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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Major Airlines Waive Change/Cancel Fees  

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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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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Sex & Intimacy Tips for Women with Underactive Neurogenic Bladder

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 are...

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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, which include how to reduce the risk of catheter-associated UTI, what kind of catheters give you more privacy and control, and what size of...

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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...

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How to Find the Urethra and Avoid UTIs: A Guide for Female Catheter Users

How to Find the Urethra and Avoid UTIs: A Guide for Female Catheter Users Finding the urethra and avoiding UTIs are two common problems encountered by female catheter users. Because the urethral opening is small, it is hard to see or feel it, and it is prone to be infected. ...

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips Flying with catheters shouldn’t make you nervous, and this article will help you relax by covering everything you need to know: TSA rules on catheter, taking catheters through airport security, what goes into a travel catheter kit, safe and hygienic...

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5 Tips to Drink More Water

5 Tips to Drink More Water When self-catheterizing, it is crucial to stay adequately hydrated for optimal body functioning and lower rates of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Doctors recommend two to three liters of water a day, though most people drink much less.  We understand that drinking enough water can...