What is more important: fit, flexibility, stretch capability, or adhesion?
If you cannot decide, or there are two or more that are just as important, you are not wrong. Why not have all in one for your barrier selection? You can have fit,…
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For people with an ostomy, eating and drinking around the holidays isn’t just a matter of likes and dislikes. Depending on the individual, certain things should be avoided while others can be enjoyed with no issues. The following is a guide to holiday eating (and drinking) with an ostomy.
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Cassandra Kottman's Story
I started Shaolin Kempo Karate back in 2012. I had trained in Shotokan Karate in high school and really wanted to get back into martial arts. I've struggled with ulcerative colitis since I was 12 and…
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me+ Community member, Sarah Biggart, shares how she experienced feelings of Medical PTSD throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic with her ostomy. Sarah's blog was written in November of 2020, but remains relevant as we continue to navigate through…
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Why You Should Join UOAA as an Official Member
By Alyssa Zeldenrust
(National Conference attendee since 2011, DuPage County Support Group (suburban Chicago), Co-Chair of Events for Young Adults)
UOAA friends, educational tools, and vendor…
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Join ConvaTec for a live discussion with ostomates, nurses and other healthcare professionals at their two-session, one-day virtual summit on Friday, October 1, 2021.
"Ostomates' Rights Are Human Rights - anytime and anywhere" is this year’s…
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Hollister is proud to support World Ostomy Day! In partnership with United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), Hollister Incorporated is proud to stand with the entire ostomy community in celebration. Here are some ways you can learn something…
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Have you ever wondered what you should be doing to fill your time as you recover from ostomy surgery?
After my first surgery at the age of 17, and even after my third surgery at the age of 23, I spent most of my time lounging around my parents’…
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