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  1. Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pel

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  2. Exercise May Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting u

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  3. Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. "We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and abo

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  4. Living With Overactive Bladder

    You're sitting in a meeting when you have the sudden urge to pee. Immediately. Or you can't sleep because your bladder wakes you up. Maybe you've canceled plans because you don't always make it to the bathroom on time. And you're embarrassed to talk about it. No need to feel shame, says Maude Carmel

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  5. Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of vaginal mesh -- a device implanted to help support a woman's pelvic organs -- won't necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new

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  6. Female Incontinence Device Gets 'High Risk' Status

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal mesh devices that support the pelvic organs and help ease incontinence in women will get stricter oversight in the future due to safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. "The FDA

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  7. 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often s

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  8. Mistakes People With OAB Make

    You may not be able to cure overactive bladder, but with the right tools and know-how, you can control it. Many people who have OAB don't realize there are things they can, and should, do differently. The first and often biggest mistake a person with OAB makes is thinking they can't do anything abou

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  9. New Treatments for Overactive Bladder

    When you live with overactive bladder (OAB), your overwhelming worry becomes, "Where is the nearest bathroom?" You never know when you'll feel the sudden urge to urinate -- the hallmark of urge incontinence. And every time you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift your groceries, there's a good chance you'l

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  10. Traveling With Overactive Bladder

    The thought of traveling to an exotic destination might sound enticing, but not when you know you'll be taking your overactive bladder along with you. The thought of frantically searching for a bathroom in an unfamiliar city might fill you with dread. But it is possible to travel successfully. Too o

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