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UNDERSTANDING ARTHRITIS

UNDERSTANDING ARTHRITIS Adapted from the Mayo clinic Health Letter: UOAA Update September 2015 Arthritis is almost inevitable. By age 40, your joints begin to show wear and tear. At 60, you probably are aware of some symptoms. And if you are 80, you probably are all too aware of what arthritis feels like. There’s still no […]

TIRED ALL THE TIME?

TIRED ALL THE TIME? By Jeanne Seal, PhD: UOAA Updated September 2015 Food dramatically affects your well-being, whether you know it or not. It affects the way you feel physically, the way you respond emotionally and the way you perceive mentally. It lifts your energy resource or sends you plummeting into sleep and unconsciousness. Most […]

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF PNEUMONIA

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF PNEUMONIA UOAA Update September 2015 Although certain organisms are more contagious than others, it is unusual to “catch” pneumonia from someone else. You usually develop pneumonia because your own immunity is weakened. To fortify your natural resistance to pneumonia – get vaccinated. Because pneumonia can be a complication of the flu, […]

HELPFUL HINTS

HELPFUL HINTS UOAA Update September 2015 If your adhesive paste becomes hard and will not push through the end of the tube, heat a glass of water filled halfway in the microwave for 45 seconds. Remove and place the tube cap down in the water. Let stand for a few minutes, then remove and dry. […]

IMPROVISING…OR FIXING A LEAK IN A HURRY

IMPROVISING…OR FIXING A LEAK IN A HURRY Via: The Right Connection & Southern Nevada’s Town Karaya and Evansville Newsletter UOAA Update September 2015 If you happen to spring a leak, especially when away from home, it can be a cause of panic. Being prepared can help you keep your cool. Wearing an appliance cover can […]

CONTROLLING ODOR

CONTROLLING ODOR Via Metro Maryland: UOAA Update September 2015 A very important part of the new ostomate’s rehabilitation is learning to control odor because it’s important that the new ostomate feels good about himself and feels secure in relationships with others. The ostomate is extremely sensitive to odors and the reactions of those around him, […]

MEMORY LAPSES

 MEMORY LAPSES Via Oregon Ostomy Assoc.:UOAA Update September 2015 Part way through a sentence, your mind goes blank. You search frantically for the words, but memory fails. It can be one of the longest moments of your life. If those memory lapses seem to occur more and more often, it probably isn’t what you think. Forgetfulness […]