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Manny Cuevas teaches lessons of resilience, fortitude and compassion

By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications and Outreach Manager​

Summer Issue Table of Contents

Electrolyte Equilibrium

Why these minerals are a constant concern
By Trish Massart, RHN, CPT

Managing a Retained Rectum

Overcoming physical challenges using technology to successfully manage your ostomy
By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Let's Talk Sex

A frank talk about an often overlooked topic
By Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS

Depths of Depression

Rising above mental and emotional challenges
By Brian Ronnenberg, Clinical Counselor, LPCI

The Right Skin Barrier

Learn the best product to use and the best time to use it
By Maggie Bork, RN, BSN, CWOCN,

One on One Support

Ostomy patient coaches provide education, guidance and understanding
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

Mile Seventeen

An ileostomy finally resolves a runner’s rare condition
By Jessica Long

Surviving Rehabiliation

What I learned living at a nursing home with an ostomy
By R. S. Elvey


Double down on your strength gains while walking
By Patrick McNamee

Wonderful Witch Hazel

A reader rediscovers a way to soothe her sore skin
By Chuckie McHenry


Educating the public that ostomies are life savers, not death sentences
By Kimberly Kidd

The Biology of Viruses

Understanding small organisms and their impact on health
By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Surfing the Waves of Life

How surfing went from “impossible” to a life-long passion
By Elaine O’Rourke

Journeys of Inspiration

Teenage ileostomate battles for his health and emerges a hero

By Rolf Benirschke

Living with a Continent Ileostomy

Tips, tricks and advice for emptying with challenges
By Bill Van Clief

Making an Impact

UOAA Advocates are making an impact on Capitol Hill
By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager

Ask the Ostomate

How to manage during hot and humid weather
By Laura Cox


Beryl of Wisdom

When to see an ostomy nurse
By Beryl Evans, RN, MS

Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Blood in the Pouch
  • Bad Taste
  • Fossamx
  • Blood Sacs
  • Probiotics
  • Reconnection Timetable
  • Bariatric Surgery

Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Output Pooling
  • Beltline Stoma
  • Pancaking
  • Flying Overseas
  • Healing Up
  • Urostomy Rash

Ask Nurse Anita

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

The Carnivore Code

Book Review
By Ian Settlemire, Editor

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The latest new ostomy products, services and news

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