October 2007

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Another Drug (Rifaximin) as Maintenance Therapy for Mild-Moderate Crohn’s Disease

Another drug to aid in the maintenance of Crohn’s Disease… not a cure, but an alternative. This is a new one to me, so I thought I would share it.. here is a link to the article I found. http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/852571020057CCF68525737E00610EE9It is not approved for treatment, but it appears to be in clinical trials.

Guy Converts H3 Into Hybrid and Gets 60 MPG!

I keep an eye on http://www.digg.com for technical articles and stumbled across and article about a guy “taking stock GM parts and snapping them together in clever new ways” to make a H3 Hummer into a hybrid that gets 60 miles to the gallon – while also getting 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/10/30/14161/066 Take a […]

Crohn’s Disease Resources

These are some Crohn’s Disease resources I gathered a while back. I have not had time to go back and check them, but will and update this post as needed. Thanks! -Ben Crohn’s Resource http://www.crohnsresource.com/ Crohn’s Sanity Support http://www.crohns-sanity.org Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Rocky Mountain […]

Todd Helton has Crohn’s Disease?

I just stumbled upon some articles that stated Todd Helton (the amazing Colorado Rockies first baseman) was diagnosed with “acute terminal ileitis” back in May of 06. I saw it on several blogs, but this was on the mlb site. It stated “The ailment, acute terminal ileitis, is an infection at the end of the […]

What is Crohn’s Disease (part II)

Okay, so far we have covered what it is and that are the signs and symptoms. If you did not catch that entry you can check it out here. Now we will cover Causes along with Screening and Diagnosis. Causes The cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. Several theories exist about what causes Crohn’s disease, […]

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Okay, it is time for the multi-part Crohn’s Disease informational blog entries to start. In an effort to obtain the latest information I will be researching (and updating my own knowledge) as I go… so this may take a little time. Please be patient. In the mean time some good resources to check our are: […]

A Concise (not too technical) description of Crohn’s Disease

I have recently begun reading another blog (http://livingwithcrohnsdisease.blogspot.com) which also covers the topic of Crohn’s Disease (it helped to inspire me to begin this blog) Anyhow, aside from this being a very well written and informative blog entry, it also has a very concise (not too technical) description of Crohn’s Disease. I also have to […]

just like the weather…

just like the weather…

Just yesterday it was 76 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. Today… 33 degrees and snowy. Sometimes my Crohn’s behaves the same way. Yesterday was great. It was a gorgeous day. We took the kids out and about… and after we hung out in the yard chatting with various neighbors. Then Anne and I went out for […]

Couple make burglar clean up at gunpoint

This made me laugh out loud when I saw it…  A slightly nicer spin on that saying “an eye for an eye.”  http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1120AP_ODD_Burglar_Cleanup.html?source=rss Here is the text so you don’t have to go to the page… Last updated October 18, 2007 6:03 p.m. PT Couple make burglar clean up at gunpoint THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. — […]

If you could read peoples minds would you hear other languages?

After watching “Heroes” last night I was struck with a thought because of some of the characters on the show… One of the characters can read minds. Two of the other characters on the show are Spanish. They have not yet come across each other, but my thought was… when he tries to read their […]