Introducing the ICA Update Article Index

Searching for specific information on an IC-related topic? Trying to locate a particular ICA Update article you may have read but can’t seem to locate? We’ve made it easy for you with an index that organizes all articles by topic … Continued

ICA Puts the Science Into Diet and the Fun Back In Food!

For years, IC patients have known that what they eat can make a big difference in their IC symptoms, and the American Urological Association lists diet modification as a first-line treatment for IC. Up until now, the standard non-scientific “IC … Continued

SUPPORTING ICA: MEDICAL HISTORY – REIMAGINED

Chronic pain and IC warrior Sarah Bigham has turned her experience as a patient into an artwork series.  Her beautiful watercolor paintings are created from dissolved supplements and medications she no longer needs. A showing of Sarah’s work, Medical History … Continued

ICA Raises IC Awareness

ICA is raising awareness! Read the latest article published on WomensHealth.com entitled, “Interstitial Cystitis – Not Just a Bladder Infection.” The article features ICA Board Co-chair, Barbara Zarnikow and ICA Medical Advisory Board members, Robert Evans, MD and Kristene Whitmore, MD. … Continued

ICA Puts the Fun Back Into Food

For years, IC patients have known that what they eat can make a big difference in their IC symptoms, and the American Urological Association lists diet modification as a first-line treatment for IC. Up until now, the standard non-scientific “IC … Continued

Call to Action – Help ICA Raise Awareness of IC

Photos and comments are needed! Please join Jade, Amy, Jenny, Cyndy, Emma, Dan, and Kerry and send us YOURS. Help ICA raise much needed IC awareness  by printing out the attached PDF’s and taking a photo holding the appropriate sign. … Continued

ICA Represents Chronic Pain Patients in Senate Briefing

On Thursday, June 16, ICA Board Member Jane Elsten, MD participated in a Senate briefing panel on preserving chronic pain patients’ access to medicine. The roundtable discussion was hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Alliance … Continued

Call to Action – Photos and Quotes

Your photos and comments are needed! Are you or someone you love an IC patient? It is estimated that over 12 million Americans have IC, and it can affect ANYONE at ANYTIME.  This is not a rare condition, yet most … Continued