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2013-11-24 23:04:11

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that Zeph Okeke, MD, urology physician at the Smith Institute for Urology, was the first doctor in the United States to remove an enlarged prostate using the second-generation Thulium Fiberlaser system from Germany-based company StarMedTec. Lake Success, NY (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that Zeph Okeke, MD, urology physician at the Smith Institute for Urology, was the first doctor in the United...

2013-11-20 23:24:30

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), the involuntary loss of urine with cough or sneeze or any increase in intra-abdominal pressure, is a condition that many women deal with after childbirth and as they become older. When pelvic floor exercises fail to improve the problem, the surgical specialists at Women’s Excellence can perform a minimally invasive sub-urethral sling procedure to help stop the leakage of urine. Berkley, Michigan (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Stress Urinary Incontinence...

2013-10-31 23:25:37

David Samadi, MD, chair of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, recently received the prestigious John Kingsley Lattimer Award from the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. New York (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 David Samadi, MD, chair of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, recently received the prestigious John Kingsley Lattimer Award from the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. Dr. Samadi was honored for his outstanding leadership in urology, dedication and achievements in the field,...

2013-10-30 23:25:16

Urologix will sponsor the course, “Surviving After Residency – Learning the Business Side of the Practice”, which is designed to bridge the gap between urology residents and successful physician practice management. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Urologix®, Inc. (OTCQB:ULGX), the market leader for In-Office BPH Therapy, will sponsor a residency education program at the upcoming 89th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the American Urological Association...

2013-10-30 11:00:30

Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. In patients with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, the researchers also found an even stronger correlation between obesity and mortality. This study included 751 Kaiser Permanente patients with prostate cancer who...

2013-10-30 10:41:35

A study of several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence that any of them are associated with a common birth defect in male infants. The study, led by epidemiologists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, analyzed thousands of birth records and commercial pesticide application records for eight counties in California's heavily agricultural Central Valley. The researchers aimed to determine whether children were at increased risk of...

2013-10-30 10:01:27

Enterocystoplasty is a good surgical option with a low rate of severe complications in the treatment of children who were born with developmental abnormalities of the genitourinary system, according to the new study conducted by a group of Portuguese urologists. Enterocystoplasty is a surgical enlargement of the urinary bladder which is performed to improve bladder function as a low-pressure reservoir. "This issue is very important because in children this surgical procedure is very...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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