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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

Tips for Working From Home With Depression

One of the most common symptoms of depression? Fatigue and lack of motivation. Couple this with a remote work position, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to get through it.

By Lara DeSanto

Does Caffeine Help Chronic Kidney Disease?

If you have chronic kidney disease, drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages may increase your five-year survival by up to 25 percent, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

U.S. Deaths From Wildfire Smoke Could Double

In a study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on health, researchers found deaths from smoke could rise from 15,000 per year to more than 40,000.

By Diane Domina