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9 Sneaky Signs You May Have Psoriasis

How can you tell if the thick red, scaly, itchy patches of skin appearing on your body are signs of psoriasis? The signs can be sneaky. We help you figure it all out.

By Emily Shiffer

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

10 Best Things to Say to Someone Fighting a Chronic Illness

These aren’t your generic “hope you feel better” statements, or awkward sentiments of “call me if you need me.” These are phrases that will open a line of communication, and even jumpstart actions that will make a lasting positive impact on the health and life of your loved one.

By Steve Calechman

9 Ways to Be a Champion of Your Ulcerative Colitis

Is your UC in control of your life? Here are some ways to get back in the driver’s seat, according to people who’ve been there.

By Brian Greenberg

Ulcerative Colitis Patients Share Their Best Advice

Our IBD Facebook community was happy to offer up their collective wisdom.

By Jackie Zimmerman

9 Best Tips for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

Working out has tons of health benefits for people with UC. Learn which exercises a UC vet and fitness pros recommend — and how to make them work for you.

By Mandy Morgan

Have Ulcerative Colitis? Get to Know These 10 Definitions

Is the terminology of IBD going straight over your head? Here, according to a GI doc, are the key terms you need to know.

By Sheila M. Eldred

10 Things Women With Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

It’s hard enough having UC, but being a woman with the disease can bring unique challenges. Here’s what a GI doc wants you to know.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

By Erin L. Boyle