Myths of IC: A 7-Part Series

Nicole Cozean PT, DPT is a physical therapist and the Medical Director of PelvicSanity, a PT clinic that specializes in treating interstitial cystitis, pelvic pain conditions, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is also a member of ICA’s Board of Directors. … Continued

Vacation Season

Vacation season can be very difficult for IC patients. Long car rides, different eating habits, emotional stress, lack of sleep, can all cause massive IC flares. However, with a little determination and some good planning, you can take some steps … Continued

An Evening of IC Friendly Food and Fun in Chicago

On April 29, 2016, ICA hosted an evening of IC friendly food and fun at Sur La Table in Skokie, IL.  ICA supporters were invited to this free event that included professional Chef Mitchell Jamra instructing participants on preparing an … Continued

The Spring 2016 ICA Update Now Available Online to Eligible Donors*

The ICA Update is an award-winning magazine with in-depth stories about interstitial cystitis (IC) research, treatment, and lifestyle issues. The latest issue focuses on Self-Advocacy, and features articles on empowering yourself, your relationships, and your physician-patient relationship.  *The ICA Update is … Continued

Thank You ICA Advocates!

Thank you to all ICA advocates for participating in ICA’s National Call-in Day on Tuesday, April 19. Your emails, calls, and social media posts supported ICA’s annual visit to Capitol Hill and truly made a difference for the entire ICA … Continued

ICA Calling for Applications for Board of Directors

Apply by May 23, 2016 Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is calling for applications of knowledgeable, engaged, and inspired volunteers to fill positions to lead, advise, and support the activities of ICA by serving on its Board of Directors for a … Continued

Long-Awaited National Pain Strategy Released

On Friday, March 18, 2016, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell released the long-awaited National Pain Strategy: A Comprehensive Population-Health Strategy for Pain (NSP). Developed by six federal agencies, along with 80 experts from the medical-scientific, public private, patient … Continued

Study Seeking Women Who Suffer from IC with IC/BPS

Do you or someone you know suffer from IC/BPS? If so, you are familiar with the pain that can make it difficult to enjoy life. Allergan, Inc. is enrolling participants for a research study investigating a drug device to investigate … Continued