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What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You -- Incontinence

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

In this new blog series, Things Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You, we look at issues and problems that could be happening in your aging parent's life that they are not telling you about -- and offer solutions to help manage these situations.

This Is How To Calm Your Bladder And Pee Less Often | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Do you often feel the urge to pee and feel like you just can't hold it? Do you head to the bathroom far more than you think is ...

The Day I Peed My Pants On My Daughter's Field Trip

Ariel Swift | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariel Swift

I'm 32 and peed my pants on my daughter's field trip. If I was waiting for a sign that I needed to take this part, postpartum incontinence, more seriously, I'd say this is it.

Controlled Sponteneity: The Key to Enjoying Life After Children

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2015 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As usual, it takes a celebrity to bring everyday, real-life problems to the forefront. Recently, "Nashville" actress Hayden Panettiere announced she is being treated for postpartum depression. Some accuse stars who go public with their personal struggles of trying to grab attention or get points for good deeds. Well, when it comes to raising awareness on issues like these, I don't really think it matters.

These Are All The Ways Laughter Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty

Is laughter really the best medicine? Here's what you didn't know about the science behind the saying.

5 Essential Tips To Help Anyone With A Weak Bladder

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty

Do you always look for the nearest bathroom when you're out in public? And do you worry about long road trips or sneezing too hard? Then you probably ...

Kegels in Your Car

Nancy Deville | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

One annoying, stressful, obnoxious fact of aging is, well, peeing in your pants. Stress incontinence can be avoided by doing mula bandha during yoga,...

In "Loo" of Good Taste

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.16.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I shudder to think how my parents would have survived in today's anything-goes, nothing-is-sacred, sexually charged society. Their values were black and white, wrong and right, good and bad, with little wiggle room for compromise.

What I Learned About My Own Bladder From Potty Training

Inga | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty

I've finally come to understand the basic connection between grandparents and tiny grandchildren: diapers. They really want to get out of them, and we fervently hope never to get into them.

10 Things Every Middle-Aged Person Should Have In Their Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty

  It's been said that the only time the world beats a path to your door is when you are in the bathroom. Bathrooms are our special places. Here'...

What Your Midnight Bathroom Break Is Really Trying To Tell You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: I often wake up once (or twice) in the middle of the night to use the bathroom -- even when I said no to that glass of wine before bedti...

A Man Soiled Himself in the Street -- and Came up with a Great Business Idea!

Dennis Buchmann | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Dennis Buchmann

A.T. is practicing his big pitch on me. We're sitting at a small table on a kind of meeting stage at the Slush Conference in Tokyo. It is not just a place where futuristic and powerful-looking electric motorbikes are presented. People are also guiding little Styrofoam balls through the air in electrostatic fields.

How to Tell Illness From 'Oldness' in Your Senior Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It's often difficult for owners of older pets to know whether changes they see in their dog or cat are signs of normal aging, or signs of a more serio...

Vadge Bras And Incontinence: A Conversation Only 50+ Women Can Understand

Emma Nicholson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson And here we are not actually having lunch together but thinking REALLY hard about it. ...

Don't Say Shhh to Urine Incontinence -- It's Nothing to Sneeze At

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Fortunately, there are treatments available for urinary incontinence, but first it had to be recognized as a treatable problem and talked about with a medical professional. There are several types of incontinence.

Always Running To The Bathroom? Your Bladder Health, Explained

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Do you feel like you're constantly making trips to the bathroom? And do you sometimes (or often) find you leak a litt...

My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Stories From Pelvic Floor Rehab (Part Two)

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

Ally appears in the waiting room and walks me back to her office. I showered and shaved this morning, as if primping for a hot date. This lady has seen more of me lately than my husband has.

My Privates Have a Personal Trainer: Stories From Pelvic Floor Rehab (Part One)

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

I laugh a little, because I always laugh when someone talks about farting or peeing and she just mentioned both. And also because Ally, the physical therapist who I just met, is staring at my lady parts. I tense my pelvic floor muscles while she watches. I feel like I am winking at a stranger. With my vagina.

Questions About Aging That You're Too Embarrassed (Or Afraid) To Ask

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We asked these top doctors to explain some of the less-than-awesome surprises of getting older. Q. Argh, facial hair! Is there a...

New Beginnings

Dave Dubin | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

So I officially accepted a position I was offered on Wednesday, took the physical on Friday, and flew to the national sales meeting on Sunday. My wif...

8 Ways to Achieve Bladder Control

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Worried about getting too far from the bathroom or exercising without losing urine? That's called incontinence, and it isn't any fun. Twenty years ago...

How To Make Incontinence Cool

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I've got some advice for baby boomer marketers. While we use your products, we aren't thrilled that we have to use them. Marketers need to understand the difference between marketing to a generation and marketing products by using a generational spokesmodel.

Kegel Rhymes With Bagel: What I Learned at Camp Kegel

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.18.2011 | Women
Carolyn Bucior

By the light of the campfire, I sipped my merlot, tightened my pelvic floor muscles, then quickly released ...

The 2 Exercises Every Woman Should Be Doing

OWN | Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Women's health physical therapists swear these pelvic workouts help forestall all kinds of female-specific problems. One's a classi...

Not a Girls Club: 14 Tips For Dealing With Male Incontinence | Amanda MacMillan | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living

About 25 million Americans have urinary incontinence. It's estimated that three-fourths are women, but that leaves more than five million men with...