Why Crohn’s is still a big deal

By Tim McLeanPublished December 01, 2018 06:02:17The battle over Crohn and Colitis (CD) is a battle that is still very much in its infancy, and its long-term implications remain uncertain.In a new book published by The Sport Book Group, authors Simon J. Hulme and Matthew McWilliams examine the history of the disease, the medical, ethical […]

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‘I’m going to lose everything’: Crohn’s patient shares her thoughts on her disease and the future

Crohn, an inflammatory bowel disease, affects up to one million people in the US, many of them children.It’s caused by the growth of white blood cells in the intestines, which help the body fight infection and other diseases.For many, this process is painful and often debilitating.For many, it can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, […]

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Why doctors are treating Crohn’s as a form of cancer treatment

On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment for Crohns disease (CD) for Crohns-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.The drug will be sold in hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care facilities in the US and Europe.The first phase of the drug, called pembrolizumab, contains a new type of antibiotic that can be more […]

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How to get the disease to stop killing you

The Mayo Clinic says it is seeing more and more cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease, a chronic condition in which the small intestines swell and block the small intestine.“We’re seeing more cases and more people are having to have surgery to correct the problem,” Dr. Robert M. Brown, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for […]

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