Four Tips for Talking to Your Patients about Incontinence

Doctor and patient conversing

A man walks into a doctor’s office for his monthly check up with his daughter. During the examination, the doctor asks how his nightly incontinence is. “Its fine,” says the old man. “I just get up and go to the bathroom, and God turns on the light for me.” The doctor finishes up the examination,…

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Five Tips for Reducing Incontinence After Prostate Cancer

Reducing Incontinence After Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, with more than 250,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Prostate cancer treatment can include radiation, chemotherapy and/or surgery – and all these options can result in temporary or permanent urinary incontinence. That is because the prostate gland surrounds the urethra. Removing the prostate through surgery…

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Wee Answer Wednesday: Neurological Disorders & Incontinence

Neurological Disorders and Incontinence

We’ve talked a lot about spinal cord injuries here but it’s important not to forget, that’s not the only disease that’s strongly associated with incontinence. Other neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke and Spina Bifida are often the cause of incontinence. In each of these cases incontinence can have a huge economic,…

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The Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on Parenting

Parenting can be a major part of life after a spinal cord injury. I came across the article below from the most recent issue of Life in Action magazine. And I wanted to share it with you all. They are looking for research participants for an exciting new study on parenting after SCI. You can…

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Wee Answer Wednesday: Wheel You Be My Valentine?

It’s the day before Valentine’s, a day some know as Desperation Day. It’s a day for the smug couples to finalize their plans and lonely singles to visit bars in hopes of picking up an acceptable Mr/Mrs Right Now. So in honor of the spirit of both Valentine’s Day and its ignominious ‘eve we’ve got…

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Spinal Cord Injuries & Depression

Now I’m not a big fan of lawyers, (in fact, any joke that ends with a lawyer being eaten by an alligator is almost guaranteed to get a laugh), I have to concede that I was impressed with the blog below from Rix & McKay Solicitors LLP in the UK. So I’ve decided to share…

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The Costs of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

I’ve known for a while that a Spinal Cord Injury is expensive. But I didn’t really get it until I came across some information on the Christopher Reeve website that really put it into perspective. I’ve highlighted some of the most stark bit of information below, therefore I would definitely encourage you to take a…

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