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Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.

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Top Tips for Coping With UC

Looking for ways to cope with the emotional fallout of ulcerative colitis? Learn how to connect with family and friends for support, reach out to others with UC, and define what you want most in life.

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Could You Catch the Flu From a Bat?

You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.

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Yes, Boys Should Get the HPV Vaccine, Too

The HPV vaccine: It’s not just for girls anymore. Learn why it’s important for boys to get vaccinated, how it helps prevent cancers in men, and more.

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Fall Food Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

The changing season means pumpkin-spiced everything, apples galore, and more — but when you have IBD, are some of these fall favorites better for your gut than others?

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Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.

Birth Control Options for Women Over 30

Just as you change as you get older, so do your birth control needs. Here are some options to consider.

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HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

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Ditch This Hangover Advice

Hangovers are the same whether you drink beer before wine or the other way around, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Don’t Believe These HPV Vaccine Myths

Are you still deciding whether you or your child should get the HPV vaccine? Here are the myths and facts surrounding it.