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Your Surgeon's Priorities Through Your Colorectal Surgery

When you’re preparing for colorectal surgery, it feels like your surgeon throws a ton of information at you. Left and right, risks and benefits, pros and con. However, no matter how much information they throw at you, there is always something you wo...

Long Term Complications They Don't Tell You About With Colorectal Surgery

When you’re preparing for colorectal surgery, it feels like your surgeon throws a ton of information at you. Left and right, risks and benefits, pros and con. However, no matter how much information they throw at you, there is always something you wo...

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5 Things They Don't Tell Women About Colorectal Surgery

These are the issues women may face after undergoing a colectomy.

Dating with IBD

Reduce anxiety and learn what to say to a dating partner about your IBD.

Why You Need to Know About IBD Plexus

Could this new platform where doctors and scientists share data and research become a game changer?

How to Find the Best Health Insurance

Here are tips to help you pick the best and most affordable plan on Healthcare.gov.

A New Perspective: When the patient becomes the caregiver

For so many of us, being the sick family member is just part of our identity. We sit in our hospital bed waiting for knocks on the door, greeting family members as they walk in. Even on those days when you’d rather be alone, deep down you know you’re ...

The Do's and Don'ts of IBD Caregiving

Here’s what you should expect during doctor’s visits, at the hospital, and how you should deal with stress.

How to Make It Through the Bad Days

If I’m truthful, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a really bad day. My life these days is pretty stable and sometimes I forget how great that is until I really think about it. Lately, I spend more time trying to help other people through their ro...

Should You Share Your Condition at Work?

Should You Share Your Condition at Work?

I felt compelled to tell my employers about my MS diagnosis. My rationale was that this company did not have an HR department, so if my MS flared and I had to take time off work, I felt like I’d have to explain it to my employer. I told them…