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The Phoenix magazine shows you how to live with a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or continent diversion (j-pouch, kock pouch, etc.). From preventing leaks to ordering ostomy supplies to dating and intimacy, in-depth articles written by medical professionals, authors and ostomates show you what works and what doesn’t to lead a full and rewarding life after ostomy surgery.

The Phoenix magazine is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. Subscriptions are a major source of funding for the UOAA to help improve the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. It has been published continuously since Winter 2005 by Ian Settlemire.

The Phoenix magazine is published Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Annual subscriptions are $29.95 (25% off cover price) in the U.S. and $39.95 in Canada. Two-year subscriptions are $49.95 (38% off cover price) in the U.S. and $64.95 in Canada. Single copies are available for $9.95 each. Click Here to subscribe.

Topics in each 80-page issue include

  • Advice from medical professionals
  • New ostomy products
  • Skin care and treatment
  • Odor control
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Emotional and psychological issues
  • Diet and exercise
  • Surgery techniques and advancements
  • Personal stories of recovery

“Dear editors of The Phoenix magazine. I have to tell you that my tears flowed with emotion and gratitude for your kind attention to my inquiry regarding hernias. You answered all of my questions and concerns.  I felt true compassion and caring. Your articles by Dr. David Beck and Laura Cox give me peace of mind and the answers I need. God bless you and thank you for caring.”

T. McDonnellEncinitas, California

Free Issue

Each subscriber to the print edition receives a FREE Issue (PDF file) available immediately once your subscription has been processed. Digital subscribers recieve three BONUS issues.

Free Ostomy Product Samples 

Each subscriber to The Phoenix magazine can choose to receive FREE ostomy product samples from Coloplast, The Parthenon Company, Schena Ostomy Technologies and Triad Medical. Simply choose to receive the samples when you subscribe.

Free New Patient Care Guide 

Each subscriber to The Phoenix magazine can choose a FREE New Patient Guide. The 88-page guides answers to many questions people have right after surgery including diet and nutrition, choosing a pouching system, controlling order, skin care, intimacy and much more!

Privacy Guarantee: Your contanct information will never be given, rented or sold by subscribing. Subscribers requesting Free ostomy product samples will have their information given to a manufacturer(s) to complete the request. The manufacturer(s) can only use the contact information to fulfill the request. Each issue is mailed in a plain cover to insure privacy.

Money Back Guarantee: If not completely satisfied, The Phoenix magazine will provide a refund for the unused portion of your print subscription – no questions asked. Digital subscriptions do not offer refunds. 

M.B.

“I look forward to each issue. Most of all I like the personal stories of triumphs. I too like the medical advice.”

M.B.
Pittsburg, PA
Dr H.G

“After 12 years with an ileostomy I think I know everything. However, I still learn something new (or a reminder of something I used to know) in every issue.”

Dr H.G
Amherst, MA
R.L.

“Excellent – keep it up!”

R.L.
Roseville, CA
C.N.

“I thoroughly enjoy the magazine. The doctor & nurse questions and answers are helpful. Also, the personal stories are great and encouraging.”

C.N.
Mint Hill, NC
J.W.

“I think the magazine is very good and very helpful. There is always something useful in each issue.”

J.W.
Fairfax, VA
A.D.

“Enjoy the magazine very much, it is very informative.”

A.D.
Mount Laurel, NJ
O.T.

“I have enjoyed the magazine for years. I have found it very helpful with the advice given by doctors & nurses and the interesting, uplifting articles by subscribers. The new ostomy suppliers information in every publication also.”

O.T.
Palo Alto, CA
J.D.

Thoroughly enjoy Phoenix Magazine, especially subscriber’s questions – Dr.’s answers and all ostomy advertisements and ostomy descriptions.”

J.D.
Cambridge, MA
A.J.

“Great magazine!!!”

A.J.
Upper Marlboro, MD
K.S.

“I really like the magazine – it helps out a lot.”

K.S.
Dallastown, PA
A.S.

“I like your magazine very much and still learn things from it. I have had an ostomy for 51 years (when I was 36) and now I am 87 and not in too bad health, and it sure saved my life - .”

A.S.
Woodville, WI
A.M.

“I do enjoy the questions and answers.”

A.M.
Overland Park, KS
L.T.

“Keep up the good work!!! 63 years of living with ileostomy. Starting to get the hang of it.”

L.T.
Hathorne, MA
H.B.

“I find the magazine very helpful. I read everything in it.”

H.B.
Port Charlotte, FL
E.W.

“I enjoy your magazine. I have had my ileostomy for 40 years due to ulcerative colitis – need more info on it. Keep doing what you are doing.”

E.W.
Acworth, GA
J.F.

“Great magazine – would not want to miss it! I share it with my ostomy group in Lincoln, NB.”

J.F.
Mead, NE
A.J.

“Great magazine!!!”

A.J.
Upper Marlboro, MD
M.O’B

“Excellent magazine! I’ve had my ileostomy since July 1970 and very much enjoy this magazine!!”

M.O’B
Chatham, Il
M.G.

“Very good.”

M.G.
Golden Meadow, LA
M.Z.

“It’s a wonderful magazine! I like the ‘personal stories’ and experiences in the hospital and especially those about ileostomies (my experience). I love it! So keep up the good work!”

M.Z.
San Diego, CA
A.G.

“Excellent magazine for all types of ostomies – keep up the good work!”

A.G.
Fairfield, CA
T.J.

“Think the magazine is informative – a little topic for everyone.”

T.J.
Pleasanton, CA
L.K.

“Your magazine is very informative and answers a lot of questions about ostomy concerns.”

L.K.
Milford, CT
M.C.

“I love the Phoenix! Very good topics that maybe anybody can benefit from having some problems or outcome.”

M.C.
Miami, FL
J.G.

“Your publication is ‘excellent’ and a real ‘life saver’. Keep up the good work.”

J.G.
Atkinson, NH
MJ.M

“I look forward to receiving each issue of the Phoenix. Thanks!”

MJ.M
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
F.T.

“As an 88-year-old saved by my 12-year-old colostomy, I find the articles in Phoenix both informative and inspiring!”

F.T.
San Antonio, TX
S.S.

“Enjoy your magazine, especially the Q&A portion.”

S.S.
Portage, MI
H.G.

“I find all articles, etc. in the magazine interesting, but I find the questions from ostomates and answers from ostomy nurses most useful. Thank you for caring about all of us.”

H.G.
Walding River, NY
V.M.

“The magazine is very informative. I look forward to the arrival of the next copy.”

V.M.
Boynton Beach, FL
D.L.

“Each issue has pertinent information for ostomates. It is a great resource to keep us updated on the latest products and resources. Thank you for the fine.”

D.L.
Wilbraham, MA
G.H.

“The Phoenix magazine has been very helpful in several articles it has over time and answered questions that come up. Thank you for the very informative articles.”

G.H.
Taneytown, MD
A.B. Jr.

“Love the magazine – lots of good information.”

A.B. Jr.
Biddeford, ME
J.D.

“I enjoy your magazine. It has a lot of good articles and very informative. It also keeps us up-to-date on new supplies that become available.”

J.D.
Tonawanda, NY
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