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BLADDER CANCER

via S. Brevard, FL and Metro Maryland Cancer appears in the bladder more often than in any other organ of the urinary system. It is one of the more common forms of cancer among men. It occurs about twice as often in men as women. It occurs after the age of 50 about 90% of the... READ MORE

PILLOW TALK

Elizabeth McConnel, RN, ET, via Anent, NY and Metro MD Ever try to get into a comfortable position in bed, only to find that your tummy flab or appliance seems to pull when you are on your side. Don't let it cramp your style. Happiness could just turn out to be a... READ MORE

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RECOVERY

by Pamela Mowers , M.S. , Psychologist Advertising Chair, Kankakee Ostomy Association , IL, 2007, via Pouch, VA and Metro Maryland Recovery from long periods of illness, numerous surgeries, and unexpected set-backs can go on for a lifetime for some; for others, bouncing... READ MORE

CRANBERRIES - FOR AND AGAINST FOR UROSTOMATES

via Lawton-Fort Sill (OK) and Metro Maryland FOR - The secret ingredient in cranberries that is pivotal in preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) is concentrated tannins, called proanthrocyanidins, in the juice. In a Boston study published in the Journal of AMA,... 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.