Y. Mark Hong, M.D. Blog

Bladder Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

Mar 16, 2015 — by markhongmd
Tags: Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer includes painful urination or blood in the urine. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.


Physician of the Year Finalist!

Feb 27, 2015 — by markhongmd
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Arizona Business Magazine has chosen Dr. Hong as a finalist for Physician of the Year!


Are You Suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms?

Feb 18, 2015 — by markhongmd
Tags: Urologist Overactive Bladder

Do not ignore Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia symptoms. These include difficulty urinating, frequent urination, incontinence, and a slow stream of urine.


Tragic Death of Surgeon

Jan 21, 2015 — by markhongmd
Tags: News

We lost another fine surgeon today, and I lost a friend.  Dr. Michael Davidson was murdered today in his office at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.  


Causes of Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

Nov 17, 2014 — by markhongmd
Tags: Urologist

Hematuria, a condition in which red blood cells enter the urine, is not necessarily dangerous, but always requires timely diagnosis.


Derrick Hall and Dr. Hong launch a new prostate cancer foundation!

Oct 23, 2014 — by markhongmd
Tags: Gmaz3 Prostate Cancer News

Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall knows something about prostate cancer.  After being diagnosed at the age of 42, Derrick has become one of the most vocal advocates for prostate cancer and mens' health in Arizona and nationally.  That spirit has now become a reality with the launch of the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping guide men and their families through prostate cancer diagnosis and beyond.  Watch Derrick talk with 3TV anchor Javier Soto and Dr. Hong about this important effort! 


When you gotta go - incontinence happens

Oct 21, 2014 — by markhongmd
Tags: Fox10 News Urology Healthcare

Do you know someone who leaks urine?  You probably do...but may not know it.  Many women (and even men) live with the embarrassment of urinary incontinence, or involuntary leakage of urine, every day.  Watch Dr. Hong take on Kegel exercises live on Fox News!


Can antibiotics make you fat?

Sep 30, 2014 — by markhongmd
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Provocative findings just reported in the journal JAMA Pediatrics linking antibiotic use to childhood obesity.  Read on to find out more.


The Health Benefits of Beer

Sep 19, 2014 — by markhongmd
Tags: Fox10 Urology News

Tomorrow morning, under a big tent packed with more men wearing tight leather shorts than you can imagine, the Munich mayor will tap the first keg to start the "Wiesn"...or Oktoberfest in Germany.  Here's Dr. Mark Hong talking on Fox News about the Health Benefits of Beer.  Seriously?  Check it out.


Football and Food - How Diet and Winning go hand-in-hand

Sep 8, 2014 — by markhongmd
Tags: Abc15 News Healthcare Diet

The Arizona Cardinals kick off the regular season tonight against the Chargers.  Win or lose, you'll likely be eating while watching the game.  But what happens to your diet if your team wins...or loses?  Dr. Hong talks on ABC15 Primetime about how our diets change in victory or in defeat.


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