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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

Travelling in Spain.

Stress-Free Ways to Travel With Crohn's

Before you hit the road or head to the airport, follow these steps to make your trip a success.

By Lara DeSanto
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Self-Care Tips for Crohn’s Disease Flares

Diarrhea and gut pain are common when you have Crohn’s. These strategies will help you fight back when a flare strikes.

By Lara DeSanto
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
Crohn's

8 Surprising Ways Crohn’s Affects Your Body

You think Crohn's disease is all about your GI tract (and it kind of is). But symptoms can pop up in other unexpected places.

By Marjorie Korn
ulcerative colitis

9 Ways to Prepare for an Ulcerative Colitis Flare

You can't always predict when your ulcerative colitis symptoms will come roaring back, but you can be ready when they do.

By Lara DeSanto
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Nutrition

Why the Keto Diet and Acid Reflux May Not Mix

If you’re living with acid reflux or GERD, the ketogenic diet may make your symptoms worse.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
food journal

How to Make Food Diaries Less of a Pain With UC

Keeping track of every morsel can be a real drag. These tips will streamline the process.

By Megan McMorris
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

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.