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One in 150 Canadians have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which represents the highest rate in the world. This means approximately 233,000 Canadians are struggling to manage the devastating effects of the two most common forms of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Imagine if you were sick but people didn't believe you. Imagine you had to describe symptoms you'd rather keep private - like bloody diarrhea, excruciating abdominal pain, anxiety and fatigue - in ord...
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We cannot allow PharmaCare to force any of the 25,000 British Columbians living with Crohn's or colitis to give up a treatment that's working well in exchange for a lower cost alternative. This is a possibility in the province and a worrying prospect for people who have finally found stability.
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All around the globe individuals and organizations shared facts about IBD and pledged their support to help find a cure. Until the cure is upon us, there is still much work to be done right now for IBD patients living in Canada, the country with the highest prevalence of the disease in the world.
Dylan's chronic condition comes from an abnormal response from his body's immune system. It causes excruciating pain, with frequent trips to the washroom creating great embarrassment. In practical terms, it has influenced every aspect of his life, leading him to quit hockey, miss field trips, and decline invites to social outings.
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There may be a point in our life when we approach the stop sign of mortality at the same intersection of humanity and friendship. As my husband and I recently found out, this conjoined incidence can h...
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There is nothing more frustrating being told, "It's all in your head." It's not true, and yet it's also kinda true. Consider this: given what we are learning about the pathway between the digestive tract and the brain, how do we know what came first, the chicken or the egg?
You’ve probably heard of IBS, but do you really know what it is? Some of the mystery and confusion around the condition comes from the fact that we don’t really know what causes it, and that symptoms...
At the end of my first year in the OHL, I was drafted in the first round in the National Hockey League (NHL) draft, eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Years before all of that, at the age of 15, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I was determined to not let ulcerative colitis stop me from realizing my dream of becoming a professional hockey player.
Fecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.