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Getting Rest from Bladder Issues
For people with overactive bladder, many aspects of day-to-day life can be interrupted. And unfortunately, overactive bladder doesn't usually take a break when a patient lies down in bed.  
Risking it With Overactive Bladder
Bladder function is probably something most people take for granted, but for those with overactive bladder, this situation takes on greater importance.
Sleepless in the Bathroom
Tired of trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night? For women who can't sleep, your bladder may be connected to those long, restless nights.
Toviaz More Effective Than Detrol In Reducing Urinary Incontinence
Pfizer Inc. announced that a Phase 4 study assessing the efficacy and safety of Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) met its primary endpoint.
New Overactive Bladder Drug Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Myrbetriq ( mirabegron ) to treat adults with overactive bladder, a condition in which the bladder muscle cannot be controlled, squeezes too often or squeezes without warning.
Don't Make Your Kids Smoke
The reasons to quit smoking keep adding up. If you're a parent who smokes, the secondhand smoke your children inhale may contribute to bladder problems.
Rx Relieves That Got-to-Go-Now Feeling
Is there anything worse than having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom? If you have overactive bladder ( OAB ), you know the issue can sometimes result in more than a sense of urgency.
Expensive Bladder Test Not Needed
Many women suffer from urinary incontinence, or a loss of bladder control. For severe cases, surgery can help. A recent study reports that an invasive and expensive test given to women before surgery may not be needed.
Fetal Shunt Reduces Urinary Obstruction
Good news for pregnant moms carrying a baby with a rare birth defect affecting the urethra: treatment using a small tube called a shunt can reduce serious health risks for your baby.
Botox Injections Okay for OAB
Botox is a promising new treatment for people with overactive bladder ( OAB ), or urge incontinence. But is it safe to rely on repeated injections?