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Can Cranberry Juice Help UTI?

Can cranberry juice help UTI? Published 2019/08/05 What is the nutritional composition of cranberry? Can Cranberry Juice Help UTI? Let’s take a look at the nutritional composition of cranberry. Fresh cranberries contain nearly 86~87% water, 4~5% fructose, 2% insoluble fiber, 1.4% soluble fiber, 2.4% organic acid, water-soluble vitamins B and...

Can You Reuse Catheters? Studies overviews

Can You Reuse an Intermittent catheters? Studies overview Published 2021/09/16 FDA's study, current guidance and regulation Can you reuse intermittent catheters? Before answering the question, we might need to have a quick glance at the history of reusing single-use medical devices. Before the late 1970s, most medical devices were considered...

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Hydrophilic Catheters: Benefits and Instructions

Hydrophilic Catheters: Benefits and Instructions What is a Hydrophilic Catheter? Hydrophilic means water-loving. A hydrophilic catheter is a urinary intermittent catheter coated with a special polymer coating that can bind onto water molecules. When a hydrophilic catheter comes into contact with water, the polymer coating binds onto the water and...

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Exercise for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

Exercise for People With Spinal Cord Injuries People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) need to exercise to lead a healthy life. An inactive, sedentary lifestyle may lead to a host of health problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.  Many people who have...

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Exercise for adults and children with Spina Bifida

Exercise for adults and children with Spina Bifida Exercise is important for people with Spina Bifida because it increases their ability to live an independent, high-quality life. In general, exercise strengthens muscles and bones, helps maintain a healthy mood and weight, and reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak, Major Airlines Waive Change

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Major Airlines Waive Change/Cancel Fees The new coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many people’s travel plans. As flight changes and cancellations are happening, these major US airlines have waived the change/cancel fees.  Each airline company’s policies are different, but many are not only waiving fees for flights departing...

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5 Sex & Intimacy Tips for Women with Underactive Neurogenic Bladder

5 Sex & Intimacy Tips for Women with Underactive Neurogenic Bladder Women with underactive neurogenic bladder often struggle with sex and intimacy due to the painful recurrences of UTIs. Unfortunately, urinary retention, long-term catheterization, and sex all increase the risk of UTIs. For women with underactive bladder, the former two...

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6 Tips for Traveling with a Neurogenic Bladder

6 Tips for Traveling with a Neurogenic Bladder  Neurogenic bladder affects people of all ages, but it should stop no one from traveling and having a good experience. This article will go over the six things you should consider before going on your next big trip. The tips in this...

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5 Common Bladder Irritants to Avoid This Holiday Season

5 Common Bladder Irritants to Avoid This Holiday Season The holiday season is upon us! To keep both you and your bladder cheerful throughout the holidays, learn more about these 5 common bladder irritants.  1. Alcohol, caffeinated and/or carbonated drinks Wine, beer, coffee, Coca-Cola—all of your favorite drinks are unfortunately...

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CAUTI Prevention 101

CAUTI Prevention 101 As reported by NHSN, CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) is the most common type of healthcare-associated infection. It is a serious issue for people who regularly practice intermittent catheterization, and for people who are administered foley catheters during their hospital stays. This article will go over the...

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7 Things You Should Know About Male Intermittent Catheters

7 Things You Should Know About Male Intermittent Catheters If you are a man new to using intermittent catheters, here are 7 things you should know about self-catheterization. This article will cover the reasons for self-catheterization, the risk of catheter-associated UTI, having privacy and control, what common sizes of catheters,...

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Pocket Catheters: What They Are and Where to Get Them

Pocket Catheters: What They Are and Where to Get Them Pocket catheters are simply catheters that can fit in your pocket, and they usually refer to intermittent catheters. Pocket catheters serve the exact same purpose as regular catheters. The only difference is they are compact enough to fit into a...