News and Articles — National Incontinence Awareness Month

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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 [...]
Fecal Incontinence: The #1 Answers for Your #2 Problem

Fecal Incontinence: The #1 Answers for Your #2 Problem 0

Let's tackle a fundamental issue for seniors - bowel incontinence. Many people are behind in knowing about it, or fear they'll be the rump of a joke if they bring it up. It may be a cheeky subject, butt let's get to the bottom of it. So take a seat while we answer your #1 [...]
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 [...]
5 Continence Care Products You're Probably Not Using... But You Should Be

5 Continence Care Products You're Probably Not Using... But You Should Be 0

Let's be honest; no one here at Healthwick grew up thinking "When I get older, I'm going to learn everything there is to know about continence care products." But after you've spent thousands of hours in conversation with caregivers, nurses, manufacturers and end-users, and run hundreds of tests on incontinence briefs, underwear and pads, you’d be amazed the tips [...]
How to Talk to Your Parent About Incontinence

How to Talk to Your Parent About Incontinence 0

Here at Healthwick, we’re bracing to be busy the week after Easter. What’s the correlation between Easter and increased demand for continence products? (Hint: It’s not the Easter eggs!). It’s because many Canadians will be visiting their parents or grandparents for the first time since Christmas, and they’ll suddenly notice that their parent is struggling with incontinence. It could be [...]
Help! What happens when my kid outgrows Pampers size 7?

Help! What happens when my kid outgrows Pampers size 7? 0

Talk to any parent of an older, special needs child and they can tell you about the panic they started feeling when they realized their child was about to outgrow baby diapers. It might have felt like it happened overnight - suddenly, the size 7 baby diaper (for 41 lbs+) are barely fitting around the waist [...]
National Incontinence Awareness Month - 6 Facts About Incontinence

National Incontinence Awareness Month - 6 Facts About Incontinence 0

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 [...]
4 Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Experiencing Incontinence

4 Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Experiencing Incontinence 0

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 [...]
10 Things That Can Make Your Incontinence Worse

10 Things That Can Make Your Incontinence Worse 0

Do you suffer from incontinence? You can cut down on symptoms by changing what you eat and drink. Incontinence can happen to anyone, although it’s more common in women than in men. “Mild urinary leakage affects most women at some time in our lives,” says Mary Rosser, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in obstetrics [...]
Managing Incontinence While Travelling

Managing Incontinence While Travelling 0

Many people suffering from incontinence might find it surprising that a large number of people with this problem are leading a normal and active life, pursuing not just their daily activities but their hobbies as well. It is all a matter of managing the condition using the best available products and taking precautionary measures. For all [...]