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10 Ways to Show Support for Someone With UC

Have a loved one with ulcerative colitis? Mandy, who has UC, shares what acts of kindness can really make a difference.

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Crohn’s Disease and Your Sleep: What You Should Know

Dealing with sleep problems in addition to Crohn’s? You’re not alone. Here’s how to get better rest with IBD.

Cannabis oil.

Should You Use Cannabis or CBD for Ulcerative Colitis?

Can medical marijuana, CBD, or other forms of cannabis help your IBD symptoms? Here’s what the research and experts say.

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Best Gifts Under $30 for People With Ulcerative Colitis

This gift guide will help you find the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for your loved one with UC.

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Crohn's: What to Know About the Restroom Access Act

The Restroom Access Act, also known as Ally's Law, helps people living with Crohn's gain bathroom access when out and about during an emergency. Here’s what you should know.

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How to Navigate Your Hospital Stay With UC

Unfortunately for those of us living with ulcerative colitis, trips to the hospital or ER are often more frequent than we’d like. Here’s how to make future stays go more smoothly.

Nadia crochets in the hospital.

In the Hospital for Crohn’s, One Woman Turned to Crochet

Nadia shares her IBD story and how it led her to create a crocheting blog, YARNutopia, and educate others about Crohn’s disease.

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When ‘Thriver’s Guilt’ Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

Woman packing an emergency medical supplies kit.

What to Pack in Your IBD Emergency 'Go Bag'

It's always smart to create an emergency kit to take with you in case a natural disaster strikes, such as a hurricane or wildfire. Here's what you should pack, including IBD-specific items.

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10 Crohn's Patients Share Flare Self-Care Tips

When Crohn’s rears its ugly head in a flare-up, be prepared with these tried-and-true tips from people who’ve been there.