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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Video Series

What Is IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis? (3:53)


Dr. Dennis Christie explains the different types of inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. He answers common questions parents ask, including how the right treatment can help kids back to their normal activities.

Nutrition Tips for Kids with IBD (1:58)


A balanced diet can help manage your child’s IBD symptoms. Dr. David Suskind explains how each child’s nutritional needs – and “problem foods” -- are unique. Creating a diet that works for your child plays an important role in treatment.

SCDelicious: Maddie's Banana Cake (5:13)

Food on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) can be SC-Delicious! Dr. David Suskind steps into the kitchen with patient Maddie to learn her recipes for SCD-compliant banana cake. Learn how to make this tasty treat at home!

SCDelicious: Avi's Cheesy Crackers and Dip (6:15)

Food on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) can be SC-Delicious! Dr. David Suskind steps into the kitchen with patient Avi to learn his recipes for SCD-compliant cheesy crackers and cauliflower tahini dip. Learn how to make this tasty snack at home!

Treating Crohn’s Disease Without Medication (1:53)


Treatment for IBD does not always require medicine or steroids. Dr. David Suskind discusses how formula-based nutrition therapy (exclusive enteral nutrition, or EEN) can bring remission without medication.

Coping with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis at School (6:38)


When your child has Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, a normal school day can be difficult and challenging. Seattle Children’s nurse Teresa Wachs shares how you can advocate for your child.

Side Effects of Treating Your Child’s IBD with Steroids (2:54)


Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh, director of Seattle Children's IBD Center, discusses the downsides of treatment with steroids.

Treating Isolated Lower Small Intestine Crohn’s (2:52)


Crohn’s disease can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. In some patients, the inflammation is limited to the last part of the small intestine. Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh shows how inflammation in this area requires specialized treatment.

Medications to Treat Your Child’s IBD Without Steroid Use (2:47)


Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh discusses 3 treatment strategies that avoid repeated use of steroids and promote healing.

When Your Student Has Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (11:05)


Learn what IBD is and how it affects kids in and out of the classroom. Teresa Wachs, RN, gives helpful tips on what to expect and how to help kids succeed. This video is for teachers, coaches, principals and school staff.

The Psychological Impact of IBD in Children (3:18)


Dr. Carin Cunningham, a psychologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal diseases like IBD, offers insights into the emotional and psychological toll IBD can take. Families affected by IBD share how they have learned to better deal with their child's illness.


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