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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...

2014-07-23 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...

2014-05-01 12:31:32

Sephure® ensures proper placement of suppositories, improves patient quality of life and compliance CONCORD, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure®, a first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator, is now available to the millions of people who require suppository medication therapy. Although billions of suppositories are sold around the world each year, there is no standard of care for...

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...

2014-04-23 08:31:08

Ten scholarships of up to $5,000 now available, up from seven last year TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Crohn's and Colitis Canada and AbbVie are providing funding for more students living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through an increased number of AbbVie IBD scholarships. There are now ten (10) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN available (up from 7 in 2013) to meet the increasing need for support of Canadian students living with these chronic diseases....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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