How to Cope With Your IBD at Work

Managing a job can be a challenge for people with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Use these tips to navigate your way at work and come out ahead.

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Signs That Your Child Might Have Crohn’s Disease

If your child has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, you most likely — and understandably– have many questions and concerns. To navigate through this disease, it’s important that you know exactly what this autoimmune disorder is.

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

A Facebook post by aspiring model Bethany Townsend, 23, went viral in June, when Ms. Townsend posted a picture of herself in a bikini that revealed her toned body — and her colostomy bags. She has worn them since 2010 to help manage her Crohn’s disease. Townsend’s shame-free attitude about needing to wear colostomy bags is exactly what colorectal … Read More

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Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More