Category Archives: Must Read

Symptoms Treatment of BPH

By Bilal Chughtai Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, also known as BPH, is the increase in the number and size of prostate gland tissue.  Approximately 50 percent of men above the age of 50 will have BPH; of those half will have symptoms … Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Appeared in the August, 2013 issue of Quality Care® How do People get UTIs: Most UTIs arise from bacteria that normally live in the colon and rectum and are present in bowel movements. These bacteria cling to the opening of the urethra, … Continue reading

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Non-Surgical Approaches to Treating SUI

By Leslie S. Wooldridge, GNP-BC, CUNP, BCB-PMD Too often we look at getting a “quick fix” when we find out we have stress urinary incontinence.  Did you know there are multiple other ways to control stress incontinence versus having a … Continue reading

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Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

By Cheryl Iglesia, MD Dont make me laugh, or Ill wet my pants! How many times have you said that? Or have you thought twice before getting on the backyard trampoline and rushed to the bathroom to empty your bladder … Continue reading

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What is incontinence?

By Michelle Christiansen, MS, PA Incontinence is the loss of bladder and/or bowel control. It is not a disease or a syndrome, but the result of certain medical conditions and lifestyle choices. It causes a great deal of distress and embarrassment … Continue reading

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Prostate Cancer Urinary Incontinence

By Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS Appeared in the September, 2012 issue of Quality Care® Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men affecting one in every six men. Fortunately most of the time early stage prostate cancer … Continue reading

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After Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Thinking Long-Term By Lizanne Pastore, PT, MA, COMT Appeared in the February, 2013 issue of Quality Care® The decision to undergo pelvic reconstructive surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be difficult. Women often wait years dealing with symptoms … Continue reading

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Coping with the Shortage of Primary Health Care Physicians

Tips for Choosing a Personal Physician and What You Can Do About The Looming Crisis By Paul Griner, MD Appeared in the January, 2013 issue of Quality Care® There’s a crisis in primary health care. In some cities, almost 90 … Continue reading

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When Laughing is No Longer Funny

The Effects of Obesity and Weight Loss on Urinary Incontinence. By J. Kyle Mathews, MD Originally appeared in the October, 2011 issue of Quality Care® Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze? Do you have trouble making … Continue reading

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Combined Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

By Catherine Matthews, MD One can only imagine how troubling it would be for an adult to lose control over either bladder or bowel function. When both occur together, the condition is referred to as “double incontinence”. The consequences of … Continue reading

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