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A Letter to My Younger Self, Before IBD Diagnosis

Mandy writes to her prediagnosis self about living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and what she wishes she had known.

By Mandy Morgan

Married to Someone With IBD? This Letter's for You

Being the spouse to someone with UC can be challenging, but this woman with UC has a message for you: You’re the real MVP.

By Jackie Zimmerman

At Burning Man She Could Be Herself Again

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like you? The place where your chronic illness doesn't matter. For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

Managing IBD is Like Olympics Training

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis can break down your body. Here’s how one man used fitness to accomplish his goals and get his health back.

By Brian Greenberg

Are You Still Working With Chronic Illness?

Living with a chronic illness is challenging. Living with a chronic illness while working a full-time job? Sometimes unbearable. It might be time to scale back.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Disease

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Dear Society: A Letter From a UC Patient

What with all the stigma surrounding ulcerative colitis and other digestive health conditions, this woman has one simple plea for modern society.

By Jackie Zimmerman

7 Tips for Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

If you're a patient advocate planning to bring your message of awareness to Capitol Hill, these 7 tips can help you prepare for your trip to Washington D.C.

By Erin L. Boyle

Mother With Rectal Cancer Finds Community

Annie Schreiber was amazed by the support she and her family recieved while she was undergoing treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer.

By Pamela Kaufman

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

By Katherine Malmo