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  1. Incontinence Surgery Helps Cut Patient Costs

    Sept. 30, 2010 (Long Beach, Calif.) -- After having incontinence surgery, women report spending much less money on products and services to manage their symptoms than they did before surgery, a study shows. They save more than $500 a year, researchers found. The cost savings are not unexpected, says

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  2. Depression Linked to Urinary Incontinence in Men

    June 2, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Major depression, hypertension, enlarged prostates, and older age are all associated with an increased risk of moderate to severe urinary incontinence (UI) in men, a large study suggests. The findings, which provide one of the first national snapshots of urinary incon

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  3. Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Risk

    June 1, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Men and women who have to get up two or more times a night to urinate appear to be at an increased risk of death, researchers say. The increased risk of mortality was seen in all age groups -- 20- to 49 year-olds, 50- to 64-year-olds, and 65- to 90-year-olds -- says V

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  4. Stress Incontinence Sling Surgery: Which Is Best?

    May 19, 2010 - Women who decide on sling surgery for stress incontinence face another daunting decision: Which surgery is best? Surgeons have devised several different ways to improve the physical abnormalities of the urinary system that cause women to urinate involuntarily when they cough, laugh, o

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  5. Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Incontinence

    March 22, 2010 -- Not getting enough vitamin D may cause women problems in the bathroom as well as with their bones. A new study suggests vitamin D deficiency may contribute to pelvic floor disorders like urinary and fecal incontinence. “Higher vitamin D levels were associated with a decreased risk

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  6. The Scariest Article You'll Ever Read About Your Ladyparts

    By Jen Matlack We open up about four hush-hush conditions -- from peeing your pants to ridiculously heavy periods -- that millions of women are suffering from in silence. Maybe even you.   This is tough to admit, but here goes: I'm 39, and I pee myself on a regular basis. No kidding; it's true. Sinc

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  7. At the Gym With Incontinence

    You're toiling on the treadmill, Stairmaster, or recumbent bicycle -- and the accident happens: a little urinary incontinence. Small leaks can occur whether you're a teen or a woman in her 20s and upward. Often incontinence starts after childbirth or as the result of athletic injuries. Some men have

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  8. When You’re a Guest With Incontinence

    They may be family -- but having an incontinence accident while staying in another person's home can be awkward and embarrassing. How do you explain the wet sheets? How can you dispose of used incontinence pads? Is incontinence keeping you from visiting friends and family? "One of my patients was af

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  9. On Vacation With Incontinence

    A shopping spree in Milan, a hike in Ecuador, an island-hopping cruise. On vacation, you can escape most everyday hassles -- except incontinence. At every turn, it's unfamiliar territory. If you have an accident, what can you do? "Everyone who has incontinence has developed some coping strategies,"

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  10. Oops, I Leaked: Tales of Incontinence

    "I'm more sensitive now to women when they say they've 'gotta go,'" says 51-year-old professional speaker, author, and prostate cancer survivor Chuck Gallagher. The Greenville, S.C., resident experienced mild incontinence for six weeks following his laparoscopic surgery. "Guys don't want to talk abo

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