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Swimmer Kathleen Baker Overcomes Crohn's Disease to Become an Olympian

From nytimes.com

She learned of her diagnosis by accident. Feeling too ill to sit in class, Baker had sought refuge in the office of her father, then the head of the lower school at Forsyth Country Day, where she was a student. "This is so bad, one of the worst stories ever,"…

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over 2 years
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Q&A: Turning lactose intolerant

From heraldtribune.com

Q: What would cause someone to become lactose-intolerant later in life? A: Lactose intolerance isn't a true allergy, and it can develop at any age. In some people, lactose intolerance may be triggered by another medical condition, such as Crohn's disease. In others, it develops without a specific underlying cause.

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over 2 years
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Woman's Facebook post on reality of Crohn's disease goes viral

From foxnews.com

A 19-year-old who spoke out about her battle with Crohn's disease to raise awareness of invisible illnesses has gone viral after she shared photos of her scars and ileostomy bag. Aimee Rouski, who was diagnosed with Crohn's at 15, has undergone three major surgeries and has had long hospital stays.

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almost 3 years
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How a diagnosis of Crohn's disease changed me at 23

From dallasnews.com

A friend once told me, "You're invincible when you're 23." A thought I shrugged off at the time, but it came rushing back when, weeks after my 23rd birthday, I became sick and then sicker.

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almost 3 years
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How to Live in the Moment with a Chronic Illness.

From elephantjournal.com

get elephant's newsletter This all sounds like fun, until the idea is no longer a suggestion but an imposed requirement. But not knowing what tomorrow brings, and being forced to live in the moment, are extremely scary things to deal with when we have chronic illness.

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over 2 years
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Six New Medical Technologies Worth Watching

From wsj.com

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big impact on medicine in coming years. Engineered blood vessels Humacyte Inc., a Morrisville, N.C., startup, is notching big advances in growing human tissue in labs that can…

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What You Need To Know About FDA's New Nutrition Facts Label

From everydayhealth.com

It may have taken 20 years, but there's a new label (eventually) coming to a package near you! Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Nutrition Facts panel on the back of our food packages will be getting a major makeover.

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almost 3 years
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What Exactly Does "Good" Bacteria Do?

From greatist.com

You want to hear about a messed-up study? Of course you do. Here's how scientists measure the will to live: Separate a young rat from his mother, throw him in a pool of water with no exit, and see how long it takes him to stop optimistically swimming in circles…

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almost 3 years
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Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Don't Mean the End for Athletes

From huffingtonpost.com

Professional athletes represent the epitome of health and fitness. I mean, when you hear the names of people like Eli Manning, Derek Jeter, Mia Hamm, Serena and Venus Williams, Michael Jordan, and Chris Kreider, you picture individuals who possess strength and endurance, motivation, determination, and many more physical and emotional…

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almost 3 years
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