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science and research into the ulcerative colitis, or gastrointestinal world.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Annual Conference Follow Up

Hey UC’ers, Big thanks to Berklia for sending over the email below which contains several links to nearly the whole program for those of you who could not attend.  Thank you so much Berklia for the colitis related information.  It is very much appreciated especially since so many people just don’t have the opportunity to […]

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Why is UC So Rare in Japan?

Intro: Japan has the lowest cases of people who suffer with UC, could this be all about the diet they eat or the foods they buy? In my story I talk about a plant called Stevia rebaudiana that has been used in Japan since 1971 in foods and drinks (including coca cola) and how it […]

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Your Chances of Infection from Anti-TNF Treatments

Anti-TNF medications (humira, remicade, cimzia, Simponi for example) are the fastest growing treatment options (and most profitable for drug companies for treating our disease). You as a UC patient should for sure be familiar with what to expect in terms of potential outcomes and side effects on a range of things before getting started, or […]

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Can Stressful Life Events Cause Colitis Flares?

If you’re Hiroshi, Masaki, Yoshitaka, and a bunch of others from Japan who completed some research that was published in February of 2013…I’m pretty sure that you’re answer is going to be a big fat, “YES! Life events can indeed cause/induce colitis flares”. So once again, I was spending time reading through PubMed and another […]

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Epithelial Surfaces

Epithelial Surfaces

What up Colitis Folks! The time has come, we need to get down to some basics with our Immune System. Epithelial Surfaces What a strange looking/sounding set of words.  Almost sounds like a part of an insect’s antennae right?  Truth is, we all have these things, and a crapload of them.  Even if you don’t […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)