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Que dit Santé Canada sur les produits biologiques ultérieurs?

Un médicament biologique biosimilaire, ou biosimilaire, est un médicament qui se révèle être très semblable à un médicament biologique déjà autorisé à la vente (connu sous le nom de médicament biologique de référence). Les biosimilaires sont approuvés sur la base d'une comparaison approfondie avec un médicament de référence et peuvent entrer sur le marché après l'expiration des brevets de médicaments de référence et la protection des données. Regardez cette vidéo pour mieux comprendre ce que Santé Canada dit à propos de biosimilars!

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LA CONSTIPATION - Pour bien sélectionner votre laxatif

La constipation peut survenir lorsque vos selles se déplacent trop lentement dans votre côlon, rendant ces dernières sèches et dures. Lorsque vous souffrez de constipation, vous voulez du soulagement. Les laxatifs soulagent habituellement la constipation en augmentant la fréquence des selles. Dans cette petite vidéo d’animation, vous apprendrez le mode d’action de trois différents types de laxatifs, soit les laxatifs osmotiques, stimulants et les laxatifs qui augmentent le volume du bol fécal.

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Comprendre l’insuffisance pancréatique exocrine

Si vous avez reçu un diagnostic d’insuffisance pancréatique exocrine (IPE), vous connaissez tous ses symptômes pas très plaisants. Il existe des stratégies proactives à prendre pour apaiser vos symptômes. Visionnez notre vidéo d’animation sur l’IPE pour vous renseigner sur les stratégies proactives et les options de traitement qui peuvent vous aider à reprendre votre vie en main, à votre façon.

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Living Positively with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you are one of the 5 million Canadians living with IBS, you know all about its not-so-pleasant symptoms. Understanding the syndrome is the first step to feeling better. There are proactive strategies you can take to relieve symptoms. Watch our IBS animation to learn about proactive strategies and treatment options that can help you get back to living your life, your way. 

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Test de la calprotectine fécale

Si vous souffrez d’une MII, vous connaissez les symptômes douloureux qui se manifestent lorsque vous avez une crise causée par de l’inflammation. Ne serait-ce pas formidable de savoir à l’avance si une crise se prépare pour que vous puissiez la prévenir? Le test fCal pourrait nous permettre d’y arriver! 

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Le jeu des microbes

Des tonnes de super héros ont établi leur quartier dans vos intestins. Ils combattent les mauvais microorganismes et travaillent d’arrache-pied pour que vous restiez en santé. S’il n'y a pas assez de joueurs clés dans votre équipe de super héros, le terrain de jeu sera mal équilibré, ce qui pourrait favoriser un environnement propice à la maladie. Dans la toute dernière vidéo de la FCSD, nous apprenons que tout repose sur la diversité et l’équilibre.

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Les prébiotiques et les probiotiques

Les probiotiques sont des microorganismes vivants que vous ingérez pour accroître la diversité de votre microbiome. Ils peuvent vous aider à rester fort et en santé. Les prébiotiques sont des aliments pour les probiotiques. Cette vidéo vous informera des bienfaits des prébiotiques et des probiotiques, vous expliquera comment les choisir, les consommer et les conserver, et vous aidera à comprendre ce que vous devez savoir lorsque vous faites l’achat de ces produits comestibles non réglementés.

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Gastroscopie

Joignez-vous au Dr David Armstrong qui vous présentera des informations enrichissantes au sujet de la partie supérieure du tube digestif. Le Dr Armstrong explique que la gastroscopie est un test sécuritaire et précis qui utilise une petite caméra (gastroscope) pour visualiser directement la paroi du tube digestif supérieur, prendre les biopsies et même traiter certaines conditions. Dans cette vidéo, vous apprendrez comment se préparer à une gastroscopie, vous aurez l'opportunité de voir une procédure réelle et vous apprendrez comment bénéficier de ce test.

