Latest National Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease Stories

2010-11-15 08:30:00

New interactive components lead to better Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis education and disease management NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced the launch of new enhancements and resources to its online community (www.ccfacommunity.org). Developed to meet the dynamic needs of patient groups, this site serves as a free resource to provide patients and families with the vital peer support they need in...

2010-03-03 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Television celebrity Gregory Itzin, best known for his role as President Charles Logan on FOX's primetime drama '24,' recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to raise critical awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The 60, 30, and 15 second PSAs will encourage Americans to register for one of over 100 Take Steps Walks this spring and summer, in...

2009-01-13 12:00:00

Actor John J. York's Public Service Announcements Highlight Community-Based Fundraising through Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walks NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Television and screen celebrity John J. York, best known for his role as Mac Scorpio on ABC's daytime soap opera General Hospital, recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. The 60, 30, and 15 second PSAs will encourage...

2008-08-31 15:00:43

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered two new genes that increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in childhood. While further study is needed to identify the specific disease-causing mutations in these new genes, the researchers say the genes are particularly strong candidates to be added to the list of genes already known to affect IBD. "As we continue to find genes that interact with each other and with environmental...

2008-08-18 09:00:16

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are lifelong diseases that can be challenging at times and require emergency care. For those without a personal support network in place to help carry out the task of obtaining what you need when critical situations strike, coping with these illnesses can be difficult. To provide sufferers with the tools they need to establish such a group of friends, family, and coworkers, experts from the Crohn's & Colitis...

2007-03-19 09:01:05

Massachusetts General Hospital's Crohn's and Colitis Center is being featured on "The Global Learning Series", an education-focused, issue oriented program distributed to public television stations nationwide in the United States. "Understanding GI Medicine" will be shot at Crohn's and Colitis Center at the Digestive Healthcare Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA and distributed in the late summer/early fall to public television stations as well as airing on...

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