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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

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

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

IBD: Dealing With Depression

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

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Over-Exercising Can Hurt Your Gut

Exercising too intensely can result in health problems, including gastro-intestinal issues.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.