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As the nation’s leading source for educational information for Crohn’s and Colitis patients and professionals, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America maintains an extensive collection of resources for people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other information on the inflammatory bowel diseases.

With so many valuable resources covering a range of topics, we’ve put together a set of search tools to help you find the content you need. You can search our resources by keyword in the search box below, or find information by disease, topic, audience, page type, posting date, and even by language.

Below you’ll find our most recent publications, as well as a selection of five recommended resources everyone can benefit from.

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  • FAQ: Health Care Reform


    (in Finances, Patient Rights, Health Insurance)

    On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This document provides answers to key questions about the new health care reform and how it may affect patients and caregivers.

  • Short Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease


    (in Complications, Treatments)

    Short Bowel Syndrome (sometimes referred to as SBS) is a disorder that affects people who
    have had large portions of their small intestine surgically removed as a result of a digestive
    illness, such as Crohn’s disease. Learn more about its causes and treatments.

  • Diet and IBD


    (in Diet & Nutrition)

    Once you develop IBD, paying special attention to what you eat may go a long way toward reducing symptoms and promoting healing. In this article, we answer some common questions patients living with IBD may have regarding your diet.

  • Liver Disease and IBD


    (in Complications)

    Several complications of IBD are related to the liver and the biliary system. The liver may develop active inflammation, which usually subsides with appropriate treatment of IBD. Learn more about Liver Disease and IBD in this important fact sheet.

  • Intestinal Complications


    (in Complications)

    Some intestinal complications of IBD occur in both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Intestinal complications of IBD tend to occur when there is intestinal inflammation. Learn more about these complication and what you should do in this fact sheet

  • An Introduction to Clinical Trials: Patients Take Part in Searching for the Cure


    (in Treatments)

    Thinking about participating in a clinical trial? It is best to understand the drug development process before you begin. Learn about the purpose and how to choose a clinical trial in this important information.

  • Finding a Specialist or Treatment Center


    (in Coping & Support)

    You’ve been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Learning all that you can about your condition and understanding your options and prospects will help you navigate the healthcare decision-making process.

  • Applying for Social Security Benefits: Is Your Condition Found In the List of Disabling Impairments?


    (in Finances)

    The Social Security Administration's "Handbook for Physicians" contains a "Listing of Impairments" for each major body system (e.g. digestive system). The listings for inflammatory bowel disease are published in the handbook. This information is important to have if you are considering filing for disability.

  • Antibiotics


    (in Flares, Medication, Symptom Management, Treatments)

    Antibiotics are effective as long-term therapy in some people with IBD, particularly Crohn's disease patients. This section provides information on antibiotic drugs including the different types, delivery, possible side effects, drug interactions, and special considerations.

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