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2011-03-19 00:00:28

Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced that Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. This new caucus will work to promote awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel...

2011-03-16 18:33:45

Children and adolescents growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, says a study by researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster Children's Hospital. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics online, shows children and youth with the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease have aerobic fitness levels 25 per cent lower than other children their age, and their muscle function is 10 per cent lower. "Raising a child with a chronic...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

The Phoenix Magazine, the official publication of the UOAA (United Ostomy Associations of America) has published "Aging and the Continent Ostomate", an article by Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, in the March 2011 edition of the magazine. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Don J. Schiller, MD, FACS, recognized expert in the field of continent ileostomy surgery, has written a thorough and very informative article entitled "Aging and the Continent Ostomate" which has just been published in the...

2011-03-07 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Comebacks(®) Program announced today that Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Justin F. Blum, of Florence, S.C., has been named this year's recipient of the Tony Snow Public Service Award. Blum, now a Senior Army Instructor with the Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program, is being recognized for his service to his country and his community. Now in its 26th year, the Great Comebacks(®) Program...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has gone above and beyond to raise much-needed awareness of Crohn's and a similar disease called ulcerative colitis, and nearly $50,000 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's research, education, and support initiatives. New York, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Since his diagnosis five years ago at age 12 with Crohn's disease, a chronic and often debilitating digestive disease, Joseph Melenick, 17, of Bay Village, Ohio, has...

2011-03-03 14:02:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ImproveCareNow, the leading quality improvement and clinical research program for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in children, named four business leaders to its Board of Directors, it was announced today by founders Dr. Richard Colletti and Dr. Peter Margolis. Steve McPhail, Chief Executive Officer of Expression Analysis, Inc., was named Chair, and the first official board meeting was held in February. The mission of the...

2011-03-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, today highlighted its financial results and product development progress for the year ended December 31, 2010. "Prometheus had another record year in 2010, our 14th consecutive year of sales growth," said Joseph M. Limber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus. "In addition, we made significant progress advancing a number of internal development programs,...

2011-02-16 17:18:57

Predicting colon cancer in mice could eventually benefit humans Nobody enjoys colonoscopies, including mice. University of Missouri researchers are excited about the potential of using genetic biomarkers to predict colon cancer caused by inflammation. A new method developed at the MU Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADIL) could eventually lead to a method that might eliminate colonoscopies altogether. While working to develop novel therapeutics for colon cancer, Craig Franklin,...

2011-02-07 14:20:42

Genome regions are signposts to the biology of ulcerative colitis An international team of researchers has made new links between 29 regions of the genome and ulcerative colitis "“ a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The new findings increase the total number of genome regions known to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease to 99. The results point to several biological processes, including the way that our bodies maintain the lining of the intestinal wall, which...

2011-02-01 01:58:18

Probiotic offers possibility of safe, drug-free treatment You know the probiotics in your peach yogurt are healthful, but now it appears they may also be a powerful treatment for disease. A genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese appears to be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It may also prove to be useful in colon cancer, another disease triggered by inflammation. Northwestern Medicine...