Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More

Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)

When it comes to quenching your thirst, water rules. But when it comes to knowing how much water you should drink every day, opinions are all over the map. Should you buy a 2-liter water bottle to get your 8 ounces in every day? Or is drinking when you’re thirsty enough to satisfy your fluid … Read More

Incontinence? Botox Injections for Your Bladder

Most people think Botox® (onabotulinum toxinA) is a tool for plastic surgeons, and not urologists. But the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug about a year ago for women with overactive bladder symptoms when there is no apparent neurologic cause. Research shows the drug is 70 to 80 percent effective for people who have sudden … Read More

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7 Surprising Uses for Botulinum Toxin

Most people are familiar with the cosmetic uses of Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and other forms of injectable botulinum toxin. But this drug is good for more than just paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. It can also be used to treat a range of conditions – from serious pain disorders to less serious medical issues. … Read More

Women in Their 70s: Seniors Can Stay Strong (Video)

Age 70 and beyond are very important senior years when women want to maintain their independence. The main causes of women entering nursing homes are memory loss, incontinence and a broken hip, so we want to carefully screen for blood pressure levels, bladder function and osteoporosis. Stroke is a concern for women over 70, so … Read More

A Spotlight for Detecting Cancer

Could finding cancer be as simple as flipping a switch? For the most fatal form of bladder cancer, it may be. With funding from the pharmaceutical company Photocure, J. Stephen Jones, MD, Chairman of the Department of Regional Urology at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and a multicenter team have found a way … Read More