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Ostomy Awareness Starts with You

It’s up to you. Will ostomy awareness, support and education stay in the shadows this year or touch lives and impact those in your community? Will you celebrate the resilience of people living with an ostomy and fight for those still in need? Ostomies are Life-Savers. It’s that simple, and that’s both the Ostomy Awareness […]

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UOAA National Conference is Coming Up: Hollister Sneak Peek

Hollister Incorporated is excited to be a part of the ostomy community event of the year. As a long-standing Platinum Sponsor of UOAA’s  National Conference, we have much in store for attendees at our educational sessions and exhibitor booth. One of the most important elements of regaining and maintaining a healthy, comfortable lifestyle after ostomy […]


Do You Know Where We Stand?

By UOAA Advocacy Manager Jeanine Gleba Under UOAA’s national advocacy program we develop position papers on topics concerning people living with an ostomy or continent diversion. This official “position” is formally approved by the Board of Directors. These important documents might give background information, description of the impact on our community, and in some cases, […]

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Managing Humidity and Extending Pouch Wear Times with an Ostomy

For people living with an ostomy, humid climates and certain situations may cause concern in pouch wear time. The me+ support team has put together some useful tips just for you to help optimize your pouch wear time. Feel more confident when facing humidity with these tips: Review your peristomal cleaning routine. Using baby wipes or […]

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Discover a World of Ostomy Products at UOAA’s National Conference

Imagine if there was a place where over forty ostomy product manufacturers, accessory makers, distributors, lifestyle experts, and related support organizations could gather with ostomy patients from around the world? Well, UOAA’s 7th National Conference Exhibit Hall is that place, and everyone is invited. It will be open August 8 and 9, 2019 at the […]

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Together We Can Change Lives

Give to Make an impact in the ostomy community   Your support makes a difference in so many lives. People often turn to UOAA in times of concern and uncertainty. UOAA’s staff and volunteers provide assistance every day to people across the country who are seeking knowledge, resources and support as they navigate their way […]