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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Journalist, Emmy award winner... and IBD patient

Here is the February Issue of our CCFA Newsletter What You Didn't Know About Bob Schieffer Rick Geswell, CCFA President and CEO Bob Schieffer is a renowned broadcast journalist, Emmy award winner and author... and he also has ulcerative colitis. Diagnosed in 1974, Mr. Schieffer has lived with IBD for decades, and while it hasn't always been easy, he's managed to have a truly illustrious career despite the disease. Committed to raising awareness about living with IBD, Mr. Schieffer will serve as the Honorary Chair for Take Steps throughout the 2014 season. read more Our Health Insurance Marketplace 101 Webcast is now available! Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) presented a health insurance webcast that provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including the enrollment process and available options for coverage. Now the webcast is available in our online archives! Check it out. IBD & Depression Many people find that they are more likely to experience feelings of depression during the winter months. This phenomenon is referred to as seasonal affective disorder. Knowing this, it's important for people living with IBD to remember that depression affects 15 to 35 percent of IBD patients, and it's crucial to discuss your feelings and emotions with your doctor. For further information, contact the IBD Help Center at read more FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE Walk For Crohn's & Colitis Take Steps is dedicated to those living with IBD and the friends, family and loved ones who help ease the pain of these unbearable diseases. Join us in 2014! With events in all 50 states and more than 170 communities across the country, find a walk in your area today! Help make a difference With your support, we fund critical research towards treatments and cures for IBD and provide continued support and resources to patients and their loved ones. We're making a difference every day... and we couldn't do it without you. Make a donation to CCFA today. CCFA Community Support Need support? provides discussion forums and support groups for patients, family members and friends. Connect today! IBD Clinical Trials & Other Studies CCFA provides a comprehensive database of studies, clinical trials and other research on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Some of the recently added studies include: • A Phase III, Randomized, Multi-Centre, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of HMPL-004 in subjects with mild to moderate active UC, conducted by Nutrition Science Partners • Growth in Pediatric Patients with Ulcerative Colitis, conducted by Columbia University Medical Center By participating in a medical study or clinical trial, you can have a more active role in your own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they become widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. Deciding whether you should participate in a study or clinical trial is an important personal decision, best made with a full understanding of the process of drug development and your specific role. doctors

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