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IVX Health provides providers and patients with new information about their condition, how to prepare for their first infusion, tips from others in their community and more.

Our Favorite Knoxville, TN Restaurants for Patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Many East Tennessee patients with complex chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis make the journey to into a larger city such as Knoxville, Chattanooga or Morristown regularly to receive biologic infusions. These infusions are typically given every 4-8 weeks, which means that patients not only spend more time in the car, but they often need to find dining options for breakfast, lunch or dinner before or after their infusion.

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What to Expect When You’re Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness like Crohn’s disease can be life-changing – in ways that are often both difficult to swallow but also a relief when finally receiving a concrete diagnosis and therapy plan.  Read on to learn what you can expect when you receive your diagnosis.

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Infusion Site of Care

COVID-19 has amplified patient expectations about the quality and safety of care, particularly for the growing number of patients with autoimmune diseases. New provider alternatives for ongoing infusion and injection therapy are reshaping how and where specialized care is delivered.

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Activities to Beat Winter RA Symptoms

Winter can be a tough time for people with rheumatoid arthritis. The cold weather can make joints feel stiff, so it can be tempting to stay put inside all season. Whether or not you are on a biologic like Remicade, Entyvio or Orencia to treat your rheumatoid arthritis, the truth is that lack of movement can make your symptoms worse, so it’s important to make moving your body a priority, especially during the winter months.

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Our Favorite Recipes for an IBD Friendly Thanksgiving

There’s so many traditions to look forward to when the Thanksgiving holiday rolls around – from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the traditional dinner feast to endless hours of football. However, if you’re one of the many people living with IBD, traditional Thanksgiving foods might be the tradition you look forward to the least.

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Living Well with Psoriasis

October 29th is World Psoriasis Day — an annual day dedicated to raising awareness for the people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In the US alone, it’s estimated that over 8 million people live with psoriasis.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Yoga: How It Can Help

The month of September celebrates yoga — an ancient practice combining physical, mental and spiritual strength — which many people find challenging, yet incredibly rewarding for their mind and body. It’s no surprise that yoga is known to be a beneficial practice in people’s lives, but it’s also one of the most commonly recommended exercises for those living with multiple sclerosis.

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Why Relaxation is Important

Stress is Bad for Your Heart Plain and simple, chronic or intense stress is bad for your heart. Sudden, intense stress triggers a rush of adrenaline that can prevent the heart from functioning properly, but chronic stress can contribute to…
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Beating the Heat: Living with Crohn’s in the Summer

Many people are finding this summer with the outbreak of COVID-19 abnormal at best, but it can be especially challenging for those living with Crohn’s disease as they have to be extremely careful to avoid exposure to COVID-19. As we enter into the home stretch of the summer months, we’re taking a deeper dive in how to live well in the heat, sunshine and Coronavirus while managing Crohn’s disease.

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Learning About Chronic Migraines

When someone has migraines more than 15 times monthly for several months at a time, doctors typically classify this as chronic migraines. Finding the right balance of medicine, treatment and likely triggers to manage this condition can be overwhelming.

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