Tag "crohn’s disease"

You don’t have to avoid vacationing just because your child has Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.  To help families prepare, our IBD team put this checklist together to help families when traveling abroad or here in the US. Maintaining your child’s › Continue Reading

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 15, but I didn’t let that stop me from chasing my dreams of playing collegiate soccer. After diagnosis, I continued to participate in sports and other physical activities just like › Continue Reading

What do all three of these people have in common? Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower American pop singer Anastacia Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance, Jr. The surprising link between the three people listed above is that they all › Continue Reading

Making decisions about college can be overwhelming for anyone. But if you have a chronic illness like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, it can be particularly stressful. To help you prepare, our inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) team put together this › Continue Reading

Lately our patients have been asking us more questions about supplemental or alternative IBD diets related to the management of the disease. Because of this uptick, I thought it might be helpful for families to read about the role alternative IBD › Continue Reading

When your child receives a diagnosis of IBD, or inflammatory bowel disease, it can be earth shattering in many ways. It’s a frustrating condition to manage and can impact your child’s and family’s quality of life. While medications to treat IBD › Continue Reading

Doctors can have a hard time evaluating the pelvis. This is because its internal structures are deep and difficult to fully examine. When children have pain or other symptoms in the pelvis, doctors will often ask radiologists to help them figure out what is causing › Continue Reading

Ten years ago, it was starting to become clear that my 12-year-old son was not well. At first I’d assumed his string of occasional fevers and complaints of stomach pain were just everyday viruses. However, I soon realized he was › Continue Reading

Go to Disney World or not. Noah Kennedy had a decision to make. Take a week off to vacation with his family at the happiest place on earth, or stay back and keep the commitments he’d made at home. It › Continue Reading

As both a pediatric surgeon and a researcher, I have dedicated my career to caring for and investigating potential therapies for patients with intestinal failure. Even though we have been studying the human intestine for decades, there is so much › Continue Reading

My name is Alex Jofriet. I am a college student. I live in Ohio. I am a patient mentor at Cincinnati Children’s because I have Crohn’s disease. Thus my area of expertise: patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A › Continue Reading

When Alex Jofriet was nine years old, his weight dropped to 50 pounds. At first his parents thought he was simply a picky eater, but he was sick and in pain all of the time. Doctors ultimately diagnosed him with › Continue Reading