Meet the Dog Who’s a Weapon Against IBD

Jenn White has a secret weapon for coping with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - A French bulldog-Boston terrier mix, named after a rock legend: Jagger. Jagger is more than Jenn’s emotional support animal, he’s a kindred spirit who also suffers … [Read more...]

Good Medicine and Perseverance: A Winning Strategy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Playing competitive soccer for most of her 26 years, Dani Foxhoven knows something about pain. Bumps and bruises are routine; rolled ankles are hardly unique. In high school, Dani made a slide tackle to block a shot, the ball fracturing her femur … [Read more...]

What Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

 By Michael Chiorean, MD ** Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While the cause of IBD is unknown, there are a number of hypotheses trying to explain an association between changes … [Read more...]

Why is Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the Rise?

By Michael Chiorean, MD ** There are more than 1 million people affected with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the United States -- about equally distributed between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. However, the IBD “map” has changed … [Read more...]