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New Guidelines for Treating Incontinence
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has updated its guidelines for treating urinary incontinence (UI), a fairly common medical issue facing women today.
The Facts of Overactive Bladder
While it may be difficult to talk about your overactive bladder issues, there's no reason to feel embarrassed about discussing the condition with a health care professional. Your doctor is likely to offer some helpful strategies.
Urine Isn't Sterile: Bacteria and Overactive Bladder
Researchers appear to have debunked the long-held notion that urine is sterile. And the bacteria in urine may have implications for people with overactive bladder.
Specialist Spotlight: Urology
The word "urology" is a familiar one, but for many, knowledge about what exactly a urologist does and the conditions they treat might be lacking.
Health Risks Seniors Should Be Aware Of
As you age, you may be faced with health risks you did not have to confront before. While you can’t prevent the passing of time, being knowledgeable and proactive with your health can have dramatic effects on your current and future quality of life.
Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder
The strain of vaginal childbirth can result in bladder leakage problems. For some women, the problem will likely get better with time, but for others it might get worse.
The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee
Over half of adults in America drink coffee every single day, and collectively, the U.S. spends $40 billion each year on coffee. It is important for daily drinkers to understand both the health risks and benefits of their coffee habit. Here are some ways that coffee can impact your health.
Foods that Fill You Up
Fad diets come and go, but one factor shared by most, if not all, successful diets is to burn more calories than consumed. This is simple in theory, but cutting back on calories often leaves one hungry and can increase temptations to stray from the diet. Here are some foods and nutrients that help fill you up and keep you feeling full for longer.
Reasons Why Your Belly Hurts
Stomach issues are often related to the kinds of foods and drinks we consume, but some health conditions can cause stomach problems too. Here’s a list you should keep in mind.
Rx Reduced Bladder Leakage in the Elderly
People with urgency incontinence get a signal that they have to urinate moments before they have bladder leakage. Getting relief from this tough problem is on the mind of many seniors.