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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to Pack in Your IBD Emergency 'Go Bag'

It's always smart to create an emergency kit to take with you in case a natural disaster strikes, such as a hurricane or wildfire. Here's what you should pack, including IBD-specific items.

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Managing Multiple Sclerosis in and Fall and Winter

Tips for handling MS in the cold months, from avoiding slips and falls to wearing proper clothing.

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How to Explain Endometriosis to Your Partner

Explaining endometriosis, a chronic pain condition of a woman’s reproductive system, to your partner can be daunting. Learn how one woman did it and get her three main tips for starting the conversation.