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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
ostomy surgery

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
Ostomy Pancaking

Ostomy Pancaking | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers frequently asked question about ways to avoid ostomy pancaking.

Laura Cox, LPC
Body Image With an Ostomy

Video: Body Image with an Ostomy

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, discusses different aspects of body image with an ostomy, including age, dating and more.

Laura Cox, LPC
Peristomal Hernia

Peristomal Hernia | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers questions about a peristomal hernia. Are they normal? What can I do about them?

Laura Cox, LPC
after ostomy surgery

10 Things I’ve Done Since Having Ostomy Surgery

In the few years after ostomy surgery, I have accomplished and experienced so much. I wanted to share my short-list with you!

Laura Cox, LPC
Stoma and Seat Belt

Stomas and Seat Belts | Ask Laura

I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car, since the stoma and seat belt are right next to each other.

Laura Cox, LPC
Exercising with an Ostomy

Exercising with an Ostomy | Products That Can Help

In this blog, we discuss exercising with an ostomy and what products can make living an active lifestyle with a stoma easier and worry-free.

Laura Cox, LPC
Peristomal Skin Complications

Peristomal Skin Complications | Characteristics, Causes and Management

Peristomal skin complications (complications with skin around the stoma) are common among ostomates. We talk about characteristics and management.

Laura Cox, LPC
high elevation and ostomies

High Elevation and Ostomies | Ask Laura

We discuss the possible difficulties of being at high elevation and the solutions for these difficulties for high elevation and ostomies.

Laura Cox, LPC
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