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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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How to Choose Disposable Incontinence Underwear

by Chelsea Wardach September 09, 2014 2 min read

Disposable incontinence underwear (also called adult pull ons or protective underwear) offer a great way for people with bladder problems to manage their leaks while also leading an active life. There are many different styles of adult pull ups to choose from and it’s important that you choose the right type to prevent embarrassing accidents.
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How to Manage Urinary Incontinence: Back to School Edition

by Chelsea Wardach September 04, 2014 2 min read

School is back in session! For college students with urinary incontinence, going back to school can be daunting. There’s the constant worrying over preventing leaks while in class and keeping classmates from finding out about any bladder problems. If you experience incontinence, use these tips to help you bring on the new school year free of leaks and with confidence.
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Three Incontinence Treatments to Try Before Considering Surgery

by Chelsea Wardach September 02, 2014 2 min read

Surgery for urinary incontinence is an option, but it shouldn’t be your first option. There are various other treatment plans available for incontinence. It all depends on the type of incontinence you have and what is causing it. Before you resort to surgery, try out these behavioral treatments to help you regain bladder control.
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Checklist: Do You Have Incontinence?

by Chelsea Wardach August 28, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence occurs when you cannot control your bladder and unexpectedly leak urine. Although common, incontinence should not be considered as normal. How do you know if you have incontinence? Use the checklist below to find out.
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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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How Protective Underwear Can Boost Your Confidence

by Chelsea Wardach August 21, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which you are unable to control your own bladder. As you can imagine, this can be embarrassing, especially if you have an accident out in public. Many people who suffer from incontinence also have low self-esteem and feelings of depression.
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Incontinence Briefs for Bariatric Patients

by Chelsea Wardach August 19, 2014 1 min read

Incontinence products come in a wide range of sizes from extra small to XL+. Heavier individuals may find it difficult to find larger sized briefs in brick and mortar stores. Fortunately, National Incontinence carries a variety of XL+ products for bariatric patients.
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Using Vaginal Weights after Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach August 12, 2014 2 min read

“I am several months post-partum and I’m still having troubling with leakage problems. I’ve heard about exercise weights that I can use to tone my vaginal muscles. Can you tell me more about these weights?”
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New McKesson Products Added to National Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach August 07, 2014 1 min read

This past week, we’ve added 10 new products to our site. These incontinence products are all value-priced and manufactured by McKesson, which provides health products for long term care facilities, home health agencies and HME suppliers. Among the new products, one is an incontinence pad, five are briefs, two are pull ups and the last two are waterproof underpads.
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