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Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

Knowing When to Pee with Brightly Wearable

by Chelsea Wardach June 11, 2015 1 min read

People who experience urinary incontinence often rely on disposable briefs or washable underwear for protection. However, Jean Rintoul, CEO of startup Lir Scientific, is offering another method: Brightly, a wearable device that senses bladder expansion and alerts when it’s time to use the bathroom.
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FDA Approves Marketing of Fecal Incontinence Device for Women

by Chelsea Wardach February 17, 2015 2 min read

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that they have approved the marketing of the Eclipse System, a tool used to treat fecal incontinence (FI) in adult women aged 18 to 75 years old.
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Domtar to Expand Business through $160M Investment

by Chelsea Wardach December 11, 2014 1 min read

Domtar Corporation, which owns the Attends incontinence brand, is making plans to convert a pulp and paper plant in Ashdown, Ark. in hopes to expand their business. The $160 million investment will be used to increase production of the fluff material that’s used in their absorbent products, such as adult diapers and feminine hygiene products.
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Celebrating Bladder Health Awareness Month with NAFC

by Chelsea Wardach November 11, 2014 1 min read

There are 35 million adults in the United States who suffer from bladder problems, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Bladder issues may include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) disorders, chronic bladder infections, among many others.
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New UK Diaper Sensor Helps Alert Caregivers

by Chelsea Wardach November 04, 2014 2 min read

Researchers from the UK are currently developing a “smart diaper” that will alert caregivers when an elderly patient has soiled their adult diaper. The Sensidry System features a moisture-sensitive strip that attaches to a transmitter inside the patient’s diaper. When the diaper becomes wet, an electronic signal is sent to a receiver, which then sends a text message to the caretaker.
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Top 5 Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

by Bryan Mercer September 23, 2014 2 min read

Today marks the 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a serious fall this year. Twenty to thirty percent of older adults who fall will suffer injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas, which can hinder their independence.
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ACP Releases Nonsurgical Guidelines for Treating Incontinence in Women

by Chelsea Wardach September 16, 2014 2 min read

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines for treating urinary stress incontinence and urge incontinence without surgery.

For women with stress urinary incontinence, kegel exercises are recommended. Kegels help strengthen the muscles and tissues that control urine flow.

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Students Create Diaper Pad to Detect Infection in Babies

by Chelsea Wardach September 11, 2014 2 min read

“The Diaper Detective” is not a new TV show about a diaper-donning detective, nor is it a job description for someone who closely examines stool. It’s actually a small pad that’s inserted into diapers to determine if babies are dehydrated or have a bacterial infection.
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‘The Talk’ Co-Host Drops Her Pants for Underwareness

by Chelsea Wardach August 26, 2014 2 min read

Did you catch the Emmys last night? If so, you might have noticed Depend’s newest commercial for its “Underwareness” campaign.

The commercial features ‘The Talk’ co-host Sheryl Underwood who gives a testimony on how Depend underwear has given back her confidence after experiencing bladder leakage.

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Losing Weight to Improve Bladder Control

by Chelsea Wardach August 05, 2014 2 min read

“I am overweight and I have problems controlling my bladder. Sometimes I have accidents and it’s so embarrassing! My friend mentioned suggested that I lose weight to help stop the leaks. Is this true – will losing weight improve my incontinence problem?”
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Depend Products Among Nielsen’s Breakthrough Winners 2014

by Chelsea Wardach July 31, 2014 2 min read

Since 2011, global data company Nielsen releases a list of innovative products that aim to “fill an unmet consumer need.” This year’s Breakthrough Innovation winners include Depend’s Silhouette Brief for Women and Real Fit Briefs for Men.
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Drop Your Pants for Incontinence Awareness

by Chelsea Wardach July 29, 2014 2 min read

Depend wants you to drop your pants.

Yes, you read that right. The “Drop Your Pants for Underwareness” campaign is Kimberly-Clark’s latest push to reduce stigma associated with incontinence and wearing adult briefs and underwear.

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