Yoga App Eases in Incontinence in 4 Weeks

People with incontinence who used the Yoga of Immortals mobile app had significant improvement in the frequency and severity of urine leaks in four weeks, a new study shows. The globally used app combines specific yogic postures in the Sanatan tradition with breathing exercises, sound therapy, and meditation. Read more

Source: Futurity, July 27, 2022

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Prasterone Shows Promise In Reducing Severity of Urinary Urge Incontinence

Because of a decrease in estrogen, menopause is often accompanied by multiple vaginal and urinary issues. To date, most treatment options focus on vulvar and vaginal atrophy, with fewer options available to treat urinary incontinence. A new study, however, suggests prasterone is effective in improving the severity of urinary urge incontinence. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Read more.

Source: Newswise, July 27, 2022

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Urinary Incontinence Poses Burden to Long-Term Care

The impact and management of urinary incontinence (UI) related to overactive bladder is a substantial burden to long-term care (LTC) residents and staff, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  Richard G. Stefanacci, D.O., from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and colleagues assessed the impact of UI on residents, staff, care processes, and quality measures in LTC settings. The analysis included responses from directors of nursing who had worked for at least one year in a ≥100-bed facility. Read more.

Source: Health Day News, July 25, 2022

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First Quality Introduces Size 8 Youth Diaper for More Inclusive Care

First Quality has launched Boundless by Cuties®, a size 8 youth diaper for children with special needs who have outgrown baby diapers, but who are not yet ready for adult incontinence products. Boundless youth diapers aim to provide Complete Care for All, so that every child can feel confident and protected.  The first-of-its-kind youth diaper provides the same protection as a baby diaper but is designed to fit the frame of children who are 58 lbs. or more and managing incontinence issues.  Read more.

Source: PRNewswire, July 20, 2022

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What Has Stayed and What Disappeared In Benign Urology

“Any knowledge that doesn’t lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life,” said poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska.  Looking back at the past 50 years, I recounted the achievements and yet-to-be-conquered goals. It is also prudent to think back to what ideas/concepts have withstood the test of time, in the quest for knowledge and the inherent desire to replace old with new. Read more.

Source: Urology Times, June 16, 2022

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Ipsen Receives Positive Opinion In Europe for Dysport® In the Management of Urinary Incontinence In Adults With Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity Due to Multiple Sclerosis or Spinal Cord Injury

Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) has received positive opinion in Europe for the management of urinary incontinence (UI) in adults with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) due to spinal cord injury (SCI) (traumatic or non-traumatic) or multiple sclerosis (MS), who are regularly performing clean intermittent catheterization (CIC).  This positive opinion for Dysport® now permits individual European country Health Authorities to grant national approvals, according to their country regulations.  In addition, Ipsen is also currently in the process of obtaining approvals in other countries outside the European Union. Read more.

Source: Globe Newswire, June 9, 2022

An Effective Response to the Impact of Health Stigma Is Within Our Reach

We’re experiencing a renaissance of civil rights in this country. A woman has run for President of the United States on a major party ticket. People can marry whomever they choose. The country is caught up in a retelling of the story of our founding fathers – in a hip-hop musical written by a Latino and featuring a colorblind cast.

Major shifts indeed. And we plan to ignite yet another – for people of every age, gender, and life situation. For people who have difficulty walking, seeing, hearing, or comprehending the world around them, and millions more who cope with health conditions, seen and unseen, that redefine their life options. Disability and other health challenges have many causes – from accident, to disease, to genetic chance. The result is often a daily test of individual resolve and strength. But along with these solitary struggles, there is one common to all: stigma.Continue reading

When It Happens a Hundred Plus Times a Year, You Tend to Assume

One of my colleagues, a life coach, says if you are going to assume an outcome, then choose the assumption that makes you the happiest. It’s some of the best advice I’ve ever had…I fail miserably at it!

The problem is, when it happens a hundred plus times a year, my personal version of “stranger danger,” I tend to assume it is about to happen again whenever I am using crutches, sporting a visible difference in the form of a leg brace, and a stranger approaches.Continue reading

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It’s funny what can bring you hope, sometimes it can be the simplest thing and yesterday it was, with the bonus of it happening on a picture perfect fall day.

Yes, Fall is finally here in the Midwest, the squirrels are crazy busy, school is back in session, and it is raining leaves! It’s once again that time of year when if you don’t have children to pick up after school you stay off the roads when the yellow buses swarm…stopping frequently (and holding up traffic) while their charges finally spill from the bus!

But sometimes household or work-related schedules must be met and even sans kids, you find yourself caught up in the after school mayhem. While it Continue reading