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  • Aug 04 2011

    Top 10 Reasons to Attend an IBD Support Group Meeting

    There is much benefit to interacting with others in your coping and healing process… 10. Meet other people with digestive illness. 9. Hear about how others cope with your same challenges. 8. Learn food diary techniques. 7. Share ...

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  • May 26 2011

    Colitis and Cigarettes: Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a three-part story of colitis and cigarettes.Last month marked my anniversary of quitting smoking. The date came and went without my noticing until a few days after. I must admit I feel very fortunate to get to this point, when...

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  • May 09 2011

    The King Has Spoken

    film still from "The King's Speech"This weekend I finally made time to watch The King’s Speech. While the life of royalty may be far from what I could normally identify with, this film effectively drew me in—not as a spectator (as is ...

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  • Apr 04 2011

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pill-Poppers

    Managing Medications Part VTo conclude this series we will explore what I consider to be the most critical of all the medication management topics: remembering to take your meds. It’s all about reminders—remembering to carry and take meds, r...

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  • Mar 21 2011

    Managing Medications Part IV: Popper Tools

    Continuing our exploration of how to manage all those crazy pills and refills and pharmacy trips, and whatever else—or helping your child or loved one deal with this process—I’d like to introduce a number of tools I’ve used and witnessed that m...

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  • Mar 10 2011

    Managing Medications Part I: Pharmaceutical Buffet

    It’s become a Sunday tradition… I haul out my stash of prescriptions from the shelf, sit down at my desk, and assemble the week’s pharmaceutical buffet. It’s a less-than-tasty assortment of IBD meds, sinus treatments, vitamins, and a handful of...

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About the Author

Andrew Tubesing is an acclaimed advocate and humorist on the subject of inflammatory bowel disease.