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10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid if You're Managing Incontinence

10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid if You're Managing Incontinence 1

If you’re managing incontinence, you may notice that certain foods and drinks affect you differently. It is true that some foods and beverages can irritate your bladder, making urinary incontinence worse (although many are delicious!). Here is a list of 10 foods and drinks you should avoid if you’re managing incontinence [...]

Don’t Let Incontinence Spook You! 7 Scary Myths Busted

Don’t Let Incontinence Spook You! 7 Scary Myths Busted 0

There are quite a few myths out there regarding incontinence. It is important to know what's true, and what isn’t. We want our Healthwick readers, especially those who are new to incontinence, to have a good understanding of the myths vs. the realities of incontinence. In the spirit of Halloween Let’s debunk 7 scary myths [...]
Why do we STILL call them adult diapers? UPDATE: 5 Years Later

Why do we STILL call them adult diapers? UPDATE: 5 Years Later 0

The year is 2015. Top movies of the year include The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and the new Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens.Adele has said hello, Bruno Mars is looking for some uptown funk and The Weeknd can’t feel their face. The US Supreme Court has made same sex marriage legal, Justin Trudeau has been elected [...]
And the Oscar Goes To.... 4 Academy Award Nominees Managing Incontinence

And the Oscar Goes To.... 4 Academy Award Nominees Managing Incontinence 0

Oscar nominees are famous for their stunning awards-night looks, but some may be discreetly wearing a continence containment product under their glittering dresses and suave tuxedos.Here are 4 Academy Award nominees who have talked publicly about what it's like to manage incontinence, on or off the red carpet:Kate WinsletWinner Best Actress for The ReaderKate Elizabeth [...]
3 Myths about Swimming and Incontinence

3 Myths about Swimming and Incontinence 0

To pee or not to pee... That is the question. It’s that time of year again. The weather is warm, the pools are open and our phones are ringing off the hook with inquiries for “swim diapers”. There’s a lot of confusion in the marketplace about how to manage continence issues and swimming, and how swim diapers work. Let’s [...]
Celebrities With Incontinence

Celebrities With Incontinence 0

If you've done any reading about incontinence, you've probably heard the statistic that 1 in 10 people in North America are managing continence issues at any given time. But what you may not have thought of is that incontinence doesn't discriminate between rich and poor, celebrity and average joes.So if you're managing incontinence, whether it [...]
The Elephant in the Room: ABDLs

The Elephant in the Room: ABDLs 0

Very early on after launching www.Healthwick.ca, one of our customer care reps turned to me and said: "I have an online chat customer. He wants to know if we're ABDL-aware?"Clearly at this point I was NOT, since I'd never heard the acronym before, so I responded, "Hold on, let me Google it...."Wow.ABDL (or the more accurate [...]
Rate of Acquisition in Incontinence Products

Rate of Acquisition in Incontinence Products 0

As you know, we're a little bit nerdy when it comes to incontinence products. We like to test everything so we can give customers a real, hands-on impression of how the product might work well (or not so well) for them. So when a manufacturer came to us recently and said "Our new next generation brief [...]
The Science of Super Absorbent Polymers

The Science of Super Absorbent Polymers 0

Go ahead and call us geeks, but the team here at Healthwick loves playing with Super Absorbent Polymers! SAP is perhaps the most important material in an absorbent incontinence product. These tiny but complex hydrogel beads that can absorb up to 500 times their weight in liquid and swell up to 60 times their size. A teaspoon of SAP [...]
Why do we still call them "adult diapers"?

Why do we still call them "adult diapers"? 0

Healthwick closely aligns itself with many clinical and research-based groups, including the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors, Urology Nurses of Canada and Canadian Continence Foundation. And one thing that any reputable healthcare professional will tell you - the term "adult diapers" is taboo. It's considered to be at best undignified and at worst downright offensive to people [...]
Incontinence Product Commercials: Funny or Cringe-worthy?

Incontinence Product Commercials: Funny or Cringe-worthy? 0

Let's be frank; talking about incontinence isn't easy. It's a sensitive, highly personal, and often embarrassing subject for most people. You can imagine that advertising incontinence products and product suppliers isn't easy, either! In fact, just last year, the Globe and Mail did a feature story on Healthwick in the section "Marketing the Unmentionable".That's why we [...]
To Treat Grandma's Incontinence, Buy A Video Game that Makes her Dance

To Treat Grandma's Incontinence, Buy A Video Game that Makes her Dance 0

Dancing could help older women fight urinary incontinence, and it seems that video games are the best way to get them moving. A regimen of dance-based video games, a new study shows, could be a cheap and fun form of physiotherapy.In a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, Canadian and Swiss researchers added dance exercises [...]