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Read the latest news about interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and related conditions in the ICN blog.

Remarkable Patients With Pelvic Pain – Atara Schimmel

Introducing Atara Schimmel - Artist, Advocate, Pelvic Pain Patient (The purpose of the "Remarkable Patients" series is to highlight patients who have done remarkable things in spite of, or perhaps because of, their bladder and/or pelvic pain. We want to feature patients who are artisans, writers, athletes, small business owners to give them the opportunity [...]

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Northwestern Study Seeks Men & Women With IC/BPS or CP/CPPS

MAPP Research Network Study Seeks People with IC/BPS or CP/CPPS Do you or someone you know suffer from Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) or Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)? Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for men and women who have IC/BPS and men who have CPPS to participate in a research [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on Northwestern Study Seeks Men & Women With IC/BPS or CP/CPPS

ICN E-Newsletter – April 2016

April 2016 ICN E-Newsletter Interesting Blogs/Feature Stories   How Does Interstitial Cystitis Begin One of the most recognizable figures in research and clinical care, Dr. Lowell Parsons has treated 9000 IC patients in his 35 year career at UC San Diego. A legend in the IC movement, he developed the only oral medication approved for [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|ICN Newsletters, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on ICN E-Newsletter – April 2016

Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

Study Finds Strawberry Contains The Highest Pesticide Levels If your family loves to eat fresh strawberries, you might be stunned to discover that they were found to contain the highest level of pesticide residues of all tested fruits and vegetables (even after you wash them) according to the Environmental Working Groups 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

How Does Interstitial Cystitis Begin

Dr. Lowell Parson's Explores Early Signs and Symptoms of IC One of the most recognizable figures in research and clinical care, Dr. Lowell Parsons has treated 9000 IC patients in his 35 year career at UC San Diego. A legend in the IC movement, he developed the only oral medication approved for treatment of IC, Elmiron, as well [...]

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ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

Introducing Acid Zap™, a New Acid Reducing Product If you struggle with acid sensitivity and haven't had a good response with the popular supplement Prelief, a new product on the market may be worth trying. Acid Zap™ is a simple solution of sodium bicarbonate and water that can be added, by the drop, to those [...]

By |April 7th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

Is vaping safe for interstitial cystitis?

Can I smoke or vape with interstitial cystitis? It is an undeniable fact that the toxins found in cigarette smoke (tobacco) can be lethal. It contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including 69 known cancer-causing compounds, such as formaldehye, ammonia, cyanide, arsenic,  acetone, lead, methanol, DDT (1) and several pesticides (2). These chemicals pass through the lungs, into [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Is vaping safe for interstitial cystitis?

New LiNKA Study Launched In North America Seeks Bladder Pain Patients

Do you or someone you know suffer from IC/BPS? If so, you are familiar with the pain that can make it difficult to enjoy life. Allergan, Inc. (http://www.allergan.com/home) is enrolling participants for a research study investigating a drug device to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a of continuous release of lidocaine inserted into the [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on New LiNKA Study Launched In North America Seeks Bladder Pain Patients

New LiNKA Study Launched In North America Seeks Patients With Hunner’s Lesions

Do you or someone you know suffer from IC with Hunner’s Lesions? If so, you are familiar with the pain that can make it difficult to enjoy life. Allergan, Inc. (http://www.allergan.com/home) is enrolling participants for a research study investigating a drug device to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a continuous release of lidocaine inserted [...]

By |February 28th, 2016|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on New LiNKA Study Launched In North America Seeks Patients With Hunner’s Lesions

Award Winning Winemaker Janice Schmidt – A Remarkable Patient With IC

Remarkable Patients With IC - Janice Schmidt, Winemaker at Estate 1856 Winery (Editors Note - How could it be possible that a winemaker could also have interstitial cystitis? But then, how could an IC patient be a lead performer on Broadway or serve as an F18 Squadron commander? How about the secret service officer who served in [...]

By |February 25th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Patient Stories|Comments Off on Award Winning Winemaker Janice Schmidt – A Remarkable Patient With IC