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7 Tips for Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Living with ulcerative colitis can be quite the challenge. During flare-ups, many can suffer from abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, and chronic, and bloody diarrhea. The IBD Center of Excellence offers a team of renowned gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons who specialize in the comprehensive management of inflammatory bowel disease and conditions such as ulcerative colitis. 
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Studies Investigate Link Between IBD and Colorectal Cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a set of conditions involving the chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. Colorectal cancers are serious illnesses expected to cause 50,830 deaths in 2013 alone. Because patients with IBD endure frequent inflammation, doctors have long believed them to be at a higher risk 
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Shannen Doherty and Crohn’s Disease

Sometimes when you’re living with inflammatory bowel disease, it can feel like you’re suffering all alone. Some people feel ashamed of their condition and feel the need to hide it from others. The good news, however is that you’re not alone. In fact, millions of people suffer from the same condition. One of the most 
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Is There a Link Between Stress, Exercise and Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intestinal disease that can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract, ranging from the mouth to the anus. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), which both present unique symptoms and require different treatments. In a recent study, mice suffering from colitis 
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More Children Being Hospitalized for IBD – What Parents Should Know 

There has been a dramatic increase in hospitalization of U.S. children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. The study, which examined more than 11 million hospitalization records of patients 20-years-old and younger over the past decade, found that there was a 65 percent increase in 
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How Surgery for Crohn’s Disease Changed One Man’s Life

Ryan Stevens, a former college swimmer, lost 65 pounds when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. After experiencing life-threatening symptoms from the disease and receiving no relief from conservative methods of treatment, Stevens decided to undergo surgery for Crohn’s disease. After his colectomy, in which he had five feet of his colon removed, and two 
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Don’t Let IBD Run Your Life – Get Treated Today

Summer means vacations, barbeques, parties – basically a lot of social gatherings involving food. This should be a joyous thing, but if you’re one of the many people who suffer from IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), it can mean a lot of stress and worrying. Don’t let IBD get in the way of your fun this 
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Tips for Managing an IBD Flare-up

Even with the proper medical treatment, individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will experience occasional flare-ups. During an IBD flare-up, the disease becomes active and the characteristic symptoms of IBD, such as abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and urgent bowel movements can resume or intensify. The primary goal of treatment for IBD is to increase the amount 
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Youth with IBD are Particularly Susceptible to Vitamin D Deficiency

Of the estimated 1.4 million people in the United States living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), about 10% are children. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, this population commonly requires medical treatment to replete crucial vitamin D levels. Dietary supplements are typically prescribed for patients with IBD 
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