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ICA Update Article Index

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  • 12 Alternative Approaches to IC Pain (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • New Alternatives to IC Treatment (Spring 2014)
  • Taking Stock of Stress (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • Spotlight on Yoga - Risks and Benefits for Pain Management (Spring 2012)
  • Mind, Body, and Soul (Summer 2012)
  • Bridging the Mind-Body Connection (Fall 2012)
  • Be Good To Yourself (Fall 2012)
  • Writing as Therapy (Fall 2012)
  • Retrain the Brain (Fall 2012)
  • Hip to Hypnosis for IC (Spring 2011)
  • Running Ahead of Research on Medical Marijuana (Fall 2011)
  • Will There be a Cannabinoid Drug for IC? (Fall 2011)
  • Listen More Hurt Less (Winter 2010)
  • Anti-Yeast Treatment for IC - Legitimate CAM or Hopeful Scam (Fall 2010)
  • ICA's 2009 CAM Survey - What You Said Helps the Most (Summer 2009)
  • You Have to Be Open to Treat IC (Summer 2009)
  • Can Acupuncture Ease IC? (Summer 2009)
  • Supplements Offer Some Surprises (Summer 2009)
  • Making the Number one CAM Treatment a Healthy One (Summer 2009)
  • Relaxing the Brain to Ease the Pain (Summer 2009)diet.jpg

Diagnosis

  • Understanding IC (Summer 2014)
  • Is IC Really on Your Nerves (Spring 2011)
  • How To Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen (Spring 2010)
  • New Approach to Classifying IC Could Make Treatment Fit You, Improve Research (Spring 2009)

Diet

  • The IC-Diet Connection (Summer 2014)
  • The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Can it Help? (Winter 2013)
  • Don't Cut the K in Your Diet (Winter 2012)
  • Can Probiotics Ease IC (Winter 2011)
  • Gluten Out, IC Relief In? (Fall 2011)
  • Need to Change Your Diet? You Can Do it! (Spring 2010)
  • Anti-Yeast Treatment for IC - Legitimate CAM or Hopeful Scam (Fall 2010)
  • Can the Sunshine Vitamin D Quench the Fires of Inflammation? (Fall 2010)
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Diet: There is Proof (Winter 2009) 
  • Love Your Food (Fall 2009)
  • Dietician with IC Can Really Relate (Fall 2009)

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  • Managing IC Care - Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, MSN, CRNP (Spring 2016)
  • Mind and Matter - Jason J. Kutch, PhD (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • An Integrated Approach to Pelvic Pain - Robert J. Echenberg, MD (Spring 2015)
  • Pelvic Phenotypes - Christopher K. Payne, MD, and Jeannette Potts, MD (Summer 2015)
  • MAPPing Out the Future of IC Treatment - Quentin Clemens, MD, and Robert Moldwin, MD (Winter 2014)
  • Beyond the Front Lines - Robert J. Evans, MD (Spring 2014)
  • Relationship Building - Joy H. Selak, PhD (Summer 2014)
  • From Molecules to Mortality - Daniel B. Carr, MA, MD (Winter 2013)
  • Taking Charge of Your Care - Robert Moldwin, MD (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • Intimate Moments - Nancy Fish, LCSW, MPH (Fall 2013)
  • It's Complicated - Deoborah Coady, MD (Winter 2012)
  • Beyond the Front Lines, What to Consider When Initial Therapy Isn't Enough - Robert Mayer, MD (Spring 2012)
  • Mind, Body, and Soul - Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc (Summer 2012)
  • Retrain the Brain - J. Blair Cano, PsyD (Fall 2012)
  • Gynecologist Takes IC Personally - Hugh Northcutt, MD (Winter 2011)
  • Probing - David Klumpp, PhD (Summer 2011)
  • Bold Enough to Blog - Susan McSherry, MD (Fall 2011)
  • Providers Put Focus on Multidisciplinary Pelvic Pain Practice - Robert Echenberg, MD, Barry Jarnagin, MD, and Leslie Wooldridge, NP (Winter 2010)
  • Jump Over Treatment Hurdles - Take Tips from Top IC Docs to Yours -  Rob Moldwin, MD, Robert Evans, MD, Daniel Brookoff, MD, PhD, Kristene Whitmore, MD, Daniel Carr, MD, and Fred Howard, MD (Spring 2010)
  • You've Come a Long Way, IC Treatment! - Rob Moldwin, MD, Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Jay Joshi, MD, and Julie Beyer, MA, RD (Summer 2010)face of hope.jpg
  • IC Hitting Where it Hurts, This Psychologist Knows Why and How You Can Cope - James R. Mahalik, PhD (Fall 2010)
  • Rekindle Your Sexuality - Susan Kellogg-Spadt, PhD, CRNP (Winter 2009)
  • New Approach to Classifying IC Could Make Treatment Fit You, Improve Research - Daniel Shoskes, MD (Spring 2009)
  • You Have to Be Open to Treat IC - Judy Siegel, MD (Summer 2009)
  • Dietician with IC Can Really Relate - Barbara Shorter, EdD, RD, CDN (Fall 2009)

