Celebrate Life Magazine

Celebrate Life magazine is a publication provided free of charge to our home TPN and tube feeding consumers. Please feel free to read back issues of the magazine in our online archive below (requires Adobe Acrobat). Search the page for keywords (Ctrl+F/Command+F) to find what interests you.

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Issue 35

December 2016, Issue 38 – Knowledge is Power

PDF In this issue:

  • TheRight CVAD for You
  • Keeping Your CVAD Safe
  • Enteral Access Proper Choice and Associated Complications
  • Little Ms. Speedy... One Consumer's Journey with Feeding Tube Placement
  • Advocacy Corner
Issue 35

May 2016, Issue 37 – The Evolution of Nutrition Support

PDF In this issue:

  • An Experimental Lipid Helps an Infant with Short Bowel Syndrome
  • New Lipids on the Horizon
  • The Parenteral Nutrition Lifeline
  • ENFit: The Future ofEnteral Connection
  • A Look Back on the "Old Days" of Parenteral Nutrition
  • Dr. Stanley Dudrick Overcame Hurdles to Develop Parenteral Nutrition

Issue 35

July 2015, Issue 36 – Caregiver Issue

PDF In this issue:

  • The Bertrands: Fighting to Be "Timbo Strong"
  • Tips to Help Children (and Caregivers!) Cope with Nutrition Support
  • A Caregiver's Guide to Caring for a Senior on Home Nutrition Support
  • Caregiver Stress and How to Reduce It
  • Resources for Caregivers
Issue 35

February 2015, Issue 35 – Women and Nutrition Support

PDF In this issue:

  • Davi Cohen: A Woman of Resilience
  • Adrienne Brockman: A Mother, a Grandmother, a Teacher – and a Cancer Survivor
  • Traci Nagy: This "Chief Executive Momma" Helps Other Moms (and Dads) Make Tube Feeding a Positive Experience
  • Victoria Bourland – A Young Woman Who Knows What She Wants and How to Get It
  • A Woman's Experience in Nutrition Support: As a Patient, a Caregiver, and an Advocate

Issue 34

August 2014, Issue 34 – Stories from Our Patients

PDF In this issue:

  • Lee Letbetter: TPN Doesn't Hold Back This Spitfire
  • There's No Place Like Home for Madelyn Morris
  • Dr. Aaron Leppin: Living Life Intentionally
  • Peter Frates: A True Champion
  • Strength, Hope & Love: Rowan's Story

Issue 33

April 2014, Issue 33 – Home Nutrition Support Resources

PDF In this issue:

  • On TPN or Tube Feeding? There's a Resource for You!
  • Connecting with Peers Through Disease-Specific Organizations
  • Eileen Smith: Encouragement Through Support Groups
  • Finding a Support Group
  • The Online World: Bringing People Together
  • Michael Medwar: A Lifelong Advocate Joins Coram


Previous Issues

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PDF November 2013, Issue 32

Healthcare Reform

  • Healthcare Reform: What Consumers Need to Know
  • Medicare: Understanding Your Options
  • Competitive Bidding: What a Tube Feeding Consumer Should Know
  • Jim Mszanski: Making Competitive Bidding Work for Him
  • Healthcare Reform Resources

PDF July 2013, Issue 31

Stories from Our Patients

  • Melody's Song: Celebrating Life Every Day in Every Way!
  • The Punnoose Family Vacation
  • Unlimited Potential: Michael's Story
  • Wise Words About a Life on TPN / Inspiring HPEN Consumer Stories
  • Tamra Preston — On Tube Feeding, On the Road, and On with Life!
  • The Long Road Traveled: The Friends I Have Made Along the Way

PDF February 2013, Issue 30

Prevention & Preparedness in Nutrition Support

  • CVAD Infection: Prevention Is In Your Hands
  • Metabolic Bone Disease: Information for TPN Consumers
  • When Disaster Strikes: How You Can Be Prepared
  • Emmett Alsbrooks' Tale of Endurance
  • Foodborne Illness from Tube Feeding: Understanding and Preventing the Risk
  • As the Scouts Say, Be Prepared: Reducing Caregiver Stress

PDF December 2012, Issue 29

What's in TPN and Tube Feeding Formulas?

  • Coram Pharmacy — Keeping Our Patients Safe
  • It's All About Teamwork
  • Home PN: The Way We Were!
  • Meet Cory, Your New Travel Companion!
  • The National Drug Shortage: How Is My Parenteral Nutrition Affected?
  • What Goes Into a Tube Feeding?
  • How our One-to-One Program Can Enrich Your Life

PDF July 2012, Issue 28

Stories from Our Patients

  • Don Young: A 37-year TPN Veteran
  • Bonnie Adams: A Celebration of Life
  • Kristy and Scott Shutka: Working Together to Create a New Normal
  • Michelle Barford: Winner of the Oley Foundation's Celebration of Life Award
  • Susan Eaton: Defining Her Own Life
  • Connor Poole: Loves to Dance, Swim, Play in the Sand
  • James Seals: A Life With — Not About — TPN
  • Coram's Patient Relations Specialist Program: An Interview with Colette Christen

