By Elaine O'Rourke
With the increased and heightened attention on the coronavirus, it is naturally creating a lot of fear and anxiety. This fear not only affects the mind but also the body. Right now, you want to keep your immune system strong…
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The ostomy community is understandably very concerned about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting their daily lives, health, support networks, and access to ostomy supplies.
In this time of great uncertainty, UOAA recommends all individuals…
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By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) is an advocacy organization composed of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. DDNC’s mission is…
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The coronavirus is spreading around the world and some in the ostomy community are concerned if it will affect their access to ostomy supplies. UOAA reached out to the major ostomy manufacturers to see if the outbreak is…
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Let's Debunk These Common Ostomy Myths
After ostomy surgery, you may find helpful tips from other people living with an ostomy in online communities, support groups, forums and more. Weeding through the fact…
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By Ellyn Mantell
Setting the scene for you, imagine the patient who has controlled ulcerative colitis or Crohn's Disease, or diverticulitis and is suddenly terribly symptomatic with infection and unremitting agonizing pain. Or consider the…
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Don’t Let Your Ostomy Stop You From Dating!
Easing back into the dating scene may feel scary and impossible, it’s normal to want to take your time and get comfortable with your daily routine before tackling dating. It is possible,…
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A Journey From Caregiver to Student, Ostomy Patient, and Nurse
My name is Jennifer Borchek, and I am a recent graduate of Chamberlain University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I am a licensed registered nurse. I also have a colostomy.…
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