It’s Just Begun

Lifelong ostomate reflects on past and bright future

By Chloe Moody

Articles in the Summer 2024 Issue

There for Ostomates

The Pouch Place, Inc. has helped ostomy patients for decades

By R.S. Elvey

Embracing Authenticity

Practical advice for telling others about your ostomy

By Nina Hayes

Colon and Rectal Cancer

An in-depth look at diagnosis, treatment and outcomes

By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS


Mixing and Matching

The cases of compatibility between baseplates and pouches

By Linda A. Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN

Traveling with an Ostomy

Seasoned traveler and urostomate shares his tips and tricks

By Robert A. Winfree, PhD

Revision Gone Wrong

A preventative procedure turns into more than bargained for

By Susan Bogatin


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Deep Pain
  • Stool Softener
  • Low Magnesium
  • Coffee Concern

Obstruction Case Study

Drug-free therapy reduces constant pain and recurring blockages

By Sharon K. Hepburn, PT, LMT

Increase Wear Time

Five important steps to lengthening the time between changes

By Patti Winborne, RN, BSN, CWON

Keeping Kidneys Healthy

Protective measures for people with an ileostomy

By Amalia Karlin

Pediatric Recovery from Surgery

Understanding the needs of children at each stage of development

By Charlotte Foley, MS, OTR/L, CBIS

Winning Three Times

Peter, Paul and Mary member discusses life with a urostomy

By Rolf Benirschke


Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Barrier Melts
  • Shower or Bath?
  • Strong Smell
  • Too Clean?
  • Contact Sports
  • Showering Solution
  • Allergic Reaction

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, CWOCN,  answers a reader’s question about sleeping with a urostomy.

Young Adult Living

Navigating life with an ostomy for young adults

By Molly Atwater, UOAA Director of Young Ostomate Outreach


Problem Solving

What to do if issues arrive for those with a continent pouch

By Erin Testerman Mitra, RN, BSN, CWOCN
and Vanessa Marra, RN, BSN, CWOCN


Advice From Adam

How to achieve a simplified pouch change

By Adam R. Katz


Loving My Life

Staying active and involved despite four autoimmune diseases

By Lisa Jarvis


Ask the Ostomate

What to do with unused ostomy supplies

By Laura Cox

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