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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Keeping UTIs at Bay During Summertime Play May 29th, 2019

The summer season is fully setting in here in North Florida. This time of the year, the river sparkles and the ocean looks particularly inviting. But proper precautions need to be taken as the spikes in temperature and heat index continue increasing to remain happy, and healthy all summer long....

The MonaLisa Touch: A Revelation In Women’s Healthcare Apr 30th, 2019

Laser technology used for treatments in vaginal healthcare are on the rise for hundreds of thousands of women suffering from post-menopausal symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, vaginal pain and incontinence, though studies are still being conducted, they are proving that using laser technology is quickly becoming one of the most...

The Vasectomy Care Package Guide Mar 18th, 2019

There is nothing better after a procedure than receiving a care package. And well, every package needs a little extra pampering after a vasectomy. That’s why we have put together this quick Vasectomy Care Package Guide to use for yourself or a loved one after his procedure. So let’s dive...

Vasectomy Education 101 Mar 18th, 2019

Background:  With a 99% effective rate, the vasectomy is a great birth control option that can be performed in the comfort of our office in about 20 minutes. Should you desire a full sedation during your procedure, you and Dr. Kenneson may decide to head to the hospital's operating room....

A Very Urology Gift Guide Dec 19th, 2018

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We are getting in the festive spirit by sharing our own urology approved gift guide this season. Here you will find ideas to make everybody happy on your list!   The Perfect Water Bottle. It is recommended that we drink eight glasses of 8...

Nocturia 101 Dec 18th, 2018

Twas the night before Christmas and in one room of the house, Mamas bladder grew pesky, her sheets she hoped not to douse. Her nocturia she thought she had treated with care, Then realized soon after the issue was unfortunately still there. So what should she do, she wondered about...

Giving Thanks and Moving Forward: Bluewater Urology Celebrates Our Six Year Anniversary Nov 18th, 2018

This November, we are thrilled and thankful to be celebrating the six year anniversary of our practice! Though we can hardly believe it, we feel that we are just getting started. Here we would love to take a moment to share some of the highlights throughout the years. Year one,...

3 Tried and True Lifestyle Tips and Tricks for Bladder Health During the Holidays Nov 17th, 2018

It’s hard to believe it, but the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving menus are planned and Christmas is just a short sleigh ride away. However, for already sensitive bladders, this joyous time of year can be especially challenging. Fortunately, we have put together a quick cheat-sheet for some great...

3 Action Steps You Can Take in the Early Detection of Breast Cancer and What We Can Do To Help Oct 26th, 2018

It takes tremendous inner strength and incomparable courage to fight and overcome breast cancer. In the United States alone, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. While breast cancer originates from malignant cells in the breast tissue, the disease may often present in other...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Fall Favorites that Work Wonders In Urologic Health Oct 23rd, 2018

When October hits, you feel it. It’s that undeniable sensation that fall is upon us. It’s in the air. And on the mind. And in all the things. From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Pumpkin Purees, Soups, Muffins and Stews, there is an undeniable, insatiable relationship between the launch of the...

The Bloody Truth About Hematuria: What It Is, What To Look For, What To Do If You Have It Oct 23rd, 2018

There are many things that can keep one up at night, especially during this time of the year. In urology, one thing that is certainly spooky year round though is the discovery of blood in your urine. This blood is otherwise known as hematuria. Even though it may appear frightening...

Demystifying Robotic Assisted Surgery in Urology: Fact vs. Fiction Oct 22nd, 2018

When one first thinks about robotic surgery or robotic assisted surgery, the image of a mega robot wearing a surgeon’s mask and gloves often comes to mind. The reality, however, is a far different picture. Here we hope to provide more clarity on the subject and help to demystify robotic...

Prostate Cancer: A Family History Sep 17th, 2018

I’ll never forget getting that call. Five years ago, my mother phoned me at the magazine I was working for at the time with a shakiness in her voice. “Is this a good time to talk,” she asked. I quickly glanced down at my watch and did a brief scan...

6 Tricks for Taming Your Overactive Bladder (OAB) Aug 29th, 2018

It’s game day. All of your friends and family have gathered to cheer on your team. Chili simmers in the background as you make your way to your favorite seat. Just when your team gets the ball, your Overactive Bladder strikes again, and you have to excuse yourself for what...

Increased Fiber Intake and Urology Aug 29th, 2018

Did you know that there is a close relationship between the muscles and nerves responsible for bladder functions and those that control bowel movements? If you have ever experienced urinary tract infections, urinary retention, overactive bladder or incontinence it is worth remembering. The bladder and colon sit close together in...

From Kegel Rookie to MVP Aug 28th, 2018

There has long been a buzz surrounding Kegel exercises but studies have shown that when done correctly, this non-surgical treatment method developed by the gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel can greatly benefit those suffering from Stress Urinary Incontinence or Overactive Bladder. Kegels can be performed in both women and men and...

Kidney Stones and Summer Aug 6th, 2018

Summertime may be synonymous with backyard barbeques and lazy days by the pool, but did you know that it is also high season for kidney stones? In fact, kidney stone cases increase by as much as 40% due to the climb in temperatures over the summer.Dr. William Haley, a nephrologist...