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Crohn’s Disease: How to Choose the Right College

Searching for the best college? If you’re living with Crohn’s, here are some extra considerations you should take into account.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Avoid Excess Weight Gain With a Gluten-Free Diet

Living with celiac disease or gluten free for other reasons? These tips will help you avoid gaining extra weight.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Crohn's Disease: It's Not All About the Bathroom

Lilly shares the story of her complicated diagnosis and why it’s important to understand this IBD has many symptoms beyond the bathroom stall.

By Lilly Stairs

Just Diagnosed With UC? This Letter’s For You

An ulcerative colitis veteran shares her advice and hope with those newly diagnosed with this form of IBD.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Why Living With Crohn's Is a Team Sport

Why go it alone when you have a supportive network to help? Read Brian’s story about learning the value of accepting help from others.

By Brian Greenberg

9 Ways IBS Affects Mental Health

While people with IBS are often all too familiar with the physical symptoms, you may not be aware of the link between the condition and your mental health.

By Claire Gillespie

How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

Having acid reflux doesn’t have to get in the way of summer fun, as long as you plan ahead and eat smart.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Should You Really Avoid Whole Groups of Food With Acid Reflux?

For the most part, there is not enough evidence to avoid entire groups of food, according to the American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guidelines.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.