Living with a Stoma Bag and Challenging the Stigma

Living with a Stoma Bag and Challenging the Stigma

For those who use a stoma bag – or colostomy bag – there is often embarrassment when it comes to using the bathroom. The stereotypes about what kind of people have them and the reasons for having to use one are often unkind and inaccurate. In reality, a broad range of...
Could Cold Water Exposure Help Post-Surgery Pain Relief?

Could Cold Water Exposure Help Post-Surgery Pain Relief?

Modern surgery is a marvel of medicine, but not all surgery comes without side-effects. Persistent pain is something that can originate even after seemingly minor surgeries. This is usually treated with painkillers or physiotherapy, but these aren’t fool proof or to...
Are There Consequences of Over Washing Your Hands?

Are There Consequences of Over Washing Your Hands?

We’re all taught to wash our hands as children, usually before dinner and certainly after using the bathroom. This makes obvious sense as good personal hygiene can stop us becoming unwell. But it’s often said that over washing your hands can do more harm than good....
Are There Consequences of Over Washing Your Hands?

Post-Winter Skincare Tips to Rid You of Your Dry Skin

Winter can leave skin feeling unpleasantly rough, dry, cracked, and even sore despite the best efforts of many to keep it in good shape. Fortunately, when the cold weather starts to warm up keeping skin looking good and feeling healthy can be made easier thanks to the...
Three Approaches to the Commode to Help with Incontinence

Three Approaches to the Commode to Help with Incontinence

The commode has a reputation that’s perhaps undeserved. Some consider it unsanitary, amusing, or even unusual, but this is an unfair representation of a device that offers assistance to so many. In reality it can offer accessibility, dignity and independence to many...