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About Crohn’s and Colitis Australia

Formed in 1985, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is a non-profit organisation and the national peak body that represents approximately 80,000 Australians living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, two chronic illnesses collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aim to deliver services that inform, support, and care for people living with IBD in Australia and to promote research aimed at finding a cure.

CCA is the only organisation in Australia to provide these comprehensive services for patients and families. We work hard to raise awareness and educate the public, as well as collaborate closely with the medical profession and government to improve the quality of IBD patient care. Our staff are well equipped to help you understand your illness and connect you with others than can relate to your day to day challenges.

Visit our website https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au today.

The latest news and Research

Blog

The microbiome & gut health in the time of COVID

Posted: December 2 2020

Video here. Leading the way in researching, and educating through their popular course “Clinical Applications of Microbiota,” join Georgetown faculty experts for a discussion examining the dynamic relationship between the microbiota and disease expression, particularly in relation to gut health and the novel coronavirus. This discussion features: Moderator: Douglas Varner, MS, MLS, Assistant Dean for […]

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Personal Story

Teen’s Crohn’s treatment helps her keep playing music

Posted: December 1 2020

For Abigail Tucker, it started with migraines and stomach pains. Then she started losing weight — as much as 50 pounds. She said her condition worsened to the point that, when she was 13, she felt like withdrawing from friends and skipping activities such as playing or teaching piano. Soon she was often missing a […]

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News

Helmsley awards $4.7 million for Crohn’s diet therapy research

Posted: December 1 2020

“Previous studies strongly suggest that dietary interventions may be beneficial in Crohn’s disease, but clear evidence-based recommendations are lacking,” Paul Scholl, program director of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Crohn’s disease program, said in the release. “By directly evaluating the effects of specific dietary regimens in preventing and treating Crohn’s disease, these new studies will provide much needed […]

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Personal Story

Why I’m striving to change the healthcare experience for black and brown people with IBD

Posted: December 1 2020

I was really tired. I thought I could stop the bleeding like I had in the past — eat more kale. Yes, I thought it was that simple. In the past, when I noticed bleeding from my rectum, I would go on a heavily green diet and the bleeding would go away. As a child, […]

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Podcast: Understanding Crohn’s and colitis part one

Posted: November 23 2020

In part one of this two-part series on Back to Health the panel discussion highlights the main risk factors, the first signs and symptoms, the triggers that can cause flare-ups, and the latest exciting medical advances in the treatment of IBD. Original source here.

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Having a chronic illness helped me prepare for the uncertainty of the pandemic

Posted: November 23 2020

By Bridget Shirvell.  Chortling filled the air as my 1-year-old ran towards the water, only to be scooped up by her uncle on the nearly empty beach in Pacifica, California. It was the day after Christmas, and she’d been running around the beach for at least half an hour with my brother and sister. The […]

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