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Ostomy Leaks, Peristomal Skin and Diet Tips: Webinar Video

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
04/28/15  10:19 PM PST

As an ostomate since 2011, Laura Cox is excited to share insight and advice from her personal perspective on day-to-day life with an ostomy. Watch Laura’s informative webinar recording covering common lifestyle questions, such as:

  • How To Handle and Prevent Leaks, including how to mentally rebound from leaks when they happen.
  • How to Take Care of the Skin Around your Stoma. The skin around the stoma is also known as peristomal skin, and Laura talks about how to care for it before and after bag changes and offers daily tips. Laura also discusses how to conceal your pouch in public.
  • Diet and Nutrition Tips for New Ostomates. Laura covers ways to prevent gas, odor and more.

Laura starts her webinar by giving a brief overview of her background and how she became Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist.

For more information, see related articles and care resources here:

Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your pouch...



  1. Abraham Gutierrez
    Posted May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm PDT

    Have you all thought about doing a webenar in spanish.

  2. Posted May 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm PDT

    That’s a great suggestion, thank you!

  3. Mike
    Posted May 15, 2015 at 1:06 am PDT

    thanks. I enjoyed this.

  4. Posted May 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm PDT

    We’re so happy to hear that! We’ll be doing OstomyLife Webinars once a quarter! We hope you’ll join us again!

  5. Posted May 26, 2015 at 11:09 pm PDT

    How can we see it again?

  6. Posted May 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm PDT

    You can find it on our OstomyLife page. Here’s a direct URL-http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/ostomylife/ostomy-lifestyle-videos/2015/04/28/ostomylife-faq-webinar-with-laura-cox-ostomy-lifestyle-specialist-video/ , looks like you’re in the right place. Just scroll down and hit play on the embedded video!
    Hope you’re well!

  7. Lori V.
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 8:02 pm PST

    Excellent information. Recently had a colostomy and rectal removal for cancer. Doing well with colostomy.

    Thank you.

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