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Social Security Administration Must Expedite Approval of Disability Claims for Patients with IBD

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

The White House must urge the Social Security Administration to convene a hearing to add inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, to its Compassionate Allowance initiative in order to expedite the approval of critical government assistance for patients living with these incurable digestive diseases.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Sarah Hannah | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Hannah

It's the 18th of December and the Christmas countdown is officially on. Last week, I came across a new trend unravelling on my Instagram -- #ShareATre...

Choices

Sarah Hannah | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hannah

Today I thought I'd give you all a taste of what life can be like for someone with a chronic illness. It's important to remember that no two days are the same, and while this is an average day for me, some can be better and others may be much worse.

#ThisIsIBD

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

December 1 marks the start of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, an important week within the inflammatory bowel disease community to bring attention to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two debilitating digestive diseases that cause crippling abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding and weight loss.

Aspiring Model With Crohn's Disease Isn't Afraid To Show Colostomy Bags In Bikini Photo

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

When Bethany Townsend finally grew sick and tired of hiding her colostomy bags, she posed for a photo in a sleek black bikini and shared the image on ...

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

World IBD Day: It's Not All Sunshine and Flowers

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

When people hear about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, they do not hear these stories. However, to get a full understanding of how serious these diseases are, it's essential that these stories are shared.

Could This Be Why Your Cat Is Losing Weight?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), also called pancreatic insufficiency and maldigestion syndrome, is thought to be rare in cats. However, accor...

Cure vs. Remission: Thoughts From a Crohn's Caregiver

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

Until researchers find a cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, I implore you -- please don't say these diseases can be cured when they can't. There is already a significant lack of understanding related to these diseases -- we must be focused on disseminating the right information and making people aware of these diseases, rather than spreading false truths.

Does Your Cat Have Hairball Issues?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

While hairballs in housecats are very common, you may be surprised to learn they aren't a normal part of a feline's digestive process. Your cat's digestive tract is built to handle a certain amount of fur -- both the fur she pulls off herself during grooming, as well as the hair attached to prey in the wild.

Art Words: Holding It Together

Daniel Leighton | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Pieces of heart. Disconnection from Self. The shadow that surrounds you: What you know you could be, what you fear you might be. Caught up in a p...

In the Cave -- Going Into Darkness

Daniel Leighton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Experiencing pain and loss is part of every human's experience, but too often we skip over the feelings that come with it.

Tied Up at the Hospital

Daniel Leighton | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Three days before my first solo show, I stood alone in a Dallas art gallery staring at one of my paintings. Tied Up At The Hospital is about my first visit to the hospital when I was five years old. This painting is about the moment when I realized that I was powerless in this fight.

Time for New York State to Pass the Restroom Access Act

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York
Rebecca Kaplan

It's time for New York State to pony up and pass the Restroom Access Act. The quality of life of the thousands of New Yorkers living every day with inflammatory bowel disease depend on it.

Supplements for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you are interested in using vitamin A or E supplements, check with your doctor first to see whether they are a good idea for you, or if simply eating a well-balanced, plant-based diet is enough for you to get adequate levels of these in your body.

The Other Side of the Scope

Sami Kennedy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Sami Kennedy

My broken colon has inspired me to pursue medicine as a career. I want to fix other people' s broken parts, which is ironic because not too long ago, I didn't think I could overcome mine.