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Advice Articles

This is the place to come for help and advice from our in-house healthcare professionals and ostomates like yourself.

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Here’s how to get involved in World Kindness Day this year

12th November 2018

On Tuesday 13th November there’s one of the more unusual celebration days, World Kindness Day. Although it’s not overtly linked to the healthcare industry we think it’s important to celebrate...

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Halloween: The sweet fear of sugar

30th October 2018

It’s that time of year again where people can dress however they like and not be judged for it! But Halloween isn’t just about the costumes, for the younger generation,...

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Introducing the Oakmed Product Selector

29th October 2018

Finding the right product to suit your particular situation can be difficult, especially just after surgery whilst your stoma and output is settling and you may need to change products....

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Dear Sam, I’m worried about unpleasant odours coming from my stoma bag…

17th October 2018

We receive a lot of questions from ostomates. Rather than answer them all at once, we decided to start a new series of blog posts called ‘Dear Sam’, where some...

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4 reasons to switch to a delivery service for stoma products

28th September 2018

There’s no getting away from the fact that there are many inconveniences to having a stoma. It’s a condition that makes everything in day to day life that little bit...

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Could ostomates benefit from therapy dogs?

8th August 2018

August 26th marks National Dog Day, a time to celebrate our four legged friends, and rightly so. Dogs are amazing creatures that can carry out a number of tasks, not...

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