Aug 25 2011
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...
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...
Aug 15 2011
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aug 01 2011
Ostomy Awareness Day
The United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) marked the second annual Ostomy Awareness day on Sunday, July 31. Aimed to raise awareness and provide support, the UOAA is encouraging patients to speak out and help others understand ostomies. ...
Jul 25 2011
U2 in Concert, Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson (CC BY-SA 2.0).This weekend a rather interesting event resulted in the convergence of many pieces of my past. In the city where I just moved to, not far from where I grew up and went to college, ...
Jul 21 2011
Beat the Heat
With many states and localities issuing heat advisories, I’ve been hearing from lots of people about the effects of this weather we’re experiencing—not just hot temperatures but unusually high humidity as well. With dew points in the 80s, the M...
Jul 19 2011
CCFA Partners: Research by the People, for the People
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America has recently announced a new ground-breaking research initiative and invites IBD patients to participate. The CCFA Partners project, which collects information directly from participants in an onlin...