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Understanding and Overcoming Prostate Cancer

Today’s guest is Dr. Gregory Amend, a reconstructive urologist practicing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who shares his expertise on prostate health, prostate cancer, treatment options and recovery.

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Living With An Invisible Illness

D’andre Hardy developed a severe case of Crohn’s colitis at age 12 and spent years struggling with her condition. She tried countless management strategies, took dozens of different medications, and ultimately chose to undergo an ostomy procedure to help regain control of her life. It was that experience that led to her founding the Seen Society, an organization dedicated to revising the narrative about people with invisible illnesses.

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The Diaper Divide

Today’s guest is Aleece Fosnight, a board-certified physician assistant specializing in incontinence conditions and a medical advisor for Aeroflow Urology, and she shares with us details about the Diaper Divide and insight on what we can do individually and collectively to make a difference for millions.

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Conquering Urinary Incontinence: Carolyn’s Journey to Freedom

Today we’re joined by Carolyn Hampton, a patient who had such severe overactive bladder that she was going to the bathroom urgently every hour of the day and night. Medication only did so much for her, but she found real, lasting relief through the InterStim system, a tiny implanted device that helped improve the communication between her brain and her bladder. Listen to learn more about what she was going through and the journey she took to drier days.

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Life After Prostate Cancer with Dr. Peter Hill

A lot of men who are facing the prospect of prostate removal due to cancer have no idea that incontinence is an almost inevitable result of the procedure. For most men, leaking resolves itself in a few months to a year, but for some men, it can persist. Sexual dysfunction is another common side effect that many men need to navigate post-surgery…

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Can stem cells be used to treat incontinence?

On today’s episode of Life Without Leaks, we talk with Dr. Michael Chancellor, a board certified urologist, professor, scientist and researcher about cutting-edge treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence. He’s one of the principal developers of a new treatment for SUI that uses a patient’s own stem cells to repair their anatomy. It’s currently in Phase 3 trials with the FDA – the Cellebrate Study – and you may even be eligible to participate.

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A magic treatment for bowel incontinence?

Dr. Joshua Bleier, a colorectal surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, who shares with us about a treatment that provides relief to an enormous number of patients

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Tips for Seeing Your Physician

Nobody wants to talk about their leaks, but it’s something that has to be done if you’re going to get the treatment you deserve. In today’s episode, Dr. Kathleen Kobashi, chair of the Department of Urology at Houston Methodist Hospital and a specialist in women’s health and bladder control issues, gives us tips on how to overcome embarrassment and have a confident, comfortable – and most importantly, productive – conversation with your physician.

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Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

Pregnancy changes your body in amazing ways, but some of those changes are less welcome than others.– Hear from Melissa Nassaney in our latest podcast.

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Do you wake up at night to pee?

Do you find yourself waking up more than once a night to use the bathroom? If you do, you may have something called nocturia, which is a condition that causes you to have to get out of bed to pee two or more times a night.

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