IC Advocates in Action

On April 27th, ICA Board Chair Michael Greenwell, ICA Executive Director Lee Lowery, and ICA’s Washington representative met with Jaime Varela, a staffer from Senator Marco Rubio’s office and Cady Cooper, a staffer from Senator Hyde-Smith’s office. Both Senators can … Continued

ICA Volunteer Featured in Woman’s World

ICA patient advocate, Iliana Brockman, was recently featured in Woman’s World magazine. “After months of burning and frequent urination that no medication could cure, Iliana Brockman feared her life would never be the same. But then she discovered an interstitial … Continued

ICA Volunteers – We Appreciate You!

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021), ICA would like to celebrate all the volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and expertise to the IC community. Every ICA volunteer makes a difference in our organization, and helps to … Continued

ICA Advocacy Update

On March 23rd and 24th, ICA Board Chair Michael Greenwell, former ICA Board Chair Barb Zarnikow, ICA Executive Director Lee Lowery, and ICA’s Washington representative met with staff from the offices of Senate Appropriations – Defense Subcommittee members. The goal … Continued

March 30th is National Doctor’s Day!

A charitable gift in honor of your doctor is a great way to say “thank you.” Make a donation and fill out the message you want displayed honoring your doctor (include your doctor’s email address in the message). The ICA … Continued

Does IBS increase the risk of IC/BPS?

Does irritable bowel syndrome increase the risk of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome? A cohort study of long term follow-up. Introduction and hypothesis: Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often occur concomitantly without an obvious reason. It is … Continued

Seasonal Allergies & IC Flares

Saturday is the first day of spring, which means that allergy season is upon us. Your seasonal allergies could be causing your interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) flares. Many people with IC/BPS notice that the sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny … Continued

Save the Date for IC Advocacy!

This year the ICA’s Advocacy Day will actually span a 2 week period in the month of June! We need your participation to make this our most impactful advocacy event ever!! With a new congress in place, we need your … Continued