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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

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Best Desserts for Ulcerative Colitis

Find your sweet spot with these nutritionist-approved, gut-friendly, after-dinner treats!

By Megan McMorris
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Are Berries an Rx for Crohn's?

A new study suggests blueberries could help treat IBD disorders like Crohn's. Here's what we know so far.

By Lara DeSanto
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I Think I Have IBD—Now What?

Figuring out if you have inflammatory bowel disease is the first step—what to do comes next. Relax, we've got your game plan!

By Lara DeSanto
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Living With

9 Instagrammers With Crohn's Disease You'll Love

Looking to add some IBD inspo to your Insta feed? Follow this diverse group of Crohnies who are sharing the raw and real sides of living with a chronic illness.

By Mandy Patterson
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Parenting

Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

After your child is diagnosed with IBD, you may feel guilty. But it’s not your fault. Here’s how to support them.

By Mandy Patterson
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
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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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
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
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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

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.