Kevin Schanlaber

Wisdom Beyond His Years

By Rolf Benirschke and Patti McCord 

Articles in the Fall 2021 Issue

Pregnancy with an Ostomy

Practical tips and advice for delivering with a stoma
By Terri Cobb, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Male Sexuality

Understanding the effects of ostomy surgery on sex and intimacy
By Cliff Kalibjian

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

How ostomy surgery might allow an imbalance By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

From Patient to Person

Navigating the journey to the new normal
By Cliff Kalibjian

High-Output Pouches

Identifying the best pouch for very active ostomies
By Linda A. Coulter BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN

Urinary Tract Infections

Sure-fire strategies to reduce the frequency of infection
By Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN and Nisha R. Kumar, RN, MSN

The Right Activity After Surgery

How to regain fitness safely to avoid parastomal complications
By Ann Page RN, BA, CWOCN with Patti Haberer RN, CWOCN

Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Reversal at Age 80
  • Drooping Stoma
  • Bladder Control
  • Food Phobia
  • Wart-Like Bump
  • Diabetes Diagnosis

Standing Tall

The profound impact posture has on quality of life with an ostomy
By Collin Jarvis

Checking Calcium Levels

Does having an ileostomy cause calcium build-up in the blood?
By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD

How to Stay in Remission

Gastroenterologist provides advice to avoid IBD flare-ups
By Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP

This Too Will Pass

The origins and final destination of things found in pouches
By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Assisted Care
  • Granulomas
  • Going Belt-Less
  • Broken Arm
  • Tough Scar
  • Moldable Vs. Cut-To-Fit
  • Urostomy Pouch Cover
  • Skin Discoloration

Ask Nurse Anita

Board-Certified Ostomy Nurse Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN,  answers a question about: Barrier Rings

Professional Misconduct

Study finds many ostomates stigmatized by medical professionals
By Raymond Elvey

Lung Disease and IBD

Patients can experience complications beyond the gastrointestinal tract
By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

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

Speaking Out

Meet UOAA’s Ostomy Awareness Day Champion
By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communication & Outreach Manager

Ostomy News & Products

Products from Safe n Simple and Mia Ostomy Wrap
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

The Big Ordeal

Understanding and managing the psychological turmoil of cancer
Book Review By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Living with a Continent Ileostomy

The history and current utilization of continent ileostomies
By Bill Van Clief
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