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Neurogenic bladder means the bladder doesn’t work normally because of nerve damage. It causes a child to have problems with holding or releasing urine. The muscles and nerves of the urinary system work together to hold urine in the bladder and then release it at the right time. Nerves carry messages from the bladder to…

provider

Your healthcare provider is trained to look at the human body to help find problems. When your provider presses on your belly, he or she may get major clues to possible problems. This exam with the hands gives healthcare providers information about important parts of the body. These are the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, stomach, pancreas, bladder, gallbladder,…

E. coli

November 26, 2018 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, are also coordinating…

bladder problem

Your bladder isn’t the most exciting organ in your body, but it’s certainly an important one. And it makes sure to remind you of that fact several times each day. After urine is made by your kidneys, it travels to your bladder. This hollow organ is located low in your abdomen, between your pelvic bones….

kidney stones

(HealthDay News) — Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT scans, “we are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they…

4 screenings men can't live without

Men are missing the mark when it comes to managing their personal health. As a result, they are missing opportunities to find and deal with medical problems in their early stages. This is when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health. What are they thinking? Men’s tendency to seek healthcare services…

nap

Setting aside enough time for sleep probably isn’t on your daily to-do list. Like many people, you may struggle for shut-eye. In fact, 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. get an average of 6 or fewer hours of sleep a night. Daytime napping may seem like a good way to get back some…

Diabetes is nothing to smile about. The disease can cause serious damage to your body. It can even harm your teeth. Oral health problems Fewer people overall are developing diabetes. If you already have the disease, though, you need to be aware of its complications. You may know that you have to pay special attention…

diabetes Americans

(HealthDay News) — 1 in 7 Americans have diabetes, and many don’t even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of Americans have diabetes — 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed. “Diabetes remains a…

In adults, a screening blood sugar test is generally used to see whether blood sugar is too high. Often adults with raised blood sugar don’t have obvious symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes. Finding and treating type 2 diabetes early is important to prevent problems that it can cause. Type 2 on the rise Type 2 diabetes…