Stories About

Crohn’s Disease

Girl’s Got Guts

After her diagnosis with Crohn's and IBD, Tina Aswani Omprakash started blogging to help others cope with their illness with humor and gratitude.

Ask Ada: When Is It Too Soon To Worry About My Children Being Depressed?

Plus: how to shut people down when they ask inappropriate questions about your condition.

When Getting Sick Is What Teaches You How To Be Healthy

These lessons in self-care are what arthritis and Crohn's disease have taught me.

Community Roundup: How Often Do You Think About A Cure?

When you have a condition, the prospect of a cure can inspire hope, but that hope can also sometimes get in the way of recovery. So how should you think about it?

The Researcher Who Planned His Own Surgery in Virtual Reality

When professor Larry Smarr discovered he had Crohn's Disease, he tackled it the only way he knew how: with technology.

What Cats Can Teach Us About Living Life When You’re Sick

Cat behaviorist Aimee Malpass, who has Crohn's Disease, says that cats are the kings and queens of mindful living. They should inspire us all.

How To Have Great Vacations When You’re Chronically Ill

Because let's face it: people who are dealing with a health condition probably deserve a good vacation more than anyone.

How Crohn’s and Depression Pushed This Man Into Law School

After chronic illness caused him to spiral into depression, JD Ward is studying to help people like him from falling between the system's cracks.

Putting A Funny Face On Crohn’s Disease

Samantha Irby has made a career out of being witty about the unmentionable: what happens when you have problems on the toilet.

From AIDS to Zika, New Books Teach Kids About Conditions

Whether Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, or childhood depression, a growing number of children books feature diseases and ailments as their subjects.

Feminism, Weight Lifting, and Crohn’s Disease

Two years ago, Kate Montgomery was ashamed of her looks and could barely get out of bed. Now, she's the strongest and sexiest badass at the gym.

The Kid Who Couldn’t Eat

A year without eating only made John Capecelatro a better chef... and a better friend.