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Can Stem Cells Ease Urinary Incontinence (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Aug 19, 2014 12:30:00 PM


Good day everyone! In this week's video blog Wendy is back to discuss some of the newest methods being used to treat urinary incontinence. Most of these new methods are still in the "testing" phase, but it is still exciting to hear that researchers are searching for an answer to urinary incontinence.

Check out the video below...




That is all we have for today. What do you think about the new stem cell treatments? Let us know in the comments section below.

Thanks for watching...see you next week!

 

Topics: Video Blogs

Forget the Aisle Chair

Posted by Sarah Woodward on Aug 12, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Today, we've been sitting on the tarmac at Atlanta Airport for nearly two hours now. What was supposed to be a 45 minute layover has dragged on without explanation.

We're on the way to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philly - and to my surprise, at least a quarter of the plane are competitors and wheelchair users. As an able bodied individual, this admittedly made boarding a longer process but in that time, I've actually learned a great deal.

For example, did you know there is such a thing as an "aisle chair"? Aisle_ChairI didn't. It has never occurred to me but the aisles on airplanes are so narrow that no normal wheelchair could fit - so airlines have a specialty one designed for use on the plane.

Most users seem fairly adept at transitioning and manipulating themselves to let other people squeeze past them. And they're all lively and chatting, telling travel horror stories - it seems traveling is no easy feat when you're paralyzed.

So why are we sitting on the tarmac 90 minutes after our flight was supposed to take off - well, it seems that airlines don't quite know how to handle having multiple wheelchair users on one flight. The delay is apparently due to lack of storage space for multiple wheelchairs. And they actually wanted to leave one behind and send it on the next flight - thankfully someone pointed out the difficulties with that approach

Another thing I've learned - airlines have special rules in terms of how they need to handle batteries - including power wheelchair batteries - all the different types seem to seriously confuse them.

So now there are at least 5 different people up talking to the pilot when something else depressing happens. The gentleman in front of me, I'll call him Fred, needs to use the bathroom. He's been ringing the buzzer for the stewardess for a few minutes now with no response. He and his buddies are trying shouting and waving their arms in the air. Still no response.

A few minutes later a stewardess sighs and comes over. He explains that he need the aisle chair to get to the bathroom. By the time he returns the whole expedition has taken nearly 30 minutes. And we're still not ready to leave.

I'm frustrated and I can only imagine how my fellow passengers are feeling. They're talking amongst themselves in frustration. It's a simple fix - make sure that airlines ask the wheelchair and battery questions upon check in. Simple idea but that would require a level of proactive customer service that we're unlikely to see in today's airline industry.

200175152-002We're taking off now. I can only imagine how complex disembarking is going to be.

I don't have a lesson or a morale for this story. I just wanted to share because the National Veterans Wheelchair Games are an amazing and inspiring experience. And it seems, so is traveling to them.

If you're in Philadelphia this week - come check it out! The Games are open to the public and free of charge. With 17 different sports on offer, there's something for everyone

Thanks & See You All Next Week

P.S: After our arrival, we discovered that we weren't alone in this issue. It seems every major airline coming into Philadelphia today was equally befuddled by so many wheelchair users.

Topics: National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Wendy LaTorre Talks Incontinence with Evan & Deb on WHNZ Tampa Bay!

Posted by Sarah Woodward on Jul 31, 2014 11:59:00 AM

On Monday, July 28th - Chief Strategy Officer Wendy LaTorre was interviewed about Men's Liberty on the Evan & Deb Show - WHNZ 1250AM Tampa Bay - the radio show for active, mature adults.

Listen here!

 

Topics: incontinence, men's liberty, announcements

Wee Answer Wednesday - PVA Games in Philly (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 30, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Welcome to another Wee Answer Wednesday - PVA edition! This year's Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games are being held in Philadelphia, August 12 - 17th. Men's Liberty will be there. In honor of this awesome event, Wendy LaTorre addresses some of the commonly asked questions about the PVA games. To discover more and volunteer, click here and join us!

As always, thanks for watching. See you in Philly!

Topics: Video Blogs, Wee Answer Wednesdays

Compassion is the Cornerstone of the Men's Liberty Brand (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 28, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Welcome back! In this week's video blog Wendy talks about one of the cornerstones of our business, Compassion. We know many of you suffer from medical conditions that are not only very personal and private but can also be difficult to understand. We are here to help. Our client support team will answer any questions you may have and help you every step of the way in finding a solution to help manage your urinary incontinence.

Thanks for watching, see you next week!

Topics: Video Blogs

Dealing with Incontinence? You're Not Alone (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 23, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Good day everyone. Wendy is back in this week's video blog to ask for YOUR help in spreading the word about urinary incontinence. Many of our patients have been great advocates and are now taking the time to talk to nurses, doctors, friends and family about incontinence and how Men's Liberty has helped them or their loved one. Sadly the work isn't done just yet, together we need to demand major changes to outdated treatment plans.

As always, see you next week and thanks for watching!

Topics: Video Blogs

Introducing the BioDerm Penile Clamp!

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 21, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Hello and welcome back. Today I would like to introduce the newest product in the BioDerm catalog, the BioDerm Penile Clamp. Some of you may have already seen or heard of the product from our customer service reps, however, since many people are still unaware of it I figured we would take some time to discuss this new product.

