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We love our snacks. Unfortunately, not all snacks are your friends — especially when you have GI issues. Wanting to avoid flare-ups can make finding your perfect mid-day snack quite difficult. Luckily, there are GI-friendly options out there such as a green smoothie, peanut butter balls, and a yogurt parfait. Read more about these and…

6’8’’ former Loyola basketball player, Nick DiNardi, continues to inspire others. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 11 yrs old, he thought his life was over. He never could have imagined he would not only go on to play D-1 college basketball, but would dedicate his life to helping others suffering the same painful…

On April 3rd, five young researchers presented their grant proposals to GIRF’s Associates Board for projects ranging from using an app to improve patient compliance for colonoscopies to basic research using cutting edge technologies to identify pathogens. The Associates Board members were so impressed with all the proposals that they approved all the projects, awarding…

By: David T. Rubin, MD My colleagues and I are open-minded about new options and humbled by the complexity of the diseases that we face in our field and, while we champion the successes we have achieved with new therapies and the ability to substantially improve the quality of life of many of our patients,…

By: Anna Gomberg, Administrative Director, IBD Center Children and teenagers with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis usually count on their parents to support them with the many aspects of living with a chronic disease: making appointments, keeping track of medications, and knowing when to call their doctor. But how do young patients learn to take…

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