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Winter Issue Table of Contents

Irrigating Solutions

Answers to common questions, concerns and challenges of how to irrigate a colostomy
By Linda Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN

Intimacy with an Ostomy

Professional advice for ostomates and their partners on returning to romance and intimacy after ostomy surgery 

By Laura Herbe, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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Adhesive Removers

How to find the right formulation to maintain healthy peristomal skin

By Ian Settlemire, Editor

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Retracted Stoma

The causes, prevention and management of this challenging condition
By Nancy Brown, RN, CWOC

Ostomy Supplies on a Budget

The avenues of aid available for ostomates in any situation

By Stephanie Sullivan, Marian Grace and Barbara Hymans

Peristomal Skin

How to identify, prevent and treat skin breakdowns around your stoma

By Laura Herbe, BSN, RN, CWOCN

The Littlest Ones

The unique challenges and rewards of childhood ostomies

By Jo-Ann Tremblay

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Working Out With Weights

Build strength and stability without risking a peristomal hernia

By Adrian March, Med, PhD

Ostomy Accessory - Barrier Sheets

The many uses and benefits of 
ostomy “sticky squares”

By Linda Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN

Journey of Inspiration

A case of childhood Crohn’s that leads to an authentic life of helping others

By Rolf Benirschke

National Ostomy Conference

UOAA’s 7th premiere gathering for the ostomy community was another big hit
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications and Outreach Manager

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Why some ostomates are at risk for deficiency of this vital nutrient

By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

Living with a Continent Ileostomy

Tips, tricks and advice on international travel with a continent ileostomy

By Bill Van Clief

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Where We Stand

UOAA position papers guide advocacy efforts to increase quality of life

By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager

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Ask the Ostomate

Get the answer to the question, “Do I have to tell an employer about my ostomy?”

By Laura Cox

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Lies My Doctor Told Me

A family doctor calls out colleagues to stop perpetuating medical myths

Book Review by Ian Settlemire, Editor
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Beryl of Wisdom

Experienced ostomy nurse addresses the common causes of an ostomy bag leaks

By Beryl Evans, RN, MS

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Fashion Corner

On the runway with professional models and new ostomates

By Ellyn Mantell

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Ask Doctor Beck

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

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz answers questions about:
  • Urostomy odor
  • Dry wafer/skin barrier
  • Jogging with an ostomy
  • One-handed patient
  • Swollen stoma
  • Using a hair dryer
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Ostomy News and Products

The latest new ostomy products, services and news

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