Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
This video was created as a way to honor the memory of my wonderful husband who passed away June 2013 from this rare form of cancer called Ocular Melanoma. To help raise funds and awareness, I asked friends and family to participate in an online event called "A SELFIE FOR A CAUSE!" Everyone was asked to simply post a...
News investigation revealed an unusual number of cases of a rare eye disease in Huntersville, victims said they are disappointed with the response by North Carolina health officials.
At the same time, a group of the country's leading eye doctors are beginning their own independent investigation.
Last summer, a group of...