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Below you’ll find all of our archived press releases, articles written by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), as well as research articles from external media sources. You can also search for a specific news item or topic by using direct keywords (for example, “CCFA research”) or by filtering the news by date or category.

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The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Introduces GI Buddy

December 18, 2012

GI Buddy: New, interactive tool allows patients to manage and track all aspects of their disease

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Adds Live Chat Series to Online Community

December 17, 2012

CCFA has launched an online support group on its CCFA Community site.

Former Football Champ Shares How He Managed His Crohn's While In The NFL

November 6, 2012

(NECN) - A former New England Patriot star is finally opening up with his 10-year battle with a digestive disease that impacts thousands of Americans each year.

Important Webinar: CCFA Resources and Support During Hurricane Sandy Recovery

November 1, 2012

Learn more about our local and national services available during the recovery process. Also includes advice on precautions to take if water supplies are comprised along with links to other services that may be useful to you and your families.

New Law Requiring Businesses To Make Employee-Only Bathrooms Accessible for Crohn’s Patients on 10/30

October 22, 2012

Needham, MA- On October 30, 2012, the Restroom Access law officially goes into effect, which will require all businesses in Massachusetts with at least three employees to allow inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) sufferers to use an employee-only restroom if public facilities aren’t available.

Gary Collins, CCFA Advocate, Dies at 74

October 22, 2012

CCFA mourns the passing of our good friend and advocate, Gary Collins. Mr. Collins, an Emmy-award winning talk show host and actor, was a loyal supporter of CCFA along with his wife, Mary Ann Mobley.

CCFA Doctor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant' for His Study of the Digestive Tract

October 11, 2012

Caltech researcher Sarkis Mazmanian wins one of 23 MacArthur genius grants.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Debuts New, Interactive Website Geared Especially for College Students

October 10, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is excited to introduce a brand new website especially for college students with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Campus Connection (www.ccfa.org/campus-connection/).

'Private Practice' Star Amy Brenneman Talks About Her Work with CCFA on 'The View'

October 2, 2012

"Private Practice" actress visits with the ladies of "The View" and talks about how she is dealing with her ulcerative colitis and how she is helping The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Debuts New, Interactive Website Geared Especially for College Students

October 1, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is excited to introduce a brand new website especially for college students with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Campus Connection (www.ccfa.org/campus-connection/).

FDA approves Humira to treat ulcerative colitis

September 28, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Humira (adalimumab) to include treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis in adults.

Jennifer Jaff

Jennifer Jaff, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness Inc. Passes Away

September 19, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and the entire IBD community is deeply sadden by the news of Jennifer’s passing.

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