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Going Back to Work After Ostomy Surgery

Tips on how to make your transition back to work after ostomy surgery as easy as possible and what to talk to your boss about.

Laura Cox, LPC
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Key Ostomy Products You Should Know About

Ostomy product technology has improved significantly in the last decade. With many available options, here are some highlights about key product types.

Laura Cox, LPC
Natural Disaster Preparation when Living with an Ostomy

Natural Disaster Preparation when Living with an Ostomy

Find useful tips for natural disaster preparation when living with an ostomy, including what to keep in an emergency evacuation bag.

Laura Cox, LPC
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6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Ostomy Surgery

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist shares things she wishes someone told her before undergoing ostomy surgery.

Laura Cox, LPC
What to expect at an ostomy support group

What to Expect at an Ostomy Support Group

Walking into a room without knowing what's waiting for you can be difficult. We talk about what happens at most support groups.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Terms

Ostomy Terms Explained | Ostomy Glossary

New ostomy terminology can feel overwhelming! In order to explain, we’ve put together a glossary of ostomy terms in alphabetical order.

Laura Cox, LPC
When to Contact Your Doctor

When to Contact Your Doctor with Stoma Complications or Peristomal Skin Issues

It’s important to know what your healthy stoma and peristomal skin look like. There are some symptoms to watch for. Find a list for each in this article.

Laura Cox, LPC
Empty Your Ostomy Pouch

How to Empty Your Ostomy Pouch Video

How to empty your ostomy pouch, shown by someone who has had an ileostomy for over seven years, along with tips and suggestions.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Products

Choosing the Right Ostomy Products

With so many options, it can be hard to pick the ostomy products that are best for you. Fortunately, there are tools to help you narrow down the field.

Aimee Sharp
Ostomy Misconceptions

Ostomy Misconceptions

There is much to learn when you are new to having an ostomy! Here, 5 common ostomy misconceptions are debunked and resources are given.

Laura Cox, LPC
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