Today is the start of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, which runs from December 1st-7th. There are around 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone with a form of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) known as the ‘invisible illness.’ Join us this week to increase understanding and spread more awareness of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and those impacted by these diseases.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel and the beginning of the colon. However, it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Some symptoms are the urgent need to move bowels, abdominal cramps and pain, constipation, and more. Crohn’s is more common among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine (colon). The lining of the colon becomes inflamed and can develop tiny open sores or ulcers, that produce pus and mucus. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.
What is the difference between Crohn’s and Colitis?
Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but ulcerative colitis only affects the colon. While Crohn’s disease can affect all layers of the bowel wall, ulcerative colitis only affects the lining of the colon.
How We Can Help:
While IBD patients may look healthy, internally they may be suffering and there is no one-size-fits-all Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Read about our 2016 Scrub Superstar, Ziky’s experience with Crohn’s disease.
Wear purple scrubs to support a friend, family member, or loved one with the disease. Comment below and share with us how you’re giving back to important causes this holiday season.
Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season and we are counting down the days! While we’re all excited about decorating, shopping, getting cozy by the fire, and sipping seasonal coffee drinks… the work must go on. Don’t let scrubs stop you from spreading your holiday cheer, we’ve got a flurry of festive winter prints to choose from! Plus, UA Prints are up to 60% off during our Black Friday Sale Event!
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Yup, it’s that time of year again, where the turkey and mustaches are in abundance. Movember is a month long campaign where men all around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness for important men’s health issues.
On average, men die an average of six years earlier than women, Movember aims to combat these issues through fundraising, awareness, and research into the various causes. According to Movember, both testicular and prostate cancer rates are on the rise. Additionally, men account for a disproportionate 75% of suicides.
“Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent,” (Movember, Our Cause). The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by the year 2030.
To all of our incredible male caregivers, check out our newest collection, Advantage for Men’s scrubs. Two new styles with four different color options. Tailored for men, with comfortable, stretchy fabric and plenty of pockets to store all of your essential tools, and pair perfectly with a mustache!
If you’re looking to contribute to the cause, join the movement, or make a charitable donation, please visit Movember.