Top 10 Women’s Health Advances and What They Mean for You

Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More

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

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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The Truth About Vaginal Mesh

Sensational news coverage and ads by law firms have spread fear among women about vaginal mesh, a medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which occurs when weakened pelvic muscles allow these organs to drop from their normal position. With so much negative information out there, what are the facts about vaginal mesh? … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Urinary Problems in Children

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about urinary problems in children? Halima Janjua, MD, Center for Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at noon (ET). From Bedwetting to Kidney Stones: Urinary Problems in Children Live Web Chat: noon (ET) … 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

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You Can Treat Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be a tough topic to bring up in the doctor’s office, but if you’re constantly leaking or consistently needing to rush to the bathroom, getting help might be easier than you think. Cleveland Clinic’s Courtenay Moore, MD, one of the only 30 board-certified, fellowship-trained women in female urology in the United States, … Read More