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Is Colectomy a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis?

In the IBD community, what constitutes a cure is a controversial topic. Here’s one patient’s perspective.

By Jackie Zimmerman

5 Tips to Help You Thrive Despite Ulcerative Colitis

Are you barely keeping your head above water with IBD? Shawntel shares her top tips to help you live your life to the fullest with your condition.

By Shawntel Bethea

10 Tips for Managing Crohn’s-Related Arthritis

Is your Crohn's giving you creaky joints? These exercise and lifestyle tips can help you manage arthritis pain.

By Lilly Stairs

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

10 Challenges Facing Men With Crohn’s

Crohn’s can affect anyone, regardless of sex, but learning about common challenges you may face as a man with the disease can help you cope.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With IBD

Living with UC means putting your health first. Here's how to set healthy boundaries with friends, family, and co-workers to keep your IBD under control.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Endometriosis and Birth Control: My Experience

When Julie found out she had endometriosis, she tried different hormonal birth control options to lessen symptoms and pain. Here’s what worked for her.

By Julie Ryan

6 Tips for Managing Anxiety with UC

An IBD diagnosis can lead to a life of anxiety, especially when you're worried about flares. Follow these tips to control anxiety and live a fulfilling life.

By Erica Sanderson

When Food Attacks: The Gut Punches of UC

Mandy's vacation goes awry when flight delays lead to a fast-food flare-up of ulcerative colitis. Find out what she learned about traveling with UC.

By Mandy Morgan

Getting Your Emotional Life Back After Cancer

Adjust to life after cancer by following these tips for learning from your experience, embracing gratitude, and offering your support to others.

By PJ Hamel