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ABC Medical Urology & Ostomy Care Blog

Bottoms Up: How to Stay Hydrated with Incontinence for Better Bladder Health

Dec 4, 2023 9:25:40 AM / by ABC Medical posted in active life, independent living


If you have urinary incontinence, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Staying ahead of urges, accidents, and when to self-cath can be a lot. You might be tempted to drink less water to help cut down your to-do list, but that approach can cause more problems than it solves.

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Teaching Self-Cathing Management for Teens and Seniors with Spina Bifida

Nov 7, 2023 1:01:48 PM / by Amy Thomason, BS MHA posted in independence, spina bifida, independent living


As a caregiver for a child or teen with spina bifida, you’re used to helping with a wide range of tasks, including toileting.

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How to Stay Warm after a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Mar 28, 2022 3:04:49 PM / by ABC Medical posted in accessibility, independent living, spinal cord injury, Navigator


There is no question your life will change after a spinal cord injury (SCI). While slight fluctuations in body temperature throughout the day are normal, a person with a spinal cord injury may have difficulty staying warm when the temperature drops. Individuals with a SCI may have reduced sensitivity to changes in heat or cold especially if they have poor circulation or a lack of sensation below the level of injury.

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Finding Resources: Grants and More

Feb 10, 2022 12:25:31 PM / by Jill Karno posted in accessibility, independent living, spinal cord injury, Navigator


Figuring out how to get the things you need can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately, many things may not be covered by insurance. We get a lot of questions on what resources are out there for specialized rehab or help getting equipment that is not covered by insurance. Our team will do everything we can to help you find local or national resources like equipment exchanges or grant/ scholarship programs.

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Fall 2020 Adaptive Sports Scholarship Recipient: Hannah Lee Smith

Jan 14, 2021 4:15:34 PM / by Sarah Reiss posted in adaptbelievecompete stories, active life, independence, wheelchair athlete, customer stories, independent living


Meet Hannah, a 17-year-old wheelchair basketball athlete from Henrico, Virginia who aspires to become a Special Education teacher. She is the recipient of the Fall 2020 Adaptive Sports Scholarship award from ABCmedical.

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