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Bad Bladder Habits

By Niall Galloway, MB, FRCS, FRCSE Founder and director of Emory University’s Continence Center in Atlanta, GA Nature tries to displace infecting organisms from the bladder by frequent voiding. The combination of diluting with water and displacing with frequent bladder … Continue reading

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2012 Bladder Health Week Schedule

Bladder Health Week is November 12-16, 2012. Click on the Bladder Health Week days in the large calendar below to see what free, educational events you can participate in. Download the Bladder Health Week schedule to your Outlook Calender, iCalendar … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Tweet Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the organs of the pelvis lose their support and may slip down from their anatomical position. Prolapse can affect the bladder, uterus, and/or rectum and intestines. While childbirth is the most common risk factor … Continue reading

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Managing the Side Effects from OAB Medications

Tweet Medications used for overactive bladder symptoms help to control urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. They work by helping the bladder muscle to relax and allow a larger amount of urine to be stored. It is important to take the … Continue reading

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Dietary Help for Your Bladder and Bowel Health

Just when you thought we had unearthed everything we needed to know for our diets to help us watch over our bladder and bowel health, researchers continue to unlike new clues, nutritional advice, and guidance. In recent months, the news … Continue reading

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Surgical Placement of Mesh to Repair POP Poses Risks

FDA NEWS RELEASE FDA: Surgical placement of mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse poses risks Agency says other options may expose women to less risk than transvaginal procedure The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an updated safety communication … Continue reading

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Five Tips for How to Build a Belly

One of the single most important things we can do to prevent health problems – including those associated with bladder and bowel control – is to maintain a proper weight. Researchers are increasingly identifying how body shape is a strong … Continue reading

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Helping A Loved One Find Control

At the beginning of a new year, one often resolves to tackle new goals or longstanding objectives that have received insufficient attention in past months or even years. But how often do we think about the needs of others rather … Continue reading

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Reducing Urinary Tract Infections

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality issued in April its annual quality report including data on rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in adult hospital patients tracked in the report. Five specific HAIs are tracked because of their high incidence … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for the Benefit of OAB

By Amber Addison, L.AC, Dipl.AC, a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and is currently licensed in North and South Carolina. She specializes in fertility and gynecology. She practices at Creative Health in Greenville, SC and at Asheville Healing Arts in … Continue reading

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