Faces of Hope

  • Faces of Hope: Don’t Give Up (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • Pat Criscito - The personal story behind a natural health product. (Spring 2015)
  • Rhonda Garrett - Longtime IC advocate takes to the skies. (Summer 2015)
  • Teresa McCoy - A longtime support group leader shares how she found direction in her journey with IC. (Winter 2014)
  • Jane Elsten, MD - A physician details her long and difficult path to diagnosis. (Summer 2014)
  • Lauren Stutman, Psy.D., - A California therapist describes her own ‘private odyssey from self-blame and shame to knowledge and compassion.’ (Spring 2013)
  • Edward Lopatin - An author describes the long path to building a ‘roadway to health’ after his IC diagnosis. (Fall 2013)
  • The Many Faces of IC: You Have to Keep Searching (Spring 2009)

IC & Men

  • Men and IC (Fall 2013)men.jpg
  • The Handy Man's Guide to IC (Fall 2010)
  • IC: Hitting Men Where it Hurts, This Psychologist Knows Why and How You Can Cope (Fall 2010)

IC & Women

  • Gynecologist Takes IC Personally (Winter 2011)
  • Get Off the Cyclic Flare Roller Coaster (Winter 2011)
  • Menopause and IC - Making Choices (Summer 2011)

Intimacy/Sexuality

  • Intimate Moments (Fall 2013)
  • Time for Two (Summer 2012)
  • Rekindle Your Sexuality (Winter 2009)

Living with IC

  • Taking Charge of Your Care (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • How To Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen (Spring 2010)
  • Building a Better Doctor (Spring 2010)
  • You've Got Mail - Cyber Communications Change Clinical Communications (Spring 2010)
  • Are You Sleeping, Are You Sleeping...? (Winter 2009)pain.jpg
  • The Lowdown on Exercise and IC: Finding What Works (Winter 2009)

Overlapping Conditions

  • Connecting Conditions (Spring 2015)
  • Your Allergies, Your IC (Spring 2009)

Pain Management

  • Changing Conversations (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • Mind and Matter (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • A Marathon Not a Sprint (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • 12 Alternative Approaches to IC Pain (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • An Integrated Approach to Pelvic Pain (Spring 2015)
  • Pelvic Phenotypes (Summer 2015)
  • Non-Invasive Approaches to Treating Pelvic Pain (Spring 2014)
  • From Molecules to Mortality (Winter 2013)
  • Your Brain on Pain (Fall 2012)
  • Providers Put Focus on Multidisciplinary Pelvic Pain Practice (Winter 2010)
  • When Pain is a Monster (Winter 2010)

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  • Non-Invasive Approaches to Treating Pelvic Pain (Spring 2014)
  • Let's Get Physical - Optimal Physical Therapy (Summer 2009)

Pregnancy

  • Treatment Choices for Pregnancy and Childbirth (Winter 2011)
  • Should I or Shouldn't I Have a Baby (Winter 2011)
  • Stay Nourished Fit and Comfortable (Winter 2011)
  • Crying for Attention (Summer 2011)

Research

  • Pelvic Phenotypes (Summer 2015)
  • Three Decades of Discovery (Summer 2015)
  • MAPPing Out the Future of IC Treatment (Winter 2014)
  • Understanding IC (Summer 2014)
  • Solving the Mystery of IC (Winter 2013)
  • At AUA - New Insights into IC (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • New Approaches Could Change IC's Treatment Picture Completely (Winter 2012)
  • Beyond the Front Lines, What to Consider When Initial Therapy Isn't Enough (Spring 2012)research.jpg
  • At AUA - Research Offers New Ways to Manage IC, Hope for a Better Life (Summer 2012)
  • We've Got Guidelines! - AUA Makes it Official (Spring 2011)
  • Probing (Summer 2011)
  • Capital Meeting Yields Capital Ideas (Summer 2011)
  • Running Ahead of Research on Medical Marijuana (Fall 2011)
  • AUA Brings News of New Treatments, Tests on Their Way (Summer 2010)
  • AUA Develops Its First IC Guidelines (Summer 2010)
  • Chicago Hope: AUA Meeting Brings Big IC News (Spring 2009)

Support

  • Pain Connection (Fall/Winter 2015)
  • Strength in Numbers (Spring 2014)
  • Facing IC Together (Fall 2013)

Treatments

  • Beyond the Front Lines (Spring 2014)
  • Think Global, Treat Local (Winter 2013)
  • The Road to Well-Being (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • An Rx for Responsible Opioid Use (Spring/Summer 2013)
  • New Approaches Could Change IC's Treatment Picture Completely (Winter 2012)
  • It's Complicated (Winter 2012)
  • Botox - An Injection of Hope For IC? (Spring 2012)
  • Beyond the Front Lines, What to Consider When Initial Therapy Isn't Enough (Spring 2012)
  • Keep the Dominos of Pain Management From Toppling (Summer 2012)
  • Zapping the Pain Away (Summer 2012)
  • We've Got Guidelines! - AUA Makes it Official (Spring 2011)
  • Bold Enough to Blog (Fall 2011)
  • Some Things Old, Plenty New, Some Things Borrowed-and a Little Blue Pill (Winter 2010)
  • Jump Over Treatment Hurdles - Take Tips from Top IC Docs to Yours (Spring 2010)
  • You've Come a Long Way, IC Treatment! (Summer 2010)
  • Tame Your Bladder (Winter 2009)