Dr. David Rubin MD

COVID-19 Vaccine Thoughts from a World Class IBD Doctor

The time is getting close with regards to several different vaccines being ready for the general public to help combat COVID-19. For those of us living with ulcerative colitis, it is once again a crossroads of tons of information, decisions we need to make, and trust in ourselves and the healthcare system. Not an easy time, but we have all been here many times before(well…minus… Read More »COVID-19 Vaccine Thoughts from a World Class IBD Doctor

Karen’s Severe Flare Story

I am 75 and diagnosed with UC in 2015 which I think was caused by months of antibiotics for infection after surgery. Current Symptoms: Bloody watery diarrhea with little stool,cramping,bloating and urgency. Awful fatigue and weakness and lightheadedness Karen’s Story: I am currently in a bad flare which has been going on for months. I am losing a lot of blood and watery stools. I… Read More »Karen’s Severe Flare Story

Ulcerative Colitis medications and COVID-19

How COVID-19 Interacts with Ulcerative Colitis (Who has 1st Hand Experience?)

What should we all be making of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and our respective IBD/ ulcerative colitis? I most definitely do not have all the answers to that tall question. But, together, I’m sure we can come up with some useful ideas. The graph listed above I found earlier while searching on PubMed for some recent studies involving IBD and Ulcerative Colitis and the Covid19… Read More »How COVID-19 Interacts with Ulcerative Colitis (Who has 1st Hand Experience?)

Quick Update, thanks for asking Julie, you are too sweet, plus a Water tip

This was a quick story in the form of a video mainly about the idea of adding more water than usual to my daily routine the past few months and how I think it has definitely made a positive impact on my life and general health.  The goal is that others should be able to give this a try without too much hassel if you… Read More »Quick Update, thanks for asking Julie, you are too sweet, plus a Water tip