Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on ulcerative colitis.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Phone: (212) 685-3440 or
Phone: (800) 932-2423
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is the preeminent organization involved in patient education, advocacy, and research into
CCFA's Web page is perhaps the best reference for information about inflammatory bowel disease. It has won design awards since 1997, and is easy to navigate. Membership registration is available via the Web. There is general educational material for patients and caregivers, as well as highly technical information for health-care providers and readers looking for more depth in their research. The organization's Web-linked e-mail system allows individuals to query noted experts in the field who are affiliated with CCFA.
For those who have had surgery that included an ostomy.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, edited by Stanley H. Stein, M.D. and Richard P. Rood, M.D., Lippincott-Raven, 1999. A comprehensive guide to the issues of inflammatory bowel disease, with chapters written by experts in their fields.
Understanding Crohn Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, by Jon Zonderman and Ronald Vender, M.D., University Press of Mississippi, 2000. Written by an individual who lives with Crohn's disease and the gastroenterologist who has been treating him for 12 years.