AUA launches fight against incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common medical problem that affects half of all women at some point during their lives, according to the American Urological Association (AUA) in Baltimore. Many women fail to get help due to embarrassment and widespread ignorance of the many successful treatments and cures now available.

AUA launches a public awareness campaign in December 1998. The effort includes a toll-free number for public information about incontinence and its treatment: 877-dry-life [(877) 379-5433]. Consumer information also is available on the campaign’s Web site at www.drylife.org. Also, AUA published a brochure, You Are Not Alone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Incontinence.

For additional information, or a copy of the brochure, visit the campaign Web site or contact: AUA,1120 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Web site: wwwauanet.org.