Posts tagged ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’

It’s New York’s Turn to Pass the Restroom Access Act

Last year, Massachusetts became the 13th state to enact the Restroom Access Act, joining the ranks of Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington. As I wrote previously, the Restroom Access Act requires retail establishments to allow  people with certain medical conditions (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) access to their employee only restrooms if a public one isn’t available.

Several other states are starting to look at enacting the Restroom Access Act, including New York. It’s about time!

The New York bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and referred to the Assembly Health Committee. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made any movement in that committee since it was referred there in February.

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March 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm 3 comments

Caring for Crohn’s Interviews Oak Park Behavioral Medicine

I recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Tiffany Taft and Stephanie Horgan of Oak Park Behavioral Medicine some questions for Caring for Crohn’s and I am very excited to share the interview with everyone.

From L to R, Dr. Tiffany Taft & Stephanie Horgan

From L to R, Dr. Tiffany Taft & Stephanie Horgan

Oak Park Behavioral Medicine, located in Oak Park, Illinois, specializes in working with adults and children living with chronic medical illnesses. Dr. Taft and Stephanie are experts in the psychology of digestive illnesses, including IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Eosinophilic GI diseases, but also treat patients with other chronic illnesses.

What’s even more unique about this practice aside from the focus on treating patients with chronic illness is that both Dr. Taft and Stephanie are fellow Crohnies!

Read on to hear about their practice and how they help improve the psychological health of IBDers.

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January 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

IBS v. IBD: the great intestinal debate

There is no worse feeling than someone telling you that they know what you are going through because they have IBS. Sadly, not many people realize that there is a significant difference between IBS and IBD. I know this firsthand because I have IBS while Dan has IBD. Below I explain the two illnesses and the differences between the two.

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December 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm 3 comments


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