PDF May 2012, Issue 27

Nutrition Support in Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Pancreatitis and Nutrition Support
  • Short Bowel Syndrome & Bowel Rehabilitation: Reducing Your Need for Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Fistula Management: A Spectrum of Nutrition Care
  • Avoiding Nutritional Complications Following Bariatric Surgery
  • The Use of Tube Feeding in GI Disease
  • Sharon and Ronald Frug: Celebrating Milestones
  • Medication Management to Treat and Control the Symptoms of GI Diseases
  • Advocacy Corner: Steering Clear of Complications

PDF Jan. 2012, Issue 26

Pediatric Nutritional Support

  • The Role of Nutrition in Optimizing Growth and Development
  • Managing Nutrition Therapy at School
  • The Essential Components of Success in Improving Oral Intake:
  • In Good Hands: Preparing Your Child for a Medical Procedure
  • Emily Koprucki: Life Lessons from a Teenager on Nutrition Support
  • 2012 Small Steps to Big Steps Consumer Teleconference Series
  • Pediatric Intestinal Failure-associated Liver Disease: Causes, Prevention and Treatment
  • Giving Our Children Wings: A Journey of Independence for HPEN Families

PDF Sept. 2011, Issue 25

The Importance of Nutritional Health when Coping with Cancer

  • Quality of Life and Nutrition Support for the Cancer Patient
  • Eating Healthy to Help Prevent Cancer
  • The Effects of Cancer Therapy on Nutritional Well-Being
  • Home Care Therapies for Cancer Patients
  • My Great Adventure: TPN consumer, Michelle Barford's amazing story
  • Tube Feeding: A Smart Weapon Against Cancer-Related Malnutrition
  • In Case of a Drop in Cabin Pressure, Put Your Mask On First — A Survival Guide for the Caregiver of a Cancer Patient

PDFJun. 2011, Issue 24

Kidney Function and the Importance of Fluids and Electrolytes

  • Fluids, Electrolytes, and Kidney Function... Oh, My!
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Fluids and Tube Feeding: Water— the Forgotten Nutrient
  • Understanding and Monitoring Your Fluid and Electrolyte Balances
  • Patients with CKD on Dialysis: The Potential Value of IPN and IDPN
  • Gastrointestinal Disease in the CKD Patient
  • Proactive vs. Reactive Advocacy — Taking Control

PDF Jan. 2011, Issue 23

  • Diet and IBD — the Controversy & the Facts
  • Diet Tips to Manage IBD Symptoms
  • Use of Enteral Nutrition in Reducing IBD Incidence
  • Medications to Control Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative ColitisControlling Ostomy Output
  • Finding a Community Support Group

PDF Nov. 2010, Issue 22

  • Optimizing Oral and Enteral Feedings with Intestinal Failure
  • Just the Facts... Managing Chronic Pain
  • Getting the Most Out of Your New Diet
  • Medication Management of Chronic Intestinal Failure
  • The Beauty of Mules
  • The Importance of Living Wills

PDF April 2010, Issue 21

  • Antiemetic Options
  • Just the Facts... Gastroparesis, What Do We Know?
  • Enteral Feeding with Gastroparesis
  • Managing Medication Shortages
  • Answering the Call
  • How to Manage Healthcare Claims Rejections

PDF Celebrate Life, Fall 2009

  • Tips to Successfully Deliver Medication Through Your Feeding Tube
  • Bacterial Overgrowth — The Silent Infection
  • Dating Issues
  • Industry Insights
  • Inventory Management — The Consumer's Role
  • Webinars and Websites
PDF Celebrate Life, Summer 2009
  • Ways to Keep Your Liver Healthy
  • Strong Bones, Strong Body
  • Clean, Safe Catheters
  • Five Ways to Decrease Home TPN Dependence
  • Anemia Answers
PDF Celebrate Life, Winter/Spring 2009
  • Keeping Yourself Safe in 2009: Infection Avoidance
  • Long-Term Vascular Access
  • Common Feeding Tube Complications
  • New Consumer Focused Website Launched
  • An Interview with Coram's President, Dan Greenleaf
PDF Celebrate Life, Fall 2008
  • Symptom Management: Nausea Control
  • Caution! Looking Good Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
  • Tube Feeding: Alleviating a Common Complaint
  • How Parenteral Nutrition is Made
  • Patient Update: Nutrition Product Changes
PDF Celebrate Life, Summer 2008
  • Symptom Management: Staying in Step with Activities
  • Enteral Feedings for Children with Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Proactive Interventions to Decrease Clogs in the Feeding Tube
PDF Celebrate Life, Spring 2008
  • Back in the Saddle: The Good, the Bad and the Beauty
    of Being a Caregiver
  • A Few Thoughts About Exercise and Fitness
  • Surf the Waves of HPEN
  • Your Venous Access Device
PDF Celebrate Life, Winter 2008
  • Seven Steps to Success as a PN Consumer
  • The Second Opinion: Access Your Options (or Alternatives)
  • Fighting PSN — Parenteral Nutrtion Stress
  • Celebrations and Dining Out
  • The Oley Foundation and Coram
PDF Celebrate Life, Summer 2007
  • What to Eat? What to Drink?
  • Ask The Nutrition Doctor
  • The HPN Connection
  • Working with Your Medical Benefits
  • Summer Time Health Tips
  • Caregiver Corner
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