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Crohn's Disease: It's Not All About the Bathroom

Lilly shares the story of her complicated diagnosis and why it’s important to understand this IBD has many symptoms beyond the bathroom stall.

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Just Diagnosed With UC? This Letter’s For You

An ulcerative colitis veteran shares her advice and hope with those newly diagnosed with this form of IBD.

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Why Living With Crohn's Is a Team Sport

Why go it alone when you have a supportive network to help? Read Brian’s story about learning the value of accepting help from others.

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Sex and Ulcerative Colitis

No matter how badly my boyfriend and I want to have sex, UC has securely fastened her chastity belt and is holding up a big stop sign.

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Does Living with a Chronic Illness Prep You for Pregnancy?

The fatigue, unpredictability and sacrifice of pregnancy might make some expectant mothers thankful they mastered a chronic illness first.

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Proactive Ways to get Involved in the Eczema Community

Want more friends that also are living with eczema? Connect with others easily with these tips?

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YouTube Beauty Star Shares Her Eczema Story

Eczema and beauty YouTuber Zainab Danjuma shares her story of her battle to love her skin and how she now sees makeup and skin care in a whole new way.

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Have You Just Been Diagnosed with Herpes? Read This

From someone who has been there, this is what it’s like to find out you have genital herpes.

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Enjoying the Holidays with IBD

I've always loved the holidays, but after an IBD diagnosis, my traditions had to change. Here's how I have a great holiday season without overdoing it.

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My Sister Helps Me Get Through Life With RA

We all have that one person who gets us through the tough spots in life. Since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, my sister has always been there.