As research focuses more on the microbiomes of IBD patients, it is no longer radical to think that diet might be helpful in treating these diseases. You can start by eliminating carrageenan, which causes GI ulceration in lab animals and is in Pediasure and Ensure products, Boost, Carnation Instant Breakfast, chocolate milk and most commercial [...]
It is my honor and privilege to be a part of the ImproveCareNow collaborative. I first joined when I was a pediatric GI physician at the University of North Carolina. I have continued my involvement as a part of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital IBD Team; in fact, I am more involved than ever! As a [...]
I think collaborative care within organizations, as well as multi-center networks, are essential in improving care. We can all learn from each other’s experiences. One person, or institution, does not have the time or resources to address all the needs of our families. But hundreds of projects can be completed if the resources are distributed [...]
The IBD parent mentor program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH participated in the Patient Centered and Family Care Expo at the hospital. Working together we are helping those with IBD. Thank you – parent mentors everywhere – for all that you do.
To all the patients, parents, friends, supporters, providers, advocates – ANYONE who makes life better for our young ones with IBD – I’m glad to stand alongside you in this important work. Let’s keep it up. Theresa
Through the ImproveCareNow network, already significant strides have been made in the care of those with inflammatory bowel disease. Such advances are only possible through coordinated efforts across many centers and thus these efforts must continue to be supported.
I support ImproveCareNow and want to see our kids get healthier!!