Healthier and Happier

Air Force Pilot returns to flying and his loving family after ostomy surgery

By Joshua A. Nelson, Lt Col, USAF

Articles in the Winter 2022 Issue

The Right Pouching System

How to find the right pouching system for every ostomy patient

By Ann Page, RN, BA, CWOCN

The Retracted Stoma

Causes, management and prevention of this challenging situation

By Nancy Brown, RN, CWOC


Urinary Diversion Effects

The effects of using bowel in the urinary system

By Ian Settlemire, Editor

The Human Microbiome

The trillions of microorganisms that can help or hurt us

By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Ostomy Location Matters

How the location of your ostomy stoma effects nutrient absorption

By Danielle Gaffen, RDN

Overlanding Africa

Overseas adventure with an ostomy in the 1970s

By Ian Settlemire, Editor


Ask Doctor Beck

Colorectal surgeon Dr. David E. Beck answers questions about:
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Medication Absorption
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Sodium Levels
  • Ileostomy Irrigation?
  • “Barbie Butt” Surgery
  • Ileostomy Scope

Food for Thought

Finding the right diet to avoid adhesions and stay healthy

By Susan Bogatin

Working Out with Weights

The right way to build strength and stability while avoiding injury

By Adrian March, M.A., PhD

Soft Convexity

More options for improving fit, comfort and wear time

By Linda Coulter, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Journeys of Inspiration

Social media sensation Maggie Tretton (Baldwin)

By Rolf Benirschke

Overcoming Limitations

Managing an ostomy with physical and financial challenge

By Charlotte Foley MS OTR/L, CBIS


Ask Nurse Coulter

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

  • Filtered Pouches
  • Below the Beltline
  • Too Soft?
  • Scar Tissue
  • Pouch Changes
  • Dry Skin

Ask Nurse Anita

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

Urostomy Odor


Ask the Ostomate

Experienced ostomate Laura Cox answers common questions from readers. This issue: Cleaning/Rinsing an Ostomy Pouch

Young Adult Living

Navigating life with an ostomy for young adults
By Molly Atwater, UOAA Director of Young Ostomate Outreach

Ostomy Hygiene

Tips, techniques and products for emptying an ostomy pouch

By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN


Advice From Adam

Giving UP

By Adam R. Katz


Continent Ileostomy Advice

Some thoughts based on my experience

By Linda Pearce


Pyodersa Gangrenosum

A look at this rare, yet painful, skin condition

By Linda Coulter, BNS, MS, RN, CWOCN


The Stigma Problem

The source and solution to thedstigma of having an ostomy

By Jennifer Hopsicker


Together Again

Run for Resilience Events Message: “Ostomies Are Lifesavers

By Lynne Burney, UOAA Fundraising and Event Manager

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