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A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

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8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

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IBD May Raise Postpartum Mood Disorder Risk

After giving birth, women with IBD are at higher risk for developing mental health problems like anxiety and depression, compared to the general population.

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Ulcerative Colitis and Smoking: 10 Things You Need to Know

While some research shows that smoking has a positive effect on UC, the story is not that straightforward. Here’s what you need to know about the risks.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a study.

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

Avoiding these foods are key to enjoying a balanced diet with UC.

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IBD: Dealing With Depression

Depression is treatable. Since those with IBD are at higher risk of depression, keeping watch for signs is important.

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Is This Just An IBD Flare, or Pancreatic Cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic those of IBD, so sometimes, it's hard to tell if it's just a typical IBD flare, or something more. Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing new and different symptoms of IBD.

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

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Factors That May Raise an IBD Child's Risk of Cancer

While cancer risk is relatively low, it’s still good to be aware of what to look for and when to notify the doctor.