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Online Caregivers Finding Valuable Tips

Did you know 39% of US adults are caregivers? If you were caring for an individual with incontinence, where’s the first place you would look for help? Well, if you are like the large majority of caregivers you would go … Continue reading

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The Many Myths of Bladder Health

Often times many older adults and caregivers hold myths and misconceptions about bladder control problems. These myths or beliefs surrounding bladder health could actually interfere with appropriate or the best treatment and management for bladder control problems. Over the next … Continue reading

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The Best Beverage For Your Bladder

People often seek relief from the summer heat in water—water at the beach or in the pool or just by drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. Not only is water important for hydration, there are also several benefits for … Continue reading

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Incontinence and Childbirth

Urinary incontinence affects 30-50% of childbearing women by age 40. Up to 63% of stress-incontinent women report their problem began during or after pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth are also risk factors for fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The trauma … Continue reading

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Urologists, Urogynecologists, and Gastroenterologists, oh my!

There are a number of options for healthcare providers that you can see to address your bladder control problems, but how to decide who to see? Start with your primary care provider (PCP) when seeking treatment of problems with bladder … Continue reading

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5 Facts You Should Know About Incontinence

Incontinence is the loss of bowel or bladder control. Incontinence urinary and bowel is believed to affect more than 25 million Americans. Incontinence affects people of all ages young and old both sexes, and people of … 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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Detecting Prostate Cancer: Be in the Know

By Nancy Muller, PhD, MBA Executive Director of the National Association For Continence   Less than a year ago, May 21, 2012 to be exact, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a resounding recommendation against the PSA … Continue reading

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Stroke Becoming More Common in Adults

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence   New research published in the October 10, 2012 online issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, reveals that strokes are becoming more … Continue reading

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Sensitive Skin While Plagued by a Leaky Bladder

By Nancy Muller, PhD Executive Director of the National Association For Continence Sensitive skin appears to be far more prevalent than many people suspect. A study published in 2011 in the International Journal of Dermatology, based on a telephone survey of … Continue reading

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