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My Sister’s Gutsy Journey: Raising Awareness for World IBD Day

More than 40 countries around the world will come together tomorrow to help raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in honor of World IBD Day. Celebrated annually on May 19, this year’s efforts focus on a global video movement that encourages those affected by IBD to share their journey in short videos with the theme, “United We Stand.”

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Chronic Illnesses and Loneliness (And How to Keep It at Bay)

Illness doesn’t exactly lend itself to socializing. Think about it for a moment: How often do you put being sick and hanging out in the same context? Being sick is unpleasant. Being around the sick is also unpleasant, both because they are sick and because the well person suffers too. They worry, they wonder, they adjust their own […]

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