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Erica Sanderson

Erica Sanderson, Editor

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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Doctor Q&A: How to Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a complicated autoimmune disease that can affect different people in different ways. There isn’t one cure-all, so working with your doctor to tailor a management and treatment plan that works for your body is essential. We asked Dr. Constance A.... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Different Types of Colitis

Inflammation of the large intestine is referred to in medicine as colitis.  Colitis can be a confusing term because it is often used interchangeably as a symptom and illness.  There are different types and subtypes of colitis which further confuses the issue.  While we have talked frequently about Inflammatory Bowel Disease you may not know... Read moreChevron

posted 11/06/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

IBD Children and Stomach Bugs: Is It a Virus or Flare?

It's cold and flu season again and, unfortunately, most school-aged children will also have some kind of stomach virus this time of year.  If you have a child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) this time of year can be especially tough.  Symptoms of a stomach virus may mimic Read moreChevron

posted 10/27/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

What is Indeterminate Colitis?

In adult and childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the diagnosis is usually classified between Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  However, for 10 percent of IBD patients they do not fall into either of those categories and end up being classified as Indeterminate Colitis (IC).  This diagnosis can also be given in patients who... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Sharing Your Condition at Work: Is Honesty Truly the Best Policy?

I am the paradigm of an oversharer. It’s not just here on the Internet that I share grotesque details of my life and medical situations; this is a real thing that I do in my everyday life. I just can’t seem to stop telling people too many personal things.

 

I’d love to say that in some situations I can filter out my... Read moreChevron

posted 10/08/2014, comments (0)|

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