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Urinary Tract Infections

If you’ve never experienced a UTI, you probably know at least one woman who has. In fact, UTIs account for more than 7 million doctor and hospital visits every year in the U.S. alone. Close to half of all women experience a urinary tract infection at some point. And some of us experience a lot more. We’re here to reduce these numbers.

The Truth About Cranberry and Urinary Tract Infections

October 24, 2016 | Dr. Mary South, MD

For women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), prevention is as important as treatment. However, not everyone wants to take antibiotics and many women turn to cranberry juice or cranberry tablets as a way to prevent infections.

Almost every time without fail, women with recurrent UTIs say to me, “Well, I drink cranberry juice all the time,” but they laugh it off and roll their eyes like they’re embarrassed…as if I would make fun of them for trying a natural solution! Read more

Treating Urinary Tract Infections

July 1, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

It’s not uncommon for women to have two to three urinary tract infections (UTIs) each year, so understanding treatment options and prevention is the best opportunity to reduce incidence. Sometimes treatment options are simple, but there can be many causes and corresponding treatments for UTIs. Read more

Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

June 30, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

Some women are more susceptible to UTIs than others. If you regularly get UTIs – or just more frequently than you’d like! – taking preventive measures may help to decrease the frequency of your infections. Here a few tips for healthy bladder function that can keep UTIs at bay:

  • Stay hydrated!
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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: An Overview

June 29, 2016 | Dr. Mary South, MD

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common and significant burden that can bring life to a halt with nagging symptoms, including pain with urination (dysuria), urinary frequency, hesitation or difficulty urinating, and sometimes blood in the urine (hematuria).  It’s not unusual for women to have two to three UTIs each year and recurrences are common when infections are not adequately treated the first time. Read more