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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...

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...

2014-07-29 16:26:15

Researchers Look to Target Gut Microbiome for Treatment and Prevention of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early findings from a major research initiative of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) suggest that specific bacteria play a central role in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The evidence raises the possibility of developing new treatments to target the...

2014-07-23 08:27:58

What Will Your Challenge Be? NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training and fundraising program, Team Challenge, is thrilled to unveil its upcoming race portfolio with 11 great endurance events scheduled this winter including: -- TriRock San Diego - September 21 -- IRONMAN Chattanooga - September 28 -- Chicago Marathon - October 14 (limited entries) -- New York Marathon - November 1 (limited entries) --...

2014-07-18 08:25:11

Take Steps Walk Program Helps Fund Key Initiatives for CCFA NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-powered research teams supported by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are gearing up for an ambitious new goal: developing individualized treatment approaches for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), through their Genetics and Microbiome Research Initiatives. It's fundraising...

2014-07-16 20:22:34

Local New York team is forming to prepare runners and walkers for the ultimate tour of Vegas NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Rock 'n 'Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is taking place on Sunday, November 16, 2014. "Team Challenge prepares participants to run or walk a half marathon while helping to raise necessary funds for research, education, and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering...

2014-07-16 12:28:22

Bacteria and Genes in Small Intestine affect course of IBD in Children NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specific types of bacteria and accompanying gene expression patterns in the small intestine affect the development and progression of inflammatory bowel (IBD) diseases in children, according to research sponsored by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The identification of specific bacterial populations and a core gene signature associated...

2014-05-15 16:27:54

NEW YORK, May, 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase their long-standing commitment of improving the lives of those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host the first U.S. IBD2020 meeting from May 16(th)- May 18(th) in New Orleans, LA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88144 "IBD2020 USA is a critical meeting of some of the brightest minds who are thinking about both IBD and Quality of...

2014-04-30 16:30:12

Afternoon to Honor Robbyn Sockolow, MD; Hosted by Veteran TV News Anchor Liz Cho and featuring a Fashion Presentation by Bergdorf Goodman NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Greater New York Chapter, will host their Twenty-First Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday, May 1(st). The luncheon will be hosted by veteran WABC-TV News Anchor, Liz Cho. To purchase tickets to the 21(st) Annual...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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