Health Science – Patients helping patients towards a better quality of life

The following press release is for a new health science study to treat IBD. Health science involves using technology and scientific research to improve healthcare and treatment. If you are interested in learning more about, or possibly entering this field for yourself, this site exploring a Health Science Program in college offers more information on... Continue Reading →

Northport IBD Study – Needed: all past & present residents participation!

If you do, or have ever, lived in Northport Washington please take a moment to complete a five minute health survey. We need both residents diagnosed with Crohn's or Colitis and residents not impacted by either illness.  To have an accurate study we have to have as many as possible from both categories. If you... Continue Reading →

Camp Oasis – Summer Camp for Kids with Crohn’s or Colitis

CCFA Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp program that's mission is to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing a safe and supportive camp community. NEW - Watch a video and see for yourself what camp is like. A Life Changing Experience Since all of the campers (and most of the... Continue Reading →

DOH against helping Northport….still?!

DOH EMPLOYEE “DISAGREES” WITH NORTHPORT PROJECT…. IS THIS PROOF THE NORTHPORT COMMUNITY WILL, ONCE AGAIN, FACE THE SAME ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE & HORRIBLE TREATMENT SHOWN BY THE WA DOH IN THEIR PAST INVESTIGATIONS OF THE TOWN AND RESIDENTS OF NORTHPORT, WASHINGTON? David McBride is a toxicologist with the Washington State Department of Health.  He has been involved with... Continue Reading →

Colitis or Crohn’s – Information/Symptoms

   About Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders of the intestines. These illnesses are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD, because many of their symptoms and complications are similar. However, recent evidence suggests that they are separate disorders. It is estimated that some 1.4 million Americans suffer... Continue Reading →

Northport WA Colitis/Crohn’s Study – Focus on Smelter Pollution – Spokesman Examiner (Feb 2011)

Study tracks reasons behind high rate of illness near Northport Focus is area downstream from B.C. smelter Dan Pelle photo Gail Leaden was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as was her friend on the right in the photograph. Both women used to live in Northport, Wash. Some suspect that emissions from a Trail, B.C., smelter contributed to their... Continue Reading →

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