October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

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Spina Bifida is one of the most common birth defects. According to the March of Dimes, it affects 1 in 2,500 babies in the United States. Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the...

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Number One Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for almost half of new spinal cord injuries each year. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center’s “Facts and Figures...

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Lung and Skin Cancer Deaths are Declining

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Deaths from cancer have continued a steep decline in the United States from 2014 to 2018, mostly due to reduced deaths from skin and lung cancers. This according to a report was released from the...

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Barrier Rings - A Secure Summer Solution

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Summer brings plenty of heat, perspiration and oils which can influence ostomy seals. Plus, after surgery, swelling reduces and stomas settle which can make it difficult to create a tight seal between the stoma and barrier. This tight...

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You Are What You Eat - Reducing Intestinal Odor and Gas

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Intestinal oder is created by bacteria breaking down certain foods, turning it into odorous waste and also sometimes creating odorous gases. For ostomates, this gas, like the stool, also makes it way into a pouch,...

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