| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
For the 25 million U.S. adults with urinary incontinence, a little leakage can carry a lot of shame. But many people don't do anything about it.
"Urinary incontinence is a very insidious process," said Dr. David Glazier, co-director of the pelvic floor...
| Jul 25, 2011
What is pelvic organ prolapse? A condition that occurs when muscles and other supports in a woman's pelvis weaken, allowing her bladder, rectum, uterus, urethra, small bowel or vagina to slip out of place.
What causes it? Prolapse can develop after...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:40 PM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent advisory panel, recently recommended that healthy men not be given PSA blood tests to detect prostate cancer. But that won't mean the end of diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the most common...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like a three-legged spider.
| Dec 7, 2009
About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
And while scientists ponder a potential viral cause, there are still serious quality-of-life issues men face in post-treatment, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
| Dec 29, 2009
Men and women are different in so many ways, says Dr. Danny Keiller, a San Diego-based urologist. Women care about their health; men seem not to, he says.
"It's amazing how men ignore their bodies and signs of problems," he said.
Case in point:...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A combination of drugs is better than either one alone for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, an enlargement of the prostate gland that impedes normal urinary functions, researchers reported in the journal European Urology. The study is the...
| Nov 11, 2009
What won't women talk about?
Bladder weakness, according to a poll by TENA and Harris Interactive.
They'll talk about infertility (32 percent), their relationship with their spouse (30 percent) and even their own menopause (15 percent) before they'll...
| Nov 22, 2009
James Coman's son has an unusual skill. The 7-year-old, his father says, can swallow six pills at once.
Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, the Chicago boy had been placed on an intense regimen of supplements and medications aimed at treating the...
| Feb 3, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do I need to know about pelvic floor weakness? How is it treated?
ANSWER: For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once...