Magen Cherry

Former Miss Texas embraces health and grace By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications & Outreach Manager 

Articles in the Summer 2021 Issue

Enlarged Ostomies

How to manage and treat stomal prolapses and parastomal hernias
By Terri Cobb, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Female Sexuality

Understanding the effects of ostomy surgery on sex and intimacy
By Cliff Kalibjian

Diverticulosis and Diverticular Disease

Understanding this difficult complication of surgery
By David E. Beck, MD

Gas and Deodorants

Managing flatulence and stool odor with an ostomy
By Jason Mihalopoulos, MPH, MBS, MS Nutrition

Sticky Situation

Factors that influence tape adhesion and skin damage
By Todd Sapko, MD, PhD

Urostomy 101

Understanding the basics of urinary diversion surgery
By Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN

Functional Exercise

How training your entire body strengthens your core and prevents injury
By Patrick McNamee

Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Scoping an Ostomy
  • Delaying Output
  • Stoma Separation
  • Failed J-Pouch
  • Stubborn Bump
  • Weekly Spasms
  • Low Sodium Levels

Finding Love Online

Online ostomy dating website introduces long distance couple
By Charles Redner

Increase Your Wear Time

Five steps to lengthen the time between pouch changes
By Monica Chen, RN, BSN, CWOCN

CBD Oil and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The chemistry and effectiveness of CBD oil for pain relief
By Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP

Transition from Crisis

Overcoming the psychological challenges of ostomy surgery
By Brian Ronnenberg, Clinical Counselor

Ask Nurse Coulter

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Linda A. Coulter, BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN,  answers questions about:

  • Growing Stoma
  • Barrier Ring Mess
  • Going Belt-Less
  • Urostomy Infections
  • Summer Wear Time
  • Frequent Emptying
  • Risk of Infection
  • Readers Respond

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN,  answers a question about: Night-time Drainage Systems

Cancer Complication

Staying hydrated while undergoing treatments that cause dehydration
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Remembering Betty Smith

63 years of life with an ostomy
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications and Outreach Manager

Young Adult Living

Navigating life with an ostomy for young adults By Molly Atwater, UOAA Director of Young Ostomate Outreach

Ask the Ostomate

Tips and strategies for dealing with a noisy stoma
By Laura Cox

Clean Sampling

Getting an uncontaminated sample for those with a urostomy
By Ian Settlemire, Publisher Reviewed by Joseph Basler, MD, Joanna Togami, MD and Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Ostomy News & Products

Products from ConvaTec, Rolf Benirschke, Stealth Belt, StomaDome and StomaCloak
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

So Much More than My Ostomy

Inspirational writing filled with personal advice for life after surgery
Book Review By Ian Settlemire, Editor
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