FDA Orders Stronger Cancer Warnings for Enbrel, Humira, Remicade

August 4, 2009

Courtesy of the Associated Press The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Enbrel, Humira, Remicade and other drugs known as TNF blockers to carry stronger warnings about the risks of cancer in children who take the drugs for treating juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory diseases. TNF blockers are drugs that work to […]

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IBD Research and Awareness Act- We need you!

July 30, 2009

Members of Congress are Coming Home to You! During the month of August, many members of Congress return to their home districts and states for their district work period. Your Representative and Senators may be holding public town hall meetings or other public events during the month to hear from you, their constituents. This is […]

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How does stress affect your Crohn’s Disease?

July 29, 2009

Stress is a tiny word that packs a powerful blow for many of us whether you have Crohn’s Disease or you are a perfect specimen of health. There are, however, serious consequences for anyone dealing with stress and a chronic illness such as an IBD. When I get stressed out, even a little bit, it […]

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Trying to feel normal.

July 27, 2009

I think it is typical to want to ‘feel normal’ whether it be because you have a chronic illness that restricts you and you want to shed those restrictions even for a little while, or you just want to be part of the crowd and circumvent the borage of disease related questions. But, what is […]

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Testing, testing. Is this thing on?

July 11, 2009

I received my lab orders in the mail this morning from Dr. Evil for a Complete Hepatic Panel and a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP). I made it to the lab with 15 minutes to spare this morning. I thought the Saturday hours were 11-3, but they were 8-11:30. Way to screw  a person up. In […]

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What’s goin’ on over there?

July 9, 2009

It has been a while since I have posted anything- I’m forcing myself to write this post now. I went on a mini-vacation for four days; been doing some heavy housekeeping; made a couple of trips to the emergency room for a relentless and horrid pain in my right side and had follow-ups with both […]

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You are not alone – Supporting a loved one with Crohn’s Disease

July 3, 2009

I had a very hard time writing this post. The fact that it was so difficult is the reason I decided to go ahead and post it. In no way do I want to minimize the suffering and pain of the person who is battling this disease. I do want to address the pain and […]

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