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Digestive Health

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Technology

Top 9 Apps to Help You Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC? There’s an app for that. These mobile apps can help you track your symptoms, sleep, food, and more.

By Mandy Patterson
Zumba instructor Melody Condon.
Five Questions

Crohn’s Can’t Stop This Zumba Instructor

By Jackie Zimmerman
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Symptoms

9 Natural Ways to Manage IBS Symptoms

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Mandy Morgan and her future husband.
Patient Narrative

Will My Chronic Illness Ruin My Wedding Day?

By Mandy Patterson

The Latest

Amber Wallace

Thinking About Surgery for Crohn's Disease?

Doctors and patients explain why this treatment for Crohn's can be life-changing and what to expect each step of the way.

By Sarah Ellis
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Risk Factors

13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk (and What to Do About Them)

Colon cancer may be the third most common malignancy in adults, but there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. We show you how.

By Andrea Peirce
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Treatment

10 Top Questions About UC and Biologics

Starting a biologic for ulcerative colitis is a big decision, but it’s one that could bring lasting relief. Here’s what you need to know.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Risk Factors

Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
IBD

What Everyone With IBD Needs to Know About COVID-19

Number one? Breathe a sigh of relief. Inflammatory bowel disease doesn't seem to be a huge factor for coronavirus infection.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
Peanut-Butter Cookie-Dough Bites

Peanut-Butter Cookie-Dough Bites

This treat provides a nice hit of protein without being overly sweet.

By Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Cucumber and Tuna Salad Sushi Rolls

Cucumber and Tuna-Salad Sushi Rolls

Stay powered up between meals with a poppable high-protein snack.

By Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

Homemade “ice cream” that won’t leave your belly in pain? Yes!

By Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats With Almond Ricotta

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats With Almond Ricotta

Low-FODMAP with an Italian twist? Your UC belly will be happy, happy!

By Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Sheet Pan Salmon Romesco With Green Beans and Crushed Potatoes

Sheet-Pan Salmon Romesco With Green Beans and Crushed Potatoes

This easy-to-digest meal takes just 15 minutes to prep.

By Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Meet the Experts

Mandy Patterson
Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert living with ulcerative colitis. She’s a full-time technical writer and writing instructor and serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts.

Brian Greenberg
Patient Advocate

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Lilly Stairs
Patient Advocate

Lilly’s reason for being was ignited in 2011 when she was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases. She currently serves as the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.