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3 Famous Olympic athletes share how they manage Crohn’s disease

Posted: September 7 2021

By Janissa Delzo, M.P.H. Managing a chronic condition such as Crohn’s disease can be more than uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. However, you can stay active and pursue the activities you enjoy with the right treatment plan. Famous Olympic athletes with Crohn’s disease such as Kathleen Baker, Alyxandria Treasure, and Carrie Johnson are all examples of […]

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Victorian MP Lisa Neville returns to work following extended sick leave

Posted: August 30 2021

By Rhiannon Tuffield The minister overseeing Victoria’s hotel quarantine scheme, Lisa Neville, has returned to work after battling Crohn’s disease flare-ups for months. Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday announced that Ms Neville had returned to work after the senior minister was forced to take leave in February. Ms Neville was admitted to hospital and spent […]

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How IBD has shaped my approach to parenting

Posted: August 30 2021

By  Bridget Shirvell “Wanna see, wanna see.” Toddler speak greets me as I step through my door. My daughter is already at my side, demanding to see the band-aid from my latest Entyvio infusion. After touching the rough, pink self-adherent tape wrapped around my left arm, she immediately wants me to take it off and […]

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How to Find Answers When Mysterious (and Painful) Gut Symptoms Take Over Your Life

Posted: August 19 2021

By Mallory Creveling Kate Kareha keeps a folder in her attic filled with notes, doctor’s appointment summaries, photocopies of books, and flyers about inflammation. She also has a saved email with her medication history, the supplements and herbs she takes, and diet info as well as details about the emotional side of a Crohn’s disease diagnosis; she […]

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Tips for eating at restaurants when you live with IBD

Posted: August 3 2021

By Emery Wright If you live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may be able to relate to feeling anxious or frustrated about dining at restaurants. It can feel stressful not knowing how the food was prepared and what ingredients were used. Many people living with IBD prefer to cook meals at home so they can […]

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Kelly Lambert was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 19

Posted: July 13 2021

By Brendan Crabb After being diagnosed at the age of 19, for many years afterwards Mrs Lambert had to constantly be conscious of where the nearest bathroom was located. “The disease totally dominated my life for a good five years,” the 46-year-old said. “It struck me down… It stopped me from doing a lot of […]

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What I’ve learned about work and Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 6 2021

By Basmah Ali Even though my parents were more flexible with my siblings’ and my career choices, it was still expected for us to study hard and do well. That, along with the Western mentality to value fast-paced work environments, can put a lot of pressure on people with Crohn’s disease such as myself. In my case, I […]

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My experience with the COVID-19 vaccine and IBD

Posted: July 1 2021

By Holly Fowler Why I chose to get vaccinated I’m not going to lie: I was hesitant about getting the vaccine at first. Like many people, I truly didn’t know if I even wanted or should get the vaccine. For a while, I was in the camp of “absolutely not.” My body had started heading […]

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Embarrassment over illness led to blood transfusions and urgent surgery

Posted: June 3 2021

By James Gould John Davidson’s symptoms became so bad that he was bleeding in the bathroom 20 or so times a day – and now the 24-year-old man has asked people in a similar situation to head for medical advice as soon as they can. John was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was just […]

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