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Swimming Ostomy

Tips for Swimming With an Ostomy – More Security | Ask Laura

In this Ask Laura, a daughter asks how her 89-year-old mother who recently had ostomy surgery can have more security in the pool.

Laura Cox
ostomy concerns

I Don’t Want an Ostomy Bag – Top Concerns for Those Facing Ostomy Surgery

No one wants an ostomy bag. But Laura has one, and it hasn't stopped her from living & enjoying her life. Watch these top ostomy concerns get blown away.

Aimee Sharp
work after ostomy surgery

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
What to expect at an ostomy support group

What to Expect at an Ostomy Support Group

In this article, we talk about what to expect at an ostomy support group and how to find a local ostomy support group near you.

Laura Cox
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
Ostomy Terms

Ostomy Terms Explained | Ostomy Glossary

New ostomy terminology can feel overwhelming! We've put together an alphabetic ostomy glossary in order to explain these ostomy terms.

Laura Cox
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
Overview of the GI Tract

Overview of the GI Tract Before and After Ostomy Surgery

In this article, we look at an overview of the GI Tract before & after ostomy surgery. We also look at the different diversions and the location of stomas.

Laura Cox
Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

Thank You from a Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

A Shield HealthCare ostomy customer called in to thank us for the prompt delivery of their supplies and for the support and information we provide.

Aimee Sharp
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
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 ostomy in to. It requires you to turn your ostomy pouch 45 degrees...