CDHF Releases National Prevalence Study & Impact Study

Each year, approximately 20 million people are affected by digestive disorders in Canada. Digestive disorders result in over 18 million sick days, account for 10 per cent of all hospitalizations and cost the Canadian economy $18 billion annually through direct health care costs and lost productivity. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation recently released the results of its National Digestive Disorders Prevalence & Impact Study Report, Establishing Digestive Health as a National Priority which clearly outlines the escalating costs and reduced quality of life associated with digestive disorders.

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First Recipient of Ivan Beck Memorial Scholarship chosen

The first recipient of the Dr. Ivan Beck Memorial Scholarship has been chosen. David Rodrigues is a young researcher who honours the well-loved and respected co-founder of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation with his words and work.

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New urine test could prevent thousands of cancer deaths

By Jodie Sinnema, edmontonjournal.com (May 17, 2012) EDMONTON - Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a simple urine test to detect pre-cancerous polyps in the colon that could revolutionize screening programs around the world and save thousands of lives.

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Canadian Digestive Health Foundation chosen as one of the Top Charities in Canada

Oakville, ON (December 10, 2011) - To find excellence in the charitable sector and help donors make informed donating decisions, Charity Intelligence (Ci) does research and analysis on Canadian charities. This year, Ci has deemed the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) as one of the best as reported in the Charity Intelligence Top Picks 2011 Report

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Ivan Beck Memorial Summer Studentship Award

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) are honoured to introduce the Ivan Beck Memorial Summer Studentship Award. This award is in recognition of Dr. Ivan Thomas Beck, one of the founding members of the CDHF (1995) and the CAG (1962).

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Forget What Your Mother Said...Go Ahead and Be a Potty Mouth

Launch of Free Digestive Health App Throws the Bathroom Door Wide Open and Gets Canadians Talking About What's Going on in There.

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Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Partners with BestLifeRewarded.com

August 10, 2011 (Oakville, ON) - The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is proud to announce it has partnered with BestLifeRewarded to introduce a unique, collaborative, incentive-based program to improve the digestive health of the 20 million Canadians who suffer from digestive disorders every year.

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Dr. Ivan Beck, Co-founder of the CDHF will be missed

Dr. Ivan Thomas Beck, beloved mentor of Canadian gastroenterologists, had a passion for gastroenterology, especially Canadian gastroenterology. He was an outstanding clinician, researcher and educator, winning many national and international awards but he was most proud of his mentorship of countless clinicians and scientists over the course of his long and distinguished career.

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CDHF Hosts Canada's First-ever Digestive Health

November 9, 2010 (Oakville, ON) – Two out of three Canadians will suffer from at least one digestive disorder this year and yet up to 42 per cent of digestive disease is preventable. In an effort to help decrease the suffering of those affected by digestive disease, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation presented the first national Digestive Health Summit for Health Care Professionals last Friday in Toronto.

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Digestive Health Resource Guide now available at Rexall

Resource Available for Free Starting Today at all Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus Retail Stores Across Canada

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The CDHF announces a strategic alliance with iMD

Strategic alliance will improve health of 20 million Canadians suffering from digestive disorders by changing how physicians and patients interact in the examination room.

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2010 Scholarship Winners for those with Crohn's

16 students from across Canada have each been selected as the 2010 recipients of the UCBeyond Scholarship because of their perseverance in pursuing their hopes and dreams despite the challenges they face living with ulcerative colitis and arthritis.

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CDHF introduces its first Patient Care Research Grant

The CDHF is offering its first Patient Care Research Grant. This grant will provide research operating support for novel research related to patient care issues in Gastroenterology. The goal is to stimulate research in areas which have the potential to directly alter day-to-day patient care in areas which are of strategic importance to Gastroenterologists and their patients.

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The Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation launched a new video series on the "Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer" which aired on CTV’s Women's Health with Dr. Marla Shapiro. This video provides viewers with insights from individuals who have lived through diagnoses of colon cancer as well as expert commentary from leading gastroenterology oncologist.

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Understanding and Treating GERD Video

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation launched a new video series on the "Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer" which aired on CTV's Women's Health with Dr. Marla Shapiro. This video provides viewers with insights from an individual who is living with GERD as well as expert commentary from leading gastroenterologist.

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CDHF launched a video series on Screening for Colon Cancer and Understanding and Treating GERD.

CDHF launched a new video series on the Importance for "Screening for Colon Cancer" and "Understanding and Treating GERD".

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24 Children From Across Canada Learned from NHL Hockey Icon, Fernando Pisani

The true spirit of those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease was alive and well in Edmonton this past August.At the first ever Score for Colitis & Crohn's event, which raised $20,000 for four gastrointestinal and digestive disease organizations – including the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation – took place at the West Edmonton Mall's Ice Palace on Saturday, August 29th and featured Fernando Pisani of the Edmonton Oilers.

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Scoring Points against Ulcerative Colitis

After noticing blood in his stool then losing 40 pounds and feeling drained physically and mentally, NHL player, Fernando Pisani accepted that his career - and life - depended on finding effective treatment for ulcerative colitis.

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A Craving For Life

Jonathan Caron is a man with a dream. He is a professional triathlete with a fierce determination. And, he is a man with a true understanding of the devastating impacts of living digestive disease. Jonathan Caron has lived with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis for over 20 years.

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Heartburn Can Be Fatal

Brian and John Savage are willing to work overtime in getting their important message to the masses. Over his 12 years in the National Hockey league, Brian, who retired on September 21, 2006, earned a reputation as a stand-up individual, respected and admired for his unselfish demeanor.

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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