New JustLikeMeIBD.org Website For Kids And Teens With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

New JustLikeMeIBD.org Website For Kids And Teens With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Capturar 2In response to the steadily growing number of children and teenagers suffering with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the United States -- which has now reached an estimated 1.6 million people, 10 percent of whom are under the age of 18 -- the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) together launched a new website dedicated to children and teenagers with the disease. Just Like Me" is specially designed for young patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease. This interactive site will have several featured stories and videos from teenagers with the disease and information regarding dealing with school, managing stress, dating, diet, stories from the patients and the latest research updates. Rick Geswell, who is the CEO and President of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, said in a press release: "Young people have become the fastest-growing population diagnosed with IBD. This age group is particularly sensitive to emotional and social issues, so it was imperative that we
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