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Welcome November! National Incontinence Awareness Month

Welcome November! National Incontinence Awareness Month 0

November is National Incontinence Awareness Month. Did you know that as many as 3.3 million Canadians manage incontinence daily? So remember, you're not alone! Here is a helpful infographic that outlines some facts and statistics about incontinence in Canada [...]
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 [...]
50% of Seniors Are Incontinent - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

50% of Seniors Are Incontinent - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 0

It used to be a common statistic that 1 in 3 elderly people experienced in continence. But the US Centers for Disease Control released a study that shows it's far worse than thought."We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and about 25 percent had moderate, severe or very severe [...]
Pelvic Floor Incontinence Physiotherapy Now Provided in Downtown Toronto

Pelvic Floor Incontinence Physiotherapy Now Provided in Downtown Toronto 0

Ace Physio is now providing Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for the 1 in 4 Canadian females and 1 in 9 Canadian males suffer from urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence (“UI”) is defined as any involuntary leakage of urine. UI is not a topic openly discussed in our society because it is believed that there is no real solution [...]
TENA Indentifi: New Continence Care Technology

TENA Indentifi: New Continence Care Technology 0

SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company and the maker of TENA incontinence and skin care products, today announced that TENA Identifi, a new continence care technology, is currently in the final stages of regulatory clearance for an introduction to the United States market. The device, which leverages sensor technology to capture individual [...]
Jellyfish Transformed Into Super Absorbent Diapers

Jellyfish Transformed Into Super Absorbent Diapers 0

A new method of transforming jellyfish into biodegradable "super-absorbers" suitable for use in diapers, sponges, paper towels and tampons has been developed by nanotechnology startup Cine'al.Currently, the majority of high absorbent products produced commercially are made up of synthetic materials that can take thousands of years to break down."One third of disposable waste in dumps [...]
Botox Injections to Manage Incontinence

Botox Injections to Manage Incontinence 0

Most people think Botox 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, reports Health Cleveland Clinic.“The drug decreases the spasms that cause overactive bladder symptoms,” says Sandip Vasavada, [...]