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Running for Resilience

UOAA annual events raise ostomy awareness

By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications and Outreach Manager​

Spring Issue Table of Contents

Woman to Woman

Ostomates share their advice about intimacy and sex after ostomy surgery

By Cliff Kalibjian

Managing with a Disability

Overcoming physical challenges using technology to successfully manage your ostomy 

By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN


Journeys of Inspiration

Senior Games athlete faces ostomy surgery head on with grace and understanding  

By Rolf Benirschke


Managing Gas

How to prevent, control and diminish this common nuisance

By Monica Chen, RN, BSN, CWOCN


Hernia Prevention

Getting fit after ostomy surgery to prevent a common complication

By Adrian March, M.A., PhD

Why Pouches Leak

Using PSI, pouch scene investigation, to find the source of an ostomy pouch leak By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Bag of Faith

Questioning everything in the face of mortality

By Vincent Casale

The Mind as Medication

How our thoughts can cause healing or harm

By Cliff Kalibjian

Mixing and Matching

The cases of compatibility between different pouching systems

By Linda Coulter, BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN

Strengthening the Bond

Why romantic relationships grow or dissolve after ostomy surgery

By Brian Ronnenberg, LPCI, NCC

The Gut and Immunity

How the state of your digestive system impacts your overall health

By Linda Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

Anal Cancer

Treatment protocols and diagnostic tools for this uncommon malignancy

By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Reaching Out

Learning to appreciate the advice, support and resources of others

By Deborah Conaway

Living with a Continent Ileostomy

Tips, tricks and advice for visiting the emergency room 

By Bill Van Clief


We Can All Be Proud

UOAA Advocacy Committee accomplishments in 2019

By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager


Ask the Ostomate

Get the answer to the question, “How do I shower with my ostomy?”

By Laura Cox


Maintaining Vitality

How to prevent muscle loss and fight off frailty

By Ian Settlemire, Editor


Beryl of Wisdom

The correct usage of the ostomy accessory “paste”

By Beryl Evans, RN, MS


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Stoma surgery
  • Artificial bowel
  • Flatulence
  • Intestinal damage
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Continuous discharge

Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Peristomal Skin Health
  • Colostomy Irrigation
  • Using Paste
  • Skin Sealant vs. Adhesive
  • Peristomal Hair Removal
  • Noisy Stoma

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN,  answers a question about:
Using a Nighttime Urostomy Drainage System


The Ostomy Book

Book Review by Ian Settlemire, Editor


Ostomy News and Products

The latest new ostomy products, services and news

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