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  • Sep 19 2011

    Dear John

    Dear Restroom Designer/Installer/Manager: I’ve said it before, but apparently I have to say it again… If there are shreds of toilet paper all over the floor in the toilet stalls, it means your dispensers suck, or the paper is to...

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  • Sep 15 2011

    Underwear: A Brief History

    Having patented a wide variety of fabrics, sewing machines and other equipment, George D. Munsing was an accomplished turn-of-the-century inventor and businessman. But perhaps his best-known contribution to the industrial revolution was his pio...

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  • Sep 12 2011

    Lactose Lucidity: Latte Lento

    Over time, we learn to adapt to the special package of hardships and limitations we encounter in the journey through chronic illness. But I’ve had a reminder lately that things can (and do) evolve in both directions. Early on in my IBD histo...

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  • Aug 29 2011

    Adventure (un)Bound?

    After spending a week traveling around Alaska, I am amazed by its size and beauty. Spectacular sights lie around every corner, no matter where you go. But I am even more impressed by Alaska’s people and its culture of independence. While there ...

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  • Aug 25 2011

    Outback Outhouse

    Visiting Alaska is as much a conundrum as an adventure. People here live amongst an odd mix of pioneer originality and mainland modernity. Age-old traditions of seafaring and the rugged outdoors, of hand-hewn lumber and hand-tied fish nets, sta...

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  • Aug 22 2011

    A Doctor’s Note

    As a patient of a chronic illness, it’s likely that you’ve faced some difficult burdens. Sure, the regular challenges of the disease are there, but sometimes the subsequent logistical hassles can also be quite cumbersome and intimidating. Ev...

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  • Aug 15 2011

    Porta-Potty Polonaise

    Summer is the time of festivals. Since moving to a larger city, there’s so much to do that I have had to learn to say no, a lot. But my recreation calendar is still ridiculously busy. In fact, I think I’ve been to more festivals this summer tha...

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  • Aug 11 2011

    Camp Oasis Revisited

    Last week I had another opportunity to visit Camp Oasis. Organized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), these camps offer a unique experience for kids who otherwise might not be able to attend a traditional camp. Equipped ...

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  • Aug 08 2011

    IBD Week Senate Resolution

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) recently introduced a resolution to support the establishment of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week from December 1st to 7th, 2011. Senate Resolution 199 states the following goals: To invite and ...

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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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About the Author

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