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Camping with Crohn’s: What Could Go Wrong?

Later this week, I will be gathering my wits and a few meager resources, and heading off into the wilderness to test my mettle against both the elements and a complete lack of WiFi. Normally, going camping wouldn't phase me. I was a Girl Guide for fifteen years. I...

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Kathleen Baker Is Making Me Look Bad

Kathleen Baker is making me look bad. She’s nineteen, she’s a public health major at the University of California, and she just won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. I didn’t care about the Olympic Games until I heard about Kathleen. Nothing deflates...

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De Novo Crohn’s: Say What?

I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. More specifically, my doctor believes I have de novo Crohn’s disease. So what exactly does that mean? I’d never heard of it, and I’ve had IBD for years. It turns out that de novo Crohn’s is Crohn's disease of your ileal...

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AW Cross was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2009, and since then has run the gamut of IBD from ileostomy to j-pouch before being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2016. Intended to be humorous-but-pragmatic guides, her “Quick and Dirty Tips for Surviving” series was written as a response to her personal experience with her condition and what she felt was a lack of positive and practical day-to-day advice for patients.




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