Now I know the name clamp can sound a little intimidating but unlike many other penile clamps, the BioDerm Penile Clamp is designed to be used temporarily in order stop the flow of urine through the BioDerm Penile Clampurethra when applying the Men's Liberty. Many of our patients have told us that they have had trouble applying the Men's Liberty because they can't stop their dribbling or leaking long enough in order to securely apply the Liberty.

This is where the penile clamp comes in handy. It will stop the leaking long enough to ensure you able to securely attach Men's Liberty. Then you take it off and go about your day! So if you are running into the issue of constant dribbling or leaking, the penile clamp may be your answer.

Additionally, the BioDerm Penile Clamp is covered by most major insurances (just like Men's Liberty)! Medicare will cover 1 penile clamp every 90 days. This means little or no out of pocket cost to you.

There are many different penile clamps out there on the market; however, there are a few key features that set the BioDerm Penile Clamp apart from the rest.

1. The clamp is made from durable engineered plastic and ultra soft foam for added comfort.

2. The clamp contains no wires or metal. This ensures that the clamp is skin BioDerm Penile Clamp Openfriendly and can be washed without the potential of rust or corrosion. Other clamps are often made of metal or less skin friendly materials.

3. The BioDerm Clamp can be closed and released with one hand. Other penile clamps can often be cumbersome and difficult to apply without the use of both hands. In our design we take into account our patients who may not have full dexterity.

4. We also added a curved upper arm for improved comfort. Many other penile clamps use a flat upper arm, this can cause discomfort during application.

Well thats all I have for today. For more information on the BioDerm Penile Clamp check it out on our corporate site BioDerm Inc. or give one of our customer care reps a call at 800-814-3174. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the section below as always. Have a great day!

Topics: announcements

Men's Liberty helped me get a Hole-In-One!

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 17, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Here at the home office, we often hear stories from our clients about how Men's Liberty has allowed them to live a more active, healthy lifestyle. The device enables them to leave the comfort of their homes and go out and enjoy life, often times competing in sporting events or spending time with their loved ones.

Well today I have one of those stories to share with all of you. Many of our clients love to Men's Liberty Golfinggolf, Joe Vercellone happens to be one of those men. Joe has been a Men's Liberty user for a few months now and thanks to the Liberty he is able to go out and play golf without the hassle of absorbent pads or briefs.

Before I go any further with this story, I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Joe because he has been kind enough to let me share this story with you all and he continues to remain in contact with us, providing us with valuable feedback. This is a great help to us and we welcome every one of our clients to do the same and be outspoken about your experiences with our product and staff.

On to the story...recently Joe was golfing with a few of his buddies at The Medal of Honor Course at Qauntico Marine Base in Virginia. They were playing the 14th hole, a challenging Par 3 at 127 yards from the senior tees. As he does on every tee shot, he used his trusty driver. With a mighty swing he connected cleanly and the ball headed straight to the pin. Unfortunately he lost sight of the ball half way to the hole because he suffers from macular degeneration. However, he saw the ball land and it appeared it was headed straight to the hole. At first sight, the ball looked to have stopped just short of the hole. He blinked and tried to refocus. When he opened his eyes again the ball was gone. He turned to his partners and asked "what happened to the ball" and they said it fell in the hole. Joe replayed with "pretty good for a half blind guy". Then his buddies proceeded to call him a number of unkind names because neither of them has ever come close to making one.

The next day, Joe had a chance to reflect on the event and thinks he has figured out how he made the shot. By the time he reached the 14th hole his leg bag was so filled with urine it began to weigh down his left leg. He contemplated emptying it but decided to wait another hole before doing so, remembering the number of times he had been told to keep his left foot planted when making a shot. Joe jokes that he doesn't think he could have lifted his left leg or foot if he tried because of the amount of urine in the bag. As a result, his left leg and foot didn't move an inch as he swung and he can't think of any other reason for making such a magnificent shot. Joe says that if he can learn how to Hole In One Plaquecalculate his liquid intake and output so that his leg bag is full when he reaches a Par 3, there may be more Hole-in-One's to come.

Joe also is concerned that the PGA will soon get word that Men's Liberty clients are using unauthorized equipment and will outlaw the Men's Liberty device for golfers much like they plan to outlaw the Belly Putter in 2015. Finally, Joe recommends that Men's Liberty establish a "Hole-In-One Honor Role" for its golfing clients.

Well Joe I will have to talk to management about that last idea, but I would like to congratulate you on your Hole-In-One, that is no easy feat. We are also very pleased to hear that Men's Liberty played such an important role in completing this goal. Stories like this really illustrate just how big of difference our products can make in the lives of our patients and we are thrilled at the thought that our products could help someone achieve a lifelong goal. We think that is pretty awesome.

As always, thanks for reading and don't forget to share and if you have any questions or comments leave them in the comment section below.

Topics: Interesting Articles

Watchful Waiting: New Study Published (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 14, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Good day everyone! Wendy is back this week with a new video blog to share some very interesting and suprising information about prostate cancer treatment. This study was coducted over a time span of 15 years and included 140,000 men! This is a very interesting study so dont miss out, give the video a watch. See you next time.

Topics: Video Blogs

5 Things to Never-Ever do with Your Men's Liberty (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jul 7, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Hello and welcome back. Lets start the week off right with a new video blog! In this video, Wendy talks to you about things you should never, ever, ever do with your Men's Liberty device...You'd be surprised to hear what some have tried. So give it a watch and as always dont forget to leave your questions or comments in the comments section below. Have a good day.

Topics: Video Blogs

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