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2014-08-20 16:23:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Actress Amy Brenneman may play a silenced police chief's wife in her new role on "The Leftovers," but she generously lends her voice to help raise awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a newly refreshed public service awareness campaign. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-08-20 08:28:32

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Teams Up with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation to Support Novel Translational Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces an agreement with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) to identify and support the potential development and translation of research in the area of inflammatory bowel disease...

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2014-08-13 10:14:09

Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it isn’t always answered correctly. A new Mayo Clinic study found that 1 in 5 patients who went to the emergency room with...

2014-08-13 08:28:26

-- Keynote Speaker: Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, GI Motility Program and Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chairman, Synthetic Biologics' C-IBS Clinical Advisory Board -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it will host an Investor Day in...

Disposable Biosensor Could Help Doctors Determine Which Patients Can Safely Eat Following Surgery
2014-08-12 03:39:29

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Invention monitors an important new vital sign A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. Some patients who undergo surgery develop a condition called post-operative ileus (POI), a...

2014-08-12 08:31:26

Study Aims To Enroll 10,000 Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company today announced an agreement with Pfizer Inc. in which the companies will aim to enroll 10,000 people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in a research initiative designed to explore the genetic factors associated with the onset, progression, severity and response to treatments for IBD. Approximately 1.4...

2014-08-12 08:31:24

Discounts are now available on IBS medications like Linzess or Amitiza allow patients to regain their quality of life MARGATE, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may not sound serious, but for the roughly 15% of Americans who have to cope with it on a daily basis, it is anything but frivolous. The gastrointestinal tract makes up most of the human digestive system. When it isn't functioning properly, the result can be a host of uncomfortable...

2014-08-08 11:12:02

AGA Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. These data were reported in a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Thiopurines are an established treatment for...

2014-08-05 12:28:12

New Graded Information on Diet, Probiotics, Antibiotics, Antidepressants for IBS BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) to update earlier reviews from 2009 and 2005 as a supplement to the August 2014 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. This analysis will allow...

2014-08-01 08:26:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning on August 1, 2014, Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month will be observed for the first time in New York State thanks to a resolution passed by the New York State legislature in June, reported the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). There are more than 1.4 million Americans living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). "We applaud Governor Andrew...


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