Medical student with inflammatory bowel disease helps pediatricians understand the power of their words

Catalina Berenblum Tobi had her first colonoscopy when she was just 10 years old. For more than a year she had been suffering from severe abdominal pain and diarrhea for which there was no apparent cause. While terrified and confused, Berenblum Tobi was ready for an answer. The diagnostic test confirmed she had Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune condition that would require lifelong management.

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