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The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

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.

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...

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.

5 Fashion Tips for Cancer Patients (And Others With Chronic Illness)

Anna Leahy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

If you're sick, wear what you like. Wear whatever you want to wear, whatever makes you happy or comfortable. Wear something old that brings back memories. Rules don't matter.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

'We Make A Conscious Choice Every Day To Be Happy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Weddings

This story is the first of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, statu...

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.

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.

Wanted: Colon-Friendly Restaurant

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Although unrealistic, I kind of like dreaming about opening a restaurant. Especially after a week of "tummy troubles" and a weekend spent in the hospital after a battle with my small intestine.

Opening Up

Daniel Leighton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep With This Health Condition

Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Karen Appold Getting a good night's sleep may be good for your health, but when you have Crohn's disease, uncomfortable symptoms like gas and ...

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!"

Ringing in the New Year With Fleetwood Mac

Jane Heller | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Jane Heller

We were in the midst of dinner when Michael mentioned that among the very few material possessions he'd been able to grab before a wall of flames drove him and Martha out of their house was the documentary footage he'd shot 35 years ago of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Japanese tour.

What If 'Home for the Holidays' Is Your Local ER?

Jane Heller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Jane Heller

Over the course of my 20-year marriage, my husband Michael has developed an uncanny knack for having medical crises on national holidays -- crises that inevitably require a trip to the emergency room of whatever hospital is within striking distance.

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.

Why My Friends Have Accused Me Of Leading A Double Life

Jane Heller | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Jane Heller

So despite living in a confessional, social media-driven, let-me-tell-you-every-detail-about-myself world, I didn't discuss Michael's travails for the most part -- or my anguish over them -- except with my inner circle of confidantes and even then I painted an entertaining picture.

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.

WATCH: Pearl Jam Guitarist Stumps For ObamaCare

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has released a new video urging that people only vote for congressional candidates that support the Affordable Care ...

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.

Caring For a Loved One With Crohn's Disease

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

My husband has some residual pain and small scars from the surgery, but his Crohn's disease is mostly under control. Going through these serious hospitalizations and the surgery taught me the importance of being in control of your loved one's medical care.

I Am a Pre-Existing Condition

Nikki Riddle | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Nikki Riddle

I missed smaller things throughout high school -- dances and cheerleading performances; birthday parties and holiday celebrations; volleyball and football games. When it came to going out with friends, they were never sure if I was sick or healthy.

Illinois Man Who Sewed Son's Buttocks Shut, Takes Alford Plea

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime

A northeast Illinois man who stood accused of using a needle and thread to sew his son's buttocks shut has accepted a plea agreement and will not spen...

11 Celebrities With Crohn's Disease

Health.com | Karen Pallarito | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can be incredibly challenging. In Crohn's disease, a rogue immune system attacks the ...