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Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.

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.

Doctor on laptop talking to woman patient.

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.

Smiling group of friends at pizzeria.

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.

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.

Ulcerative Colitis Patients Share Their Best Advice

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

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.

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.

Young woman sick and tired with UC lying on her bed.

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.

Smiling young women exercising at gym.

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.

Woman trying to explain.

You Don’t GET MS, Until You Get MS

What are the best ways to handle when people just don’t GET having multiple sclerosis? Take a deep breath and practice compassion, show grace and gratitude, and avoid being dismissive are just three of the nine ways Lisa Emrich shares.