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Why Your Pee Smells (Or Doesn't Smell) Like Asparagus

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.31.2014 | Taste

Oooh, that smell.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

3 Reasons Your Dog's Urine Kills Your Grass -- And What to Do About It

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A question veterinarians get asked all the time by pet owners is, "Why does my dog's urine seem to kill my grass?" And "Is there anything I can do abo...

Farmers Reap The Benefits Of 'Pee-Cycling'

Mother Nature Network | Robin Shreeves | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

This post originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Human urine contains at least 3,079 compounds. Some of them are produced naturally in the b...

Let's Drink to Kidney Health (Literally)!

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Citrus juices that are naturally high in citrate, such as lemonade and limeade, have been shown to offer benefits for kidney stone prevention. Beware of juices with high sugar content though, because the sugar can actually increase kidney stone risk.

No, Urine Is Not Sterile

Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 05/22/2014 05:13 PM EDT on LiveScience The popular notion that urine is sterile is a myth, new research finds. ...

Old Country Buffet Customer Arrested After Allegedly Drinking His Own Urine

David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Diners at an Old Country Buffet restaurant in Washington state recently called police to report a 26-year-old man, who allegedly used his own urine to...

Throwing Away Good Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Folks, even if this guy is pissing out pure concentrated evil, rather than some basic minerals and organic chemicals, it's not going to have any effect on the water quality.

5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in passing lots of clear urine.

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

Don't Say Shhh to Urine Incontinence -- It's Nothing to Sneeze At

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Fortunately, there are treatments available for urinary incontinence, but first it had to be recognized as a treatable problem and talked about with a medical professional. There are several types of incontinence.

David Lohr

Businessman Says Security Camera Captured Process Server Pissing On His Property (WATCH)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News

A Texas businessman says he got an unexpected shock when his surveillance cameras caught a pissed off process server pissing all over his property. ...

What Is REALLY In Your Pee?

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science

Looking for an encyclopedia of pee? Scientists have laid out the entire chemical composition of human urine, revealing that more than 3,000 compounds ...

Shining the Light on Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The earlier kidney disease is recognized, the easier it is to treat. Sometimes, simple lifestyle interventions are even enough to keep the disease from progressing.

I'm With Stupid: Urine -- It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Obviously, the idea of urine powering a cellphone is inherently funny because I would have no idea where to pee in my phone, unless there's an app for that. I'd also have a hard time doing it, for philosophical and physical reasons.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Pet's Urine

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I strongly believe an educated client is my best client and pet owner. It is my goal today to educate you about your pet's urine so that when your veterinarian discusses your pet's urinalysis results with you, you understand it and can make the best decision on your pet's medical care.

David Lohr

Hospital Patient Sexually Assaulted, Urinated On

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

Police in New York say an apparently disturbed 49-year-old man molested and urinated on a patient at Harlem Hospital. Tyrone Brown was being treate...

How Long Will You Live? Pee in a Cup to Find Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While protein in the urine has long been an indicator of kidney damage, this recent study, examining men and women between the ages of 30 and 85, for the first time showed a link between mild and heavy amounts of protein in the urine and shorter life spans.

WATCH: Why Would You Say That Out Loud?!

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy

Last week's episode of the brilliant "Nathan For You" on Comedy Central ended with a surprise twist: A (real) gas station owner decided to use his tel...

Weird Reptile Doesn't Pee The Usual Way, Scientists Say

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/11/2012 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Soft-shelled turtles from China can essentially expel ...

David Lohr

URINE TROUBLE: Woman Goes To Outrageous Lengths For Drug Test

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News

A vagina, while typically thought of as an organ used for reproduction or sexual activity, has many uses, as is evident by the studious criminals ofte...

Top 10 Urine Myths & Theories (VIDEO)

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 11.23.2011 | Weird News

For something so common as urine, it inspires lots of bizarre myths and theories. Did Moises Alou really whiz on his hands? Did Howard Hughes reall...

Urine-Controlled Video Games Make A Splash In Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Video games are already a ubiquitous component in the lives of young boys and grown men alike, but a new Japanese game is literally making a splash al...

Woman Paid Boy $1 For His Urine

suntimes.com | Offbeat News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A West Side woman was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly having a 9-year-old boy urinate in a cup for her drug test to get a new job, offi...

Pee, Meat, and the War on Wolves Continues

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Why did we bring wolves back only to kill them after they've been successfully reintroduced?