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Alliance for Pelvic Pain Conference Postponed to Late May by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine FYI, for those interested in attending the always helpful Alliance for Pelvic Pain weekend conference, it has been postponed from March to May 31-June 1st!! Space is limit ... Read on »
Help for Pelvic Pain Sufferers by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Help for Pelvic Pain Sufferers – Physiotherapy specialists provide relief for pelvic floor pain Newswise — In the fall of 2012, Barbara was enjoying the fruits of a su ... Read on »
NJ Research Study Seeks Women With Vulvodynia by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Given the high number of interstitial cystitis patients who suffer from vulvodynia (and/or prostatodynia in men), we think it’s important to share related research studi ... Read on »
How Stress Triggers Interstitial Cystitis Flares by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of our favorite bloggers is Dr. Geo Espinosa who writes frequently about interstitial cystitis and other bladder/prostate disorders. He has an awesome blog today that ... Read on »
Parson’s IC Solution Kit Now Available – Prepackaged buffered heparin & lidocaine... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine University Compounding is delighted to announce that a new, prepackaged bladder instillation is now available in the USA. Named after its inventor, C. Lowell Parsons MD ... Read on »
Pesticides now linked to Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Endometriosis by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You may wonder why the ICN is covering research for Parkinson’s disease. This study demonstrates, yet again, that exposure to man made chemicals has the potential of cau ... Read on »
ABOG Reverses Decision – Gynecologists Can Treat Men by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you’re a man struggling with a hormone dysfunction, which medical care provider should you go to for treatment? Well, it might surprise you to learn that most men see ... Read on »
Today’s Dietitian Covers Interstitial Cystitis – Interview with Julie Beyer RD by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Urgency of Interstitial Cystitis — How Diet Can Improve a Crippling Disease In the February 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian , one of the most widely read periodi ... Read on »
Valentines Day, Intimacy and IC by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I apologize in advance if this column offends anyone but we do, on occasion, need to talk about intimacy and how IC can impact that. For those of you who know me, you kn ... Read on »
ICN E-Newsletter Available – January 31, 2014 by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The ICN E-Newsletter is the oldest and most widely read electronic newsletter for interstitial cystitis patients and providers. Our late January/Early February newsletter ... Read on »
Free Interstitial Cystitis Symposium – Scranton PA – Feb. 22, 2014 by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Pelvic pain specialist Dr. Robert Echenberg and IC researcher Sonia Planey PhD are two of the featured speakers in the FREE IC Symposium being held in Scranton Pennsylvani ... Read on »
A Weekend Retreat For Men & Women With Chronic Pelvic Pain – March 2014 by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Alliance for Pelvic Pain has put together a new weekend retreat for MEN & WOMEN struggling with chronic pelvic, sexual or genital pain, this time in New York C ... Read on »
2014 Supplement & Vitamin Review – Natural, OTC Neutraceuticals & Products Suggested For... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In 2011, the leading urology association in the world, the American Urological Association (auanet.org) , published their first Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment ... Read on »
Gralise Study seeks MEN and WOMEN with Pelvic Pain by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is conducting a Phase 4 clinical trial studying the pain relieving effects of a study drug, Gralise, a novel, long acting gabapen ... Read on »
Sam Berns Philosophy For Happiness by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How A 17 Year Old Can Teach Us All How To Live Despite The Presence of Illness and Pain If you’ve never heard of Sam Berns, you’ve missed an amazing young man. Sam ... Read on »
US Army Thanks ICN Founder Jill Osborne for Serving On Interstitial Cystitis Research Panel by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just received this fabulous letter from the US Army! It was an honor to serve, for the third year, as the consumer reviewer for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Progra ... Read on »
OTC product ProSirona shows modest effectiveness at reducing interstitial cystitis discomfort by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Interstitial cystitis and endometriosis are collectively known as the “evil twins” for their frequent co-existence in many patients. In early 2013, I noticed that the En ... Read on »
Cold & Flu Strategies For Interstitial Cystitis, Prostatitis and Bladder Pain Patients by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Flu season is in full force throughout Europe and North America leaving interstitial cystitis, bladder pain and prostatitis patients to wonder just what can they use to ... Read on »
Beware Champagne on New Years if You Have IC, Prostatitis or a Sensitive Bladder by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There’s no reason to feel left out on New Years Eve when it’s time to make a toast! You’ll just need to pick the RIGHT glass of bubbly, preferably one that is lower in a ... Read on »
Our December 2013 Newsletter & Holiday Gift For You! by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This holiday season, we wish you the joy of simple moments. A snowball fight, a day making cookies, a good movie, an afternoon of board games, the peace of a holida ... Read on »