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How I Handle Traveling With Ulcerative Colitis

How I Handle Traveling With Ulcerative Colitis

A couple of months after I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I had to decide whether to travel to a conference related to my work as a university professor ....

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How I Manage My Work-Life Balance With IBD

How I Manage My Work-Life Balance With IBD

When I think about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and my quality of life, I think about more than just being symptom-free. I also about think about ...

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10 Things Having Ulcerative Colitis Has Taught Me

10 Things Having Ulcerative Colitis Has Taught Me

If you notice pain or something unusual about your body, see a doctor right away. Don’t wait for the condition to resolve itself because that might not...

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How My Relationships With Doctors Changed Over Time

How My Relationships With Doctors Changed Over Time

In the past 11 years with ulcerative colitis (UC), I’ve had three different gastroenterologists (GIs). Or as I joke, I have “graduated” from three different...

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Ulcerative Colitis Didn't Keep Me From Running a Marathon

Ulcerative Colitis Didn't Keep Me From Running a Marathon

Running is my favorite form of exercise -- one I have enjoyed for almost 30 years. So, I was concerned when I was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis....

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Changing My Diet Helped Me Manage My Ulcerative Colitis

Changing My Diet Helped Me Manage My Ulcerative Colitis

As with many conditions, there’s no one size fits all approach for what you can eat when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). My sister and I both have a form ...

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