Child-bearing possible with inflammatory bowel disease
for women with inflammatory bowel disease
(iBD), the decision to have children can
be daunting. They worry they’ll pass the
disease on to their babies or about the effect
medication could have on a developing baby or
Many women with iBD—Crohn’s disease
and ulcerative colitis—choose not to have
children because they don’t want to take that
risk, says Dr. Vivian Huang of the University
of Alberta, an Alberta innovates – Health
But the risk might not be as high as they
think. Huang did a study that assessed what
iBD patients and their physicians knew about
pregnancy and iBD. it showed that half of
those surveyed have incomplete knowledge.
Huang started the Preconception and
Pregnancy in iBD Clinic at the University
of Alberta to help women with iBD better
understand their options.
“Many women (with iBD) can have normal
pregnancies and can have healthy kids,”
— Rob Alexander
For more information contact the IBD
Clinic at 780-492-8691 or ibd.gi.clinic@
Due to an editing error in the fall 2015
issue of Apple, a number of people
were not acknowledged in the Your
Mouth: Where Health Begins section.
On page 26, Global TV Edmonton
news anchor Carole Anne Devaney is
pictured with her daughter Emmanuelle.
Devaney appears courtesy of Global
TV Edmonton. Page 28 features Mark
Manki and his son Cole. And page 30
features registered dental hygienist Jin
Liu, the owner of Smile Dental Hygiene
Services, with an unidentified patient.
Nordic walking (or urban poling) is a simple
twist on a classic outdoor activity: picture
cross-country skiing without the skis. The
poles are lighter than cross-country or touring
poles and with the right technique it is a full-body, resistance workout.
Here’s how: You swing the poles and push
through the ground, working your core and
upper body while improving balance. The
added resistance increases how hard your
heart and lungs work (cardio) by 28 per cent
and burns up to 46 per cent more calories than
walking without the poles.
As you walk, some weight transfers to the
poles, reducing stress on hips, knees and
ankles. Nordic walking is great for anyone,
including seniors with mobility issues and
people recovering from injuries.
You can urban pole in any season; poles
have a special tip that’s tough enough to
grip slippery ground and gentle enough to
use on indoor tracks and floors. And you can
sub in a pair of old skis poles from the garage,
or a garage sale, instead of buying walking
— Amy Sawchenko i l l u s t