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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

HOW AWFUL! DON''T TELL ANYBODY!

by Mohna Bos of Metro Maryland When I had my colon operation and became an ostomy patient, I thought I was unique! I had never heard of an ostomy before. One visit to the Metro Maryland Ostomy Association meeting opened my eyes to the fact that I certainly was not the only... READ MORE

NEW TRAVEL CARD FROM UOAA

You may print a new Travel Communication Card from the UOAA website www.ostomy.org . On the UOAA Home page, in the the "NEWS" box, under the video you will find "Download UOAA's new Travel Communication Card to aid in dealing with airline security." Within follow... READ MORE

TRAVEL TIPS

S. Palm Beach County, via Metro Maryland Change your equipment 24 hours before you depart to locate leaky wafers, flanges falling off, etc. Take twice as many supplies as you think you'll need. Carry supplies on the plane. Never, never pack supplies in the suitcase you... READ MORE

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As a confused ostomate 18 years ago my WOCN urged me to go to a MMOA meeting.  I attend regularly to learn and to contribute to others.