Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Discussing the latest advances in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

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March 5th, 2016

Lifestyle and Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic News Network  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which consists of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be a frustrating diagnosis to deal with. In general, there is no clear evidence that one trigger alone causes problems. Therefore, there is no particular food, diet or lifestyle that causes, prevents […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Mayo Clinic Health System, Sebastian Strobel, ulcerative colitis


February 29th, 2016

Another Reason for Teens to Eat Their Vegetables

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) present day-to-day as well as long-term challenges for the adolescent patient. Based upon a study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Dr. Laura Raffals offers insights into the association between teenagers’ diet and the risk of developing IBD. Researchers categorized the diet into two groups: Prudent […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Laura Raffals, teenagers, ulcerative colitis


October 31st, 2014

Patient Story: Scott Hennen on Ulcerative Colitis and Mayo Clinic

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Story originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. Scott Hennen, a radio talk show host from Fargo, ND, had surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove his colon, which had developed several sites with precancerous cells related to his ulcerative colitis, which was first diagnosed in 1997. Scott had previously described his reasons for being public about […]

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Tags: patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic, ulcerative colitis


October 24th, 2014

Ann Strom’s Patient Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. As a 14-year-old, Ann Strom understandably had knots in her stomach about starting her freshman year of high school. These knots, however, did not go away. Following several weeks of abdominal pain, Strom and her parents began to suspect that her upset stomach was more than the result of […]

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September 25th, 2014

Patient Story: Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have another, and I thought the […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, patient story, pregnancy, Sharing Mayo Clinic, Sunanda Kane


May 2nd, 2014

Brandon Street’s Patient Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic and the Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication. At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 200 pounds, Brandon Street could easily be described as “big.” In high school, his nickname was “The Big Street.” When this active young man who enjoyed playing sports began to have irregular and […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, Sharing Mayo Clinic


April 9th, 2014

The Kirsteins’ Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Previously posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. Sam and Laura Kirstein first met in college where they both were runners on the school’s athletic teams. They had one other thing in common: both had been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sam had ulcerative colitis; Laura had Crohn’s disease. And for both, IBD soon halted their […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, ileoanal anastomosis, patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic, ulcerative colitis


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