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Do you have patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has redesigned its website with healthcare providers like you in mind. Check it out at 

“We engaged key stakeholders to create a user-friendly, multi-media experience that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Our job is to provide accurate, unbiased information about inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and the progress we are making toward finding cures,” CCFA president Richard Geswell said in a prepared release.

An estimated one in 200 Americans have IBD, and many of them need critical information and support for the treatment and ongoing management of their diseases. Particular to their oral care, patients with IBD may experience frequent canker sores (as either a symptom of IBD or a result of nutritional deficiencies) and reduced bone mineral densities; they are also likely to take medication to control their IBD, which could affect their dental treatment. Find more information about patients with IBD online here and here.

CCFA also maintains a hotline, where healthcare providers and patients can ask questions of real, live people over the phone during normal business hours.

“The website was designed to be a resource for the entire CCFA community with a special emphasis on the newly diagnosed,” Mr. Geswell said. “It is critical that we are able to serve our patients quickly when they need us the most, which is typically at the time of diagnosis or during a flare.”