Mandy Morgan

Mandy Morgan, Patient Expert

Mandy is a writer and cat mom who is slowly becoming a health-nut. She’s earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about patient education materials for those diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. She works full-time as a technical writer in Chicago, and serves on the board of directors and blogs for Girls With Guts, a non-profit organization to support women with IBD and/or ostomies. Follow more of her stories on HealthCentral and blog posts on the Girls With Guts website.

Toning Up With IBD

Plenty of classes and sports can help you tone up, while going easy on your guts.
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Strengthening Your Core With an Ostomy

After you get an ostomy, you may notice that any strength you had in your core muscles has gone away. Keeping your core muscles strong after an ostomy is key to help you perform everyday activities more easily.
Mandy Morgan