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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.

By Mandy Morgan

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

Top 5 IBD Organizations You Should Know

No matter where you are in your journey with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, these organizations can help you get involved and feel supported.

By Mandy Morgan

3 Generations of UC: A Mom Shares Her Tips

Amy is in the middle of three generations of women with ulcerative colitis. Here she tells HealthCentral about the experiences that have helped her daughter.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Talk to Your Child About Their IBD

Has your child been diagnosed with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? These tips can help you discuss it with them in an age-appropriate way.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Make 'SMART' Goals for IBD

“Achieve remission” is a common goal, but it can be daunting because of how broad it is. Learn how to break it down here.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Choose Effective Birth Control After Bowel Surgery

Learn about options for contraception post-bowel surgery, from IUDs and shots to patches and rings.

By Jackie Zimmerman

A Patient's Reaction to New Ulcerative Colitis Research

A woman living with UC reacts to recent survey results about what it’s like to live with the condition.

By Mandy Morgan

How Much Do You Know About Ulcerative Colitis?

Testing your UC knowledge on everything from diagnostic tests and treatment recommendations, to common myths about the condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

Can I Even Have Kids with Ulcerative Colitis?

Moms with UC and Crohn’s share their IBD-related fears, struggles, and hopes as they face parenthood.

By Mandy Morgan