“Really No Big Deal”

Inspirational boy stays positive, active and raises thousands for charit

By Rolf Benirschke

Articles in the Summer 2023 Issue

Ostomy Apps

A review of the most popular apps for having an ostomy

By Linda Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN

Gaining Weight

How to gain and maintain a healthy weight after surgery

By Danielle Gaffen, RDN


Managing a Retained Rectum

Tips and techniques for handling possible issues

By Daivd E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Living With Two Stomas

Helpful insights and information for the challenges and strategies

By Cliff Kalibjian

Colonic Diverticulosis

Understanding this common reason for ostomy surgery

By Daivd E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Failed J-Pouch
  • Retracting Stoma
  • Intestinal Cleanse
  • Losing Good Bacteria
  • Stoma Herpes
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Colonoscopy Alternative
  • Active Rectum

Supplies on a Budget

The avenues of aid available for ostomates in any situation

By Stephanie Sullivan, Marian Grace and Barbara Hymans

Walking 2.0

Rucking can double your strength gains and health benefits

By Patrick McNamee

Caring for a Loved One

An experienced care giver shares insights, advice and wisdom

By Bill Van Clief

Surviving Rehabilitation

What I learned living at a nursing home with an ostomy

By R.S. Elvey

Secret No More

How and when to let others know about your ostomy

By Patti Haberer, RN, BSN, MA, CWOCN


Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Using Bonding Cement
  • Plugging a Stoma
  • Removing a Wafer
  • Urostomy Pouch Leaks
  • Terrible Itching
  • Sloshing About
  • Painful Wafer Removal
  • Reader Responds

Young Adult Living

Navigating life with an ostomy for young adults

By Molly Atwater, UOAA Director of Young Ostomate Outreach


Getting the Supplies You Need

How your medical records can determine if supplies are denied or approved

By Susan Mueller, BSN, RN, CWOCN and UOAA
Advocacy Committee Co-Chair


Advice From Adam

A Refined You

By Adam R. Katz


Intuitive Eating

How to eat might be as important as what to eat

By Nina Hayes


Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

Book Review

By Ian Settlemire, Editor


Ruth's Ostomy Journey

Looking back on 50 years of receiving and giving

By Ruth Salinger


Ask the Ostomate

Proper Pouch Disposal

By Laura Cox

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