Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Urinary Incontinence
Annotation:American Geriatrics Society - Ask your doctor the right questions.
Annotation:National Women’s Health Information Center, United States Department of Health and Human Services - Questions answered about incontinence in women.
Annotation:Surgery is one of the options for treating stress urinary incontinence, these are some important questions you want to ask before deciding on a surgeon or a procedure.
Annotation:American UroGynecologic Society Foundation - Website and online community providing support, information, and education about pelvic floor disorders (PFD) in women, including bladder control problems. The most up-to-date site with regard to specific issues with the treatment of PFD.
Annotation:Take the Floor: Voices for PFD, American UroGynecologic Society Foundation - A directory with the names and addresses of AUGS members, whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of urogynecology.
Annotation:Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with incontinence through public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.
Annotation:The official Foundation of the American Urological Association, the professional society for urologists urologist, doctors who specialize in treating problems of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. Provides patient information, research news, advocacy and a directory.
Annotation:American Urological Association Foundation - Searchable directory of practicing urologists who are members of the American Urological Association.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
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