Exercise your fitness options with these helpful tips
by Wil Walker, MBA, BSN, RN, WOC Nurse Manager, Clinical Education, Hollister Incorporated
When is it safe to start exercising after ostomy surgery?
Stoma surgery is a major event that…
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By Heather Brigstock MSN RN CNL
On Sunday, October 7th 2017, my family and I went to bed just like we do every night. School lunches were packed and sitting on the counter ready for the next day. A load of laundry sat in the dryer ready to…
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Skin Hydration Beauty Tips for Living with an Ileostomy
BY ELLYN MANTELL
As a self-avowed makeup and skin care junkie, I strongly believe that looking good is greatly related to feeling good. In fact, makeup and attention to my skin has…
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Traveling through airports can make anybody nervous as security lines get longer and wait times increase. For some people living with an ostomy, air travel can cause further anxiety.
Universal pat-downs performed by Transportation Security…
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Ostomate or Person Living with an Ostomy?
“Labels are for soup cans.” ~ Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates
by Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager with Keagan Lynggard, UOAA Advocacy Committee Member
The UOAA Advocacy Committee produces…
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By Ed Pfueller, UOAA
There is no doubt the world would be a better place with more wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses. For many, WOC nurses are the first sign of hope after a life-changing surgery. The right nurse can provide confidence…
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Our Ostomy Gives Us Power!
Ostomy Visitor talks clothing and embracing life
By Ellyn Mantell
As president of our Ostomy Support Group in Summit, New Jersey, I have met many future ostomates over the years since I have had mine, and we…
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By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
The overall goal of the UOAA Patient Bill of Rights (PBOR) initiative is to ensure high quality of care for people who had or will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery. To accomplish this it's…
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Taking a stand for better ostomy healthcare
By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) is an organization that empowers people to get the care they deserve to live life to the fullest. The poor…
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