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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.

By Mandy Morgan

Advice for Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer Patients

From a thyroid advocate who has been through it.

By Mary Shomon

On Raising a Child with IBD: Parents Share Their Stories

They might not have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, but parents go through their set of challenges, trials, and errors with children with IBD.

By Mandy Morgan

Grief After an IBD Diagnosis, It's Natural

Feelings of grief and loss, similar to losing a loved one, can often occur after an IBD diagnosis due to not feeling like your ‘old self’ anymore.

By Mandy Morgan

Family Denies Manic-Depressive Disease Is Real

A woman speaks out about her family member’s battle to advocate for bipolar disorder, and the family that won’t believe him.

By Cindy Uken

I Wish I'd Gotten My Ostomy Sooner Than I Did

“This was two years of pain, fatigue, constant diarrhea, and accidents all the time. Is that how I was supposed to be living in my mid 20s? I don’t think so.”

By Brian Greenberg

Postpartum Anxiety: I Became an Angry Mommy Monster

When Ginger found herself angry, stressed, and paranoid after the birth of her second daughter, she knew: Something wasn’t right.

By Ginger Vieira

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Your Essential Reading List

Find reading suggestions for cookbooks, medical guides, memoirs, and more on metastatic breast cancer.

By Pamela Kaufman

How I Experienced Depression as a Teenager

Mental health speaker, Mike Veny shares his story of growing up as a teenager with depression and what would have helped to treat it during that time.

By Mike Veny