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Australian Government announces new fee for capsule endoscopy

Posted: May 17 2018

The Australian Government is making changes to two Medicare-funded capsule endoscopy services, following recommendations from the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) after initial review by the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce. What are the changes? Capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to record images of the gastrointestinal tract to either diagnose or monitor certain […]

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The common symptoms that might be Crohn’s disease

Posted: May 17 2018

Known for wreaking havoc on the digestive system, Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition that’s more common than you may think. In fact, many Americans walk around with it — and they don’t even know it. Many signs of Crohn’s disease are common with other ailments, which makes it difficult to diagnose. We suggest making an appointment with your […]

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Call for better diagnosis during Crohn’s and Colitis awareness month

Posted: May 4 2018

Getting a solid diagnosis was a long time coming for Ann Turnbull, 39, of Grays Point. Born with an abnormal bowel, she had surgery shortly after birth, and was in and out of hospital as a child.  Doctors told her she has an eating disorder at age 17 because she lost a lot of weight. […]

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Hidden battle: Raising awareness of a disease no one wants to talk about

Posted: May 1 2018

One in 250 Australians are sufferers of a disease that has no cure, is increasingly prevalent, is most commonly diagnosed in young people and yet is barely spoken about. May is the awareness month for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sufferers are reluctant to speak about their illness for fear […]

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Personal Story

Zaun Bhana tells of his experience with Infliximab and colitis

Posted: April 17 2018

My name is Zaun Bhana. I am 30 years old, married to my lovely wife Michelle and we have an 18 month old baby boy named Makan. I own an IT business called LEAP Consulting with a business partner that employs four staff and I have just bought my first house. I am also living […]

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Reality Bites

Posted: February 23 2018

Motherhood is a tough job. Doing a reality-TV program for two intensive months is a tough job. Managing a chronic illness is a tough job. Fortunately, Katrina Chambers, who at one point had all three on her plate, is tough, too. At 34 years old, Katrina is certainly living a full life. She’s mother to […]

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