You may have questions about your ostomy, how to care for your stoma, and how to keep living the life you want to live - but you don't have to figure it out on your own. Hollister Secure Start services offer free support for people living with…
from me+ Contributor, Sarah Biggart
You may have recently resolved to eat healthier adding fresh fruits and veggies to your diet. But wait, can you eat your way through the produce department?
Fresh fruits and veggies are a regular part…
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Bring Ostomy Awareness to your Neighborhood with the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k
October 6 and 13, 2018
Change a Life. The theme of World Ostomy Day on October 6, 2018 is “Speaking Out Changes Lives”. Speak out to smash…
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At Hollister Incorporated, we are proud to stand with the broader ostomy community to show how we are #AllinforOstomy. People with ostomies, their families and friends worldwide are gearing up to celebrate World Ostomy Day on October…
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Expect More - Take Control of Your Health Care
Part 4 in Series
By UOAA Advocacy Committee
“Details matter. It’s worth getting it right.” ~ Steve Jobs
The Buck Stops Here
Since UOAA started the advocacy campaign we have been stressing…
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By Tricia Hottenstein
The problem with being strong is that people expect you to always be strong. When your body has been put through so much, people expect it to willingly fight through anything. After life hands you a few too many lemons,…
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If you are facing a potential surgery leading to an ostomy, you naturally will have many questions and concerns. It is important to voice your questions and concerns to your healthcare professional. Gather as much information as you possibly…
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Expect More - Take Control of Your Health Care
Part 3 in Series
By Jeanine Gleba and Keagan Lynggard-Hysell
The Choice is Yours
Having the right ostomy supplies for your individual lifestyle and stoma type plays a huge role in the quality…
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By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
It’s coming! As I write this there are 50 days 9 hours and 41 minutes until World Ostomy Day on October 6, 2018! (Current…
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