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Free webinar on urinary incontinence planned

September 10, 2020

While not uncommon — it affects more than 25 million Americans, 75 percent to 80 percent of whom are women — urinary incontinence is not something most people want to talk about. As a result, even though it is largely treatable, many people suffer in silence and can experience serious changes to their lifestyle as a result.

Those interested in learning more about the subject can tune into a free educational session entitled “Overcoming Urinary Incontinence and the Overactive Bladder.” Set on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30-8 p.m, the session will feature Dr. Richard Kershen, co-director of pelvic health at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, who will talk about:

  • How the bladder works
  • The symptoms and causes of overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary incontinence
  • How a urologist evaluates a patient with urinary incontinence
  • The latest and most effective procedures to alleviate OAB.

The interactive session — which participants can join from phones, computers or tablets — will conclude with a live question and answer session with Dr. Kershen.

The session is free but registration is required. Call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or click here. After registering, you’ll receive an email with easy instructions on joining the webinar.