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Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These are chronic, lifelong conditions that cause discomfort and misery for tens of thousands of Americans. While there is no medical cure, IBD can be managed. We'll examine the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.


Linda Winston
Community development director for the Upstate Northeastern New York Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Cary Qualia, M.D.
Pediatric gastroenterologist in practice at Albany Medical Center.

Joseph Polito, M.D.
Gastroenterologist at Albany Gastroenterology Consultants in Albany, NY and chief of gastroenterology at St. Peter's Hospital.

Related Resources

• The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. You can visit the Upstate Northeastern New York Chapter online here or send them an e-mail.
Local Office:
103 Patroon Drive #10
Guilderland, NY 12084
(518) 608-5069

• The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) presents detailed information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and research on Crohn's Disease. Similar information on ulcerative colitis is also available.

• The National Human Genome Research Institute offers many resources on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including how to deal with these issues with children and teenagers. presentes answers to many frequently-asked questions about Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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