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August 17, 2020

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

If you have inflammatory bowel disease, most of your treatment has likely been focused on caring for your body. But what about caring for your mind?

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June 29, 2020

3 Tips to Help You Balance Work and IBD

Do you dread going to work because of your IBD? Maybe you are sick of making up excuses for missing work due to a flare. Or perhaps you are worried that if you leave early for one more “dentist appointment” (that is actually a gastroenterologist appointment), then you are going to get fired.

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August 16, 2020

Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), you are likely willing to think outside the box to help manage your condition.

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July 9, 2020

How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

Does talking about sexual health make you uncomfortable? For many women, discussions about sexual health start and end with 8th grade health class.

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June 23, 2020

Menopause and IBD: What a Gastroenterologist Wants You to Know

In this article Dawn B. Borromeo Beaulieu, MD, a gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, shares with us the facts about menopause that every woman with IBD needs to know.

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June 8, 2020

What Women with IBD Need to Know About Contraception

In this article we will cover what women with IBD need to know when choosing contraception. We’ve enlisted the help of Sara N. Horst, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to break down the science and provide actionable tips to help you make the right choice.

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May 13, 2020

IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

Sara N. Horst, M.D., M.P.H, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provided the following insight for IBD patients and their caregivers. Dr. Horst is a gastroenterologist who specializes in the care of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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May 29, 2020

Is Your IBD Messing with Your Periods? A Gastroenterologist Says YES

If you’re a woman living with IBD, it’s important for women to also understand the effect IBD can have on the menstrual cycle. Many women think that their gastroenterologists do not want or need to hear about their periods, but this could not be further from the truth!

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