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Holden is one of these kids whose parents are brave enough to take a risk both for his own benefit and for the children outside of clinical trials who nevertheless might need the drug in development. Holden is fighting Crohn’s disease - a kind of inflammatory bowel disease, which causes abdominal pain, severe, sometimes bloody diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition.…

Being diagnosed with a life-long chronic disease can be emotionally overwhelming. Amidst all the confusion, anxiety, shock, and denial one question persists - “What will my life look like now?”. Whether you have Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis, an IBD requires some diet and lifestyle changes, regular monitoring, finding the right treatment for you and learning to live with at least…

In his book “The Art of Loving” social philosopher Erich Fromm says that the only way to overcome loneliness and isolation is to form a genuine connection with another person, one which is based on openly sharing our deepest emotional truths with each other. We’ve noticed that loneliness and isolation are huge themes in the IBD community, as is depression.…

“I tried everything, I really did. I even tried this new treatment that I got in Spain because it wasn’t yet available here”, one of our team members’ close friends said about his Crohn’s disease progression. “It was supposed to do miracles but it didn’t work on me at all. I got so anxious, I began provoking my flare-ups in…

We love giving you the good news about novel medical approaches, breakthroughs, promising treatments in development and clinical trials that seem to be on the way to finding better solutions. We love doing this because we’re passionate about the world of possibilities that research opens the doors to, we love doing this because it gives all of us hope that…

For a long time now there has been an ongoing debate about how the course of development of ulcerative colitis is or isn’t related to diet. And while researchers widely agree that ulcerative colitis (and other IBDs for that matter) is not directly caused by our diet, there are still differences of opinion backed up by research about how different…

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