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Mandy Morgan and her future husband.

Will My Chronic Illness Ruin My Wedding Day?

When Mandy got engaged to the love of her life, she was thrilled — but then the what-ifs of ulcerative colitis took over her thoughts.

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.

Man hard at work

How I Stay Productive at Work With Crohn's

Is your IBD getting in the way of your job productivity? These tips can help you stay on track even with your symptoms.

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How Digestive Tracts are Like Fight Club

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

Woman on a couch using a laptop.

IBD: 3 Women Share Stories About Applying for Disability

HealthCentral spoke with three women who successfully applied for Social Security insurance benefits about their experiences and advice for others.

Woman looking out window.

My 5 Biggest Insecurities About UC

Living with a chronic condition like IBD can cause feelings of stress, guilt and insecurity. Here’s how Mandy overcame her worries.

Restroom sign.

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.

Silhouettes of people climbing a mountain together.

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.

Parents opening Christmas presents with their children.

Enjoying the Holidays with IBD

I've always loved the holidays, but after an IBD diagnosis, my traditions had to change. Here's how I have a great holiday season without overdoing it.

Unhappy child lying on mother's lap.

On Raising a Child with IBD: Parents Share Their Stories

They might not have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, but parents go through their set of challenges, trials, and errors with children with IBD.