Living with an Ostomy

Can I have a normal life after an ostomy? Will I still be able to go swimming? How will an ostomy affect my sex life? Join us on April 17, 2013 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET for our live webinar as we discuss how to adapt to life after a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. We will…  Read More

Bob Baker is Biking Again

On April 16, Bob Baker and two companions dipped the wheels of their bikes in Long Island Sound near Stamford, Connecticut and set off  to bike 4,000 miles across the United States to Seattle, Washington. Bob is a survivor of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer and an ostomate. He’ll be using his three-month ride to raise…  Read More

No-Pouch Colostomy Appliance Approved

A new appliance that eliminates the need for ostomates to wear an external pouch has received pre-marketing approval by the FDA. Expected to be on the US market in the next few months. the Vitala™ device, seals the stoma, preventing stool from leaving the body for up to 8 hours.  Intestinal gas is filtered and vented…  Read More