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How to Navigate Your Hospital Stay With UC

Unfortunately for those of us living with ulcerative colitis, trips to the hospital or ER are often more frequent than we’d like. Here’s how to make future stays go more smoothly.

Woman talking to a therapist about her genital herpes diagnosis.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

Hannah Olson, the brains behind Chronically Capable.

Chronically Capable: A Platform For Those With Chronic Conditions to Find Jobs

Finding a job while living with a chronic condition is no easy feat. But what if it was? This Lyme disease warrior is making it possible with a platform that connects those with chronic conditions to jobs that offer flexibility and understanding.

Martian outpost, illustration.

A Martian With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Find out how this scientist roams Mars while also living with ankylosing spondylitis in our compelling interview with Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D.

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Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

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12 Books About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Figuring out how to live well with rheumatoid arthritis can feel isolating. These 12 authors have been in your shoes and their books are incredibly helpful.

Contemplative woman.

9 Lessons Learned From Living With Psoriatic Arthritis

After living with psoriatic arthritis for 25 years, patient advocate Diane Talbert shares nine insightful lessons on managing her condition, from asking for help to finding the right doctor.

Nadia crochets in the hospital.

In the Hospital for Crohn’s, One Woman Turned to Crochet

Nadia shares her IBD story and how it led her to create a crocheting blog, YARNutopia, and educate others about Crohn’s disease.

Serious young woman.

When ‘Thriver’s Guilt’ Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

Fatigued at start of day

Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue From Ulcerative Colitis

For those of us with UC, fatigue can be physical, mental, or a combination of the two. These tips can help you manage it.