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Ulcerative Colitis

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

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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.

The One New Year's Resolution Every Person Living With Chronic Illness Should Make

Lottie V. Ryan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lottie V. Ryan

If this is your only intention for 2015 it will be a far better year than previous years.

Choices

Sarah Hannah | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

The Power of Well-Being for the Professional Overachiever

Julie Lynn Brazitis | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lynn Brazitis

The lesson I have learned this year is that focusing on well-being is the most vital step to achieving sustainable success -- and that regardless of circumstance and choices made in the past, it is never too late to be transformed.

Anna Almendrala

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity...

Another Model Proves You Can Be A Sexy Centerfold While Revealing Colostomy Bags

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.08.2014 | Good News

After Blake Beckford had his large bowel and small intestine removed, he was desperate to find a mentor in the fitness field who had faced a similar o...

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you liv...

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.

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.

A New Year's Resolution That Changed My Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Ali Lambert Voron I don't know about you, but when I hear "New Year's resolutions", I think of tangible things like losing weight, drinking le...

Not Just a Pooping Disease: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

These diseases have been known primarily as "pooping diseases" because many patients frequent the bathroom as a result of the cramping and abdominal pain caused by IBD. However, there are many aspects of the disease that are far worse than spending time in the bathroom.

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...

Cincinnati Police Department: An Ostomy Is Not a Tragedy

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

While it is commendable for the department to attempt to curb the behavior of these youth, the use of ostomies as an undesirable outcome of youth violence is not only misinformed, it is inappropriate, distasteful and downright offensive.

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.

It's Time to Escape the Stall

Grant Henry | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Grant Henry

I have achieved things that I would have never attempted if it were not for ulcerative colitis. Things that I used to say, "I can't" to are now replaced with "I can and I will!"

What Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week Means to Me

Mike_McCready | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment
Mike_McCready

I have lived with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease for 25 years. Despite this diagnosis, I have a fortunate career as the lead guitarist of Pearl Jam, a beautiful family, and am an advocate for people struggling with these same diseases.

Celebrating Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

Six years ago, I had not heard of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. I lived in a world where I was blissfully unaware of inflammatory bowel diseases, where the debilitating symptoms didn't impact my life. Then I met my now-husband Dan, and everything changed.

FDA Approves Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living

* Approved for use after other treatments fail * Marks seventh disease for which Humira has U.S. approval * Condition af...

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.