Information You Need
Useful Links about IBD
- GI Kids (NASPGHAN patient education website)
Useful Videos about IBD
Other Useful Information
- Better than a Spoonful of Sugar- How to swallow pills:
Bonnie Kaplan and her students in the Behavioural Research Unit / Dept
of Paediatrics at Alberta Children's Hospital have worked with hundreds
of children and adults to develop a new way to learn how to swallow
pills.Their method, based on head posture, is helping children who have
difficulty swallowing their medication.
- How to collect a "Poop" Sample! :
Oh no - your doctor has asked you to bring in a "stool" or "poop"
sample. This video will help you get it done easily (and if you think
about the sample in the video, it may even help you chuckle when you are
doing your own!). It's really not that bad!
The book "Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" is an educational resource for parents of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It was written by expert specialists in pediatric IBD who are members of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Dr. Mack, Director of the CHEO IBD Centre, is a contributing author to this book. It is designed to help families understand what is happening or might happen to their child when he or she has been diagnosed with this chronic intestinal condition.
The family of every child diagnosed with IBD at the CHEO IBD Centre is given a copy of this book to take home thanks to a generous donation and continued support by the IBD Foundation.