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Men’s Plumbing: By the Ages

Urologists are physicians who focus on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive organs.  But when should men see a urologist?  WakeMed urologist, Dr. Ian Udell, MD, discussed some of the most common things he sees in men at various ages. Men in their 20s to 40s Testicular Cancer The average age […]

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The Kidney Stone Diet

We live in what is known as the ‘stone belt’. That’s because there are increased risk factors for kidney stone formation. A lot of these kidney stone risk factors are lifestyle based. Making the necessary changes can help with preventing and reducing the frequency of kidney stones. More than 80% of kidney stones are made […]

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10 Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Regarded as a somewhat taboo topic, erectile dysfunction is more common than you’d think. While it is often thought of as a condition affecting older men, erectile dysfunction can actually affect men as young as their 20s! Defining Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a urological condition affecting men. Sometimes referred to as ‘impotence’, ED is […]

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Water & Kidney Function

Staying properly hydrated is incredibly important – especially when it comes to kidney function and overall health. Water = A Necessary Nutrient We need water to make our bodies work well. Think of it as a nutrient that your body needs in order to function properly. For example – did you know that we lose […]

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