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SCREENING TESTS: WHAT YOU NEED AND WHEN

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, via Metro Maryland Health experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have made these recommendations, based on scientific evidence, about which screening tests you need and when to get them. If you are between the ages of... READ MORE

EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER

by Elise Fieveson, of Metro Maryland Having an ileostomy does require some patience, I’m afraid. Even though, as a person with an ostomy, I have a 100% better quality of life than I did when I had ulcerative coitus—there are, of course, some minor drawbacks. One... READ MORE

FARE BETTER AFTER OSTOMY SURGERY

These are a few of the types of people who fare better after ostomy surgery: Those who think of others before themselves. Those who look outward and upward. Those who are busy and active. Those who are interested and always inquiring and... READ MORE

HOW TO AGE 30 YEARS IN 3 WEEKS

Aviation Medical Bulletin, via Anent, NY and Metro MD How can you age 30 years in the next three weeks? Easy! Just go to bed! A number of years ago, a study was done by the Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, Texas. Five volunteers agreed to go to... READ MORE

HINTS FOR MEN

via Mayo Clinic Letter and The Space Coast Shuttle Blast A common problem for men with ostomies is the location of their belts. One man who had trouble with his belt catching on the top edge of the appliance offered these helpful hints: When applying your... READ MORE

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An ostomate for over 40 years, I still value the support of fellow ostomates at meetings and the info from health professionals.