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  1. Myths vs. Facts about Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common (more than 50% of all women will experience a symptomatic UTI in their lifetimes), but unfortunately, so is UTI misinformation. In honor of back-to-school season we’d like to help set the record straight and bust prevailing UTI myths with facts. Myth: You could have prevented that UTI. Fact: Cut… Read More

  2. Why you need to see a doctor when you get a UTI

    By Dr. Allison Hill, OB/GYN According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 60% of women will contract a UTI at some point in their lives and of that 60%, approximately 40% will have another. To put that into perspective, UTIs account for more than 8 million doctor visits each year,… Read More

  3. The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List

    Summer is officially here and we are so excited for the beach days, bonfires and tropical vacations that lie ahead. Summer also means honeymoon season is in full-swing. As you probably know, sex can increase your chances of getting a UTI. UTI’s are definitely not welcome on honeymoon itineraries, so read on to see what… Read More

  4. 7 Ways to Turn Health Intentions into Daily Health Habits

    You’ve made a decision to benefit your health. Good for you! The next step is to turn that desired health-related behavior into a health habit that you just do, routinely, and don’t even have to think about any more. Whether you’re determined to drink a glass of water with each meal, apply sunscreen every morning,… Read More

  5. 8 Ways to Put Cystex® Urinary Health Maintenance on the Menu

    Add Cystex® Urinary Health Maintenance to your favorite foods or drinks and suddenly that normal snack has become a powerful force for wellness. We’ve got 8 easy ways to incorporate Cystex® Urinary Health Maintenance into your daily diet. Staring down the tablespoon again? Sure, you can take your daily dose of Cystex® Urinary Health Maintenance… Read More

  6. Pregnancy and UTIs

    Anyone can get a urinary tract infection (UTI), but starting at about the sixth week of pregnancy, an expectant mother has an increased UTI risk with UTIs being the most common bacterial infections seen in women and during pregnancy. Usually, a UTI is not too serious and easily treated by a doctor with a prescription… Read More

  7. Urinary Tract Infections Hit Home… Nursing Homes

    Urinary tract infections can be serious in older adults. If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, you can help by being aware of the seriousness of urinary tract infections and learning how to recognize them. Remember the last time you had a urinary tract infection (UTI)? All those… Read More

  8. Six Things You Can Do Every Day to Keep the UTIs Away

    By Dr. Yvonne Bohn, OB/GYN The following symptoms of a UTI are not unforgettable: frequent urination (even though the bladder is empty), urgency to go, severe burning and embarrassing incontinence. Once you have suffered through one, you will never want to experience one again. UTIs are extremely common, just like getting a cold or a… Read More

  9. S-E-X and U-T-Is: Here’s How to Avoid Feeling the Burn from the Bedroom

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) can bring your sex life to a screeching halt and, unfortunately, UTIs and sex often go hand-in-hand. In fact, research shows that nearly 80 percent of pre-menopausal women with urinary tract infections have had sex within the past 24 hours.1 Why is the sex-UTI connection so strong? UTIs are usually… Read More

  10. Sorry Guys, You’re Not Immune to UTIs

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) strike younger women more frequently than any other demographic, but men, particularly over the age of 50, are at risk as well – especially because when men get UTIs, they are often more complicated.1 But first the good news: Anatomy can be a man’s best friend. Because the male urinary tract… Read More

  11. Why What You Thought About UTIs and Sex is Probably Wrong

    By Dr. Allison Hill, OB/GYN. We’ve all heard the jokes about contracting a urinary tract infection (UTI) after having sex. Sure, they can be funny, but they’re actually perpetuating a myth that many of us have believed our entire lives: As soon as you are sexually active, here come the UTIs. It’s not a complete… Read More

  12. Did You Experience a UTI this Year? You’re in Good Company

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections in the United States. More than half of all women will experience one in their lifetimes. Fortunately, commonsense strategies can help prevent this very common ailment. As we wind down the year, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the highs and lows of… Read More

  13. What’s Your Urine Color Saying About You?

    It’s fall and everywhere the color palette seems to have shifted to yellows, oranges, reds, and browns — from leaves to decorations… to urine? What the hue?! That’s right, urine changes colors, too – not with the seasons but with other factors like the fluids you drink, the foods you eat, the medicines or supplements… Read More

  14. Caring for Your Undercarriage

    Many of us take it for granted that we’ve got it down regarding our down-under hygiene. But if you weren’t listening when your mother taught you this stuff, or if you were too embarrassed to listen, here’s a little refresher to help keep you fresher and healthier in the undercarriage. The best way to keep… Read More

  15. Eat for Urinary Health

    Good nutrition is good for your health. You know this already. But did you know that smart eating might be able to help you to improve your urinary health, too? If you experience repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), talk to your doctor about whether the dietary tips below might work for you. Keep in mind… Read More

  16. 10 Tips to Help Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection

    Toilet right. Remember to always wipe front to back to keep bacteria from your bottom away from your urethra. Use a clean piece of toilet tissue for each pass.1 This is not a time to recycle. Pee first. Snuggle later. Urinate before and after sexual activities) to help flush out any bacteria that may have… Read More

  17. Get Back in the Game!

    Whether you’re counting your steps, hitting the gym, playing sports, hiking with friends, or jogging solo, you probably already know the many health benefits of exercise. But did you know that keeping your body moving can also help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? That’s right; sitting (or lying) around for long periods of time… Read More

  18. Summer Fun Does Not Include a UTI

    Ahhhh summer. More sun, more fun, more urinary tract infections (UTIs)?!   According to researchers at University of Iowa,1 UTIs are more common in the summer, especially among younger women. Thankfully there are ways to beat the heat this summer and help prevent that burning frequency and other UTI symptoms.   Poolside or beach bum?… Read More

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