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Technology

Top 10 Apps to Help 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.

The Latest

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Alternative Treatment

Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

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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.

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Treatment

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Biologic for Crohn’s?

Biologics can be hugely helpful, but the first one you start might not always be The One. Here’s how to know when it’s time to switch.

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Medication

Your Top Questions About Biologics and Crohn's Answered

Biologics can seriously improve Crohn’s symptoms. Find out if they could help you.

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Treatment

Ask a GI: How Do Biologics Treat Crohn's Disease?

IBD treatment can be confusing—so we went straight to an expert to get your biologics questions answered.

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Myths

5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

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Profile

Cooking With Crohn's: A Chef With IBD Shares His Best Advice

Living with IBD can make eating a daily challenge—but it didn’t stop this man from making his passion for food a career.

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Treatment

On a Biologic for Crohn’s? These Tips Can Make Your Treatments Easier

Medical pros and two Crohn’s patients share their go-to advice for getting through those infusion and self-injections days.

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Risk Factors

IBD: A Mental Health Risk for Kids?

New research shows an increase in psychiatric disorders amongst children with inflammatory bowel disease.

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 Expert

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 Expert

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.