Becoming Unstoppable

Adam R. Katz shares his wisdom and advice


Articles in the Winter 2021 Issue

Peristomal Skin Care

How to prevent, identify and treat skin breakdowns By Laura Herbe, BSN, RN , CWOCN

Divorce, Dating and Intimacy

A personal journey from disease to a new life By Michael Hassett

Peristomal Hernias

Understanding this common complication of ostomy surgery By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Short Bowel Syndrome

An in-depth look into this rare condition By Cliff Kalibjian

Ostomy “First Aid” Kit

What you need to have on hand for skin breakdowns By Linda A. Coulter BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN

Oval Stoma Solutions

Techniques and tips for living happily with an oval stoma By Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS

Journeys of Inspiration

From the brink of death to being an example for others By Rolf Benirschke

Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Small Bowel Bacteria
  • Bruising
  • Adhesions
  • Painful Pregnancy
  • Imodium

How to be Resilient

How beliefs about your challenges can shape your success By Arlene Anderson, M.S.

Gaining It Back

How to regain muscle and weight with dietary restrictions By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

Dear Healthcare Provider

An open letter to improve patient care, outcomes and health By Susie Leonard Weller, M.A.

Winter Workouts

Two low-impact activities great for fitness and enjoying the outdoors By Heidi Skiba

Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Mucus from Rectum
  • Pouch Design
  • Going Belt-Less
  • Serious Rash
  • Pregnancy after Reversal
  • Urine Color

Ask Nurse Anita

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

Patient-Centered Care

A new approach to get the ostomy supplies and help you need By Naama Stauber Breckler

Lighter Side of Ostomy

Finding the humor in having an ostomy By Brenda Elsagher

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 messy stoma during changes
By Laura Cox

Making a Dream a Reality

Advocate helps make bathrooms more ostomy accessible By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communication & Outreach Manager

Ostomy News & Products

Products from Hollister, Theya Healthare and book Cancer to Caring By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Have Bag - Will Travel

A life of challenges, adventure and gratitude Book Review By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Living with a Continent Ileostomy

Possible complications and malfunctions By Bill Van Clief
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