National Bladder Awareness Month
It’s time to speak out about bladder health conditions, such as incontinence, and urge everyone to take notice of their bladder health and do something to improve it. Over 25 million Americans live with incontinence each day, but it’s a condition that too often gets swept under the rug. This information can be left out of pertinent doctor/patient discussions due to embarrassment.
The truth is, this is a hard subject for most. Let’s face it; incontinence is not something most people want to talk about around the dinner table. Most women wait at least seven years before even speaking with a doctor about incontinence. People hide incontinence from their friends, family, and also their significant other. It limits people’s lives and how they interact with each other – fear of having an accident takes precedence over time with friends, family, and even work.
This month take charge of your bladder health and incontinence by taking some actionable steps toward managing your condition. The best thing you can do first is to talk to SOMEONE about it!
Recycling for the Whole Family
We all want to recycle. But when you’re super busy, sometimes that extra step just doesn’t happen. Ditch the guilt and turn recycling into a fun family project. Your child will not only develop an important habit, but if you talk about why you’re separating all those bottles and cans – and what happens to that trash if you don’t- chances are he’ll start to keep you in check! Teach him the basics, and then put him in charge of items that aren’t breakable, like paper and plastic bottles. Take care of glass items yourself. Make sure you label the bins you use to separate items, so it’s really easy for your child to remember what goes where. For younger kids, put photos on the containers to make it clear. Older kids can take the recycling out to the curb — and if your town doesn’t have a pickup program, take your child with you to the recycling center. Once your new routine’s in full swing, you’ll save time — and help save the earth too!
“Movember” is not just an excuse men have to grow a mustache during November. It’s a movement by an organization raising awareness for men’s health by addressing some of the top medical conditions facing men like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
The goal is to grow a mustache to spark conversation among friends and family about men’s health issues. People can donate to your “mo” to further research in the area of men’s health as well through us.movember.com. The website also highlights issues facing men today as well as suggestions on prevention and treatment. Their slogan is ‘Grow a Mo. Save Bro.” and that’s precisely what they are doing.