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Married to Someone With IBD? This Letter's for You

Being the spouse to someone with UC can be challenging, but this woman with UC has a message for you: You’re the real MVP.

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Managing IBD is Like Olympics Training

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis can break down your body. Here’s how one man used fitness to accomplish his goals and get his health back.

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Are You Still Working With Chronic Illness?

Living with a chronic illness is challenging. Living with a chronic illness while working a full-time job? Sometimes unbearable. It might be time to scale back.

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Dear Society: A Letter From a UC Patient

What with all the stigma surrounding ulcerative colitis and other digestive health conditions, this woman has one simple plea for modern society.

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How I Overcame 5 Ulcerative Colitis Insecurities

Living with a chronic condition like IBD can leave you with deep insecurities. Here’s how Mandy dealt with hers.

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How to Apply for Disability When You Have IBD

If you can't work because of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, applying for Social Security disability benefits could help improve your life. Here are the steps you need to take.

Teenager walking to school.

Young With Crohn's: A Teen and His Mom Share Their Story

Fourteen-year-old Connor is living with Crohn’s; from his and his mom’s perspective, here’s what it’s like to be diagnosed with a chronic illness at a young age.

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Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

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5 Things They Don't Tell Women About Colorectal Surgery

These are the issues women may face after undergoing a colectomy.

Travel Tips for Ulcerative Colitis

Travel Tips for Ulcerative Colitis

It’s hard to guarantee smooth sailing when dining in a new place, but here are some things to remember.