (also known as urinary retention). You may be able to urinate after following some simple steps, or you

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6 Superfoods for a Healthy Prostate

The best treatment is prevention! Did you know that eating well could reduce your risk for prostate problems? An enlarged prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is extremely common in older men and can have adverse health symptoms, and let’s not forget about prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers among men.

Understanding the Food Pyramid—New Guidelines

It’s not always easy to track how well your diet is measuring up to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid. However, with these new guidelines, the Department of Agriculture aims to make the pyramid easy to understand and ensure you’re getting enough of every food group.   What’s new for the food pyramid and

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National Nutrition Month 2016

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month (NNM)? This day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in March 1973 and continues today. The goal of NNM is to encourage and empower people to make informed decisions about the foods they choose to eat as well as to adopt healthy habits

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Women’s Health Date

Are you ready to go on a date with your best girlfriends? Then gather everyone up and take advantage of this free Women’s Health and Fitness Day event at the Fitness Connection in Charlotte! The mission is to provide information to women about how to take care of their health as well as to encourage

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Healthy Heart Healthy You

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States? That’s a really good reason to ensure you have a healthy heart for life. Whether you’d like to have a healthy heart for yourself or your family, or maybe you’d just like to feel better,