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That Time I Went Speed Dating on the Same Day as My Colonoscopy

Going to a speed dating event 12 hours after a scope for ulcerative colitis would be chill… right? Here’s what happened to one woman — and what she learned in the process.

By Mandy Morgan

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.

By Mandy Morgan

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.

By Lisa Fields

How to Find an Ulcerative Colitis Specialist

Looking for a gastroenterologist (GI)? Here’s how to find one who’s a perfect match for you and your needs.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

By Jackie Zimmerman

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.

By Shawntel Bethea

Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

By Jackie Zimmerman

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.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue From Ulcerative Colitis

For those of us with UC, fatigue can be physical, mental, or a combination of the two. These tips can help you manage it.

By Mandy Morgan

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.

By Jackie Zimmerman