Urine Analysis…what does it all mean?

Urine Analysis results...what does it all mean?

By: Anna Myers, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CUNP, RN

A urine analysis or dipstick test, is a thin plastic strip treated with chemicals. It’s dipped in your urine, and the chemicals on the stick react and change color if levels are above normal.

Probiotics and Women’s Health

Probiotics and Women’s Health

By: Lindsey Gardiner, Physician Assistant Student, Case Western Reserve University

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are bacteria and yeast that are good for your health! Bacteria often gets a bad reputation for causing diseases and infections, but our bodies actually depend on millions of bacterial cells for normal functioning.

Annoying Urethral Burning…

Annoying Urethral Burning…

By: Anna Myers, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CUNP, RN

Everyone knows a possible source for urethral burning could be a urinary tract or yeast infection or perhaps a sexually transmitted infection.   There are also a few skin conditions that affect that area such as lichen sclerosis and lichen planus.

Vaginal Over-the-Counter Products

Cabinet Medicine for issues in the female genital area a.k.a. as the Business District!  By: Anna Myers, MSN, WHNP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, RN

My oldest daughter is going away to college in the fall and just the other evening she said she wanted to make sure she had plenty of over the counter remedies to take with her if she would catch a cold or virus while away.

Making Changes for Your Bladder

So here it is ladies, let’s get straight down to it. Sometimes life takes hold of us, and before we know it another year has gone by, and we are still waiting for the next “Monday” to come so we can make changes to improve ourselves and our situations.

Introduction to Female Urology

My day starts off with a rush to the bathroom, at the crack of dawn. Only to trip over the sleeping dog, while little drops of stored urine begin to leak, uncontrolled, and increase to a full-on emptying. What on earth is happening!! I am now rudely and unexpectedly awake, dripping, frustrated, and embarrassed, even if the dog is the only witness to my dramatic morning.