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Introduction à  la gastro-entérologie

La gastro-entérologie est la spécialité médicale qui traite de l'étude du système digestif et comment notre corps brise les aliments pour qu'ils puissent être absorbés par nos intestins pour alimenter le reste de notre corps. Un gastro-entérologue est un médecin qui se spécialise dans les maladies du système digestif. La vidéo de l'introduction à la gastro-entérologie explore l'anatomie de l'œsophage, l'estomac, l'intestin grêle, et le gros intestin (côlon). Cette vidéo vous explique aussi pourquoi vous devrez consulter un gastro-entérologue.

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Colonoscopie

Le Dr Alan Barkun explique clairement à quoi s'attendre si votre médecin vous demande de faire une coloscopie. Ce test permet aux médecins d'examiner la paroi du côlon afin d'évaluer et de diagnostiquer ou de traiter les anomalies du gros intestin. C'est une procédure efficace et sécuritaire pour détecter et supprimer les polypes, traiter le saignement rectal, offrir un diagnostic précoce et éventuellement fournir une solution de traitement. Le Dr Barkun décrit clairement comment préparer, à quoi s'attendre pendant et après la coloscopie, met en valeur les avantages de la procédure et suggère qui devrait subir une coloscopie.

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Understanding IBS-D

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 IBS affects between 10 and 15 percent of people in the developed world, about one-third of whom have IBS with diarrhea as the primary symptom, commonly referred to IBS-D. In this empowering session, Dr. Steve Vanner reviewed the basics of IBS-D and answered the many questions of attendees.

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Uncovering Biologics: Your IBD BodyGuard

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If you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), you know that taking medication to manage your symptoms and prevent flares is imperative. Your doctor may prescribe a biologic if you have moderate to severe Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Watch the CDHF’s latest animation on biologics and learn how they can protect you from the painful and debilitating symptoms of IBD.

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MY LIFE WITH UC

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NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH IBD?
Effie Siamalekas was just diagnosed with UC. She wants you to know what she didn't so you can understand what's happening inside your body and take action to live your life your way despite having a chronic, invisible illness. It's honest, interesting and compelling. Have a look at this self-produced video.

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Understanding Fibre

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Want to know one of the best ways to improve your health, regularity and weight? It’s easy – increase your fibre intake. If you are like most Canadians, you’re only getting half the recommended amount of fibre and are suffering the consequences. Upping your fibre intake is easier than you think. Watch CDHF’s latest video for simple shopping and snacking tips to feed your fibre-famished gut! 

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Understanding Constipation

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Constipation is common but it is not normal. While making good choices about diet and exercise can usually relieve occasional constipation, those who suffer from chronic constipation know these don't work and may need to speak to a pharmacist or doctor to find a solution. Watch this educational video to learn how to get things moving and get on with enjoying your life!

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IBD with Dr. Richard Fedorak

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At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. Richard Fedorak gave an interesting and educational presentation on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to a capacity crowd.

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How Antibiotic Use in Babies and Toddlers can Impact Long Term Health

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In this engaging presentation for health care professionals, Dr. Tom Walters discusses the diversity of systems that might be impacted by alterations in the microbiome when exposed to antibiotics. 

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Microbiome Based Treatment Strategies for IBS

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In this educational presentation for health care professional, Dr. William Chey discusses the role of prebiotics, probiotics and diet as a treatment for IBS as well as the data supporting antibiotics as a cause and treatment of IBS. 

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How the Microbiome Influences Chronic Illness

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In this interesting and entertaining presentation for health care professionals, Dr. Richard Fedorak discusses the origin of the microbiome and how it changes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the role of the microbiome in other systemic diseases. 

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FMT - Getting Beyond the "Ick Factor" to Treat C. Difficile Infections

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In this educational presentation for health care professionals, Dr. Nikhil Pai discusses how Fecal Microbial Transplant (FMT) and evaluates if and how FMT actually works.

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Prebiotics - The Ultimate Fibre

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In this informative and entertaining presentation for health care professionals, Sandra Saville, RD explains what prebiotic are, why they are important, the types of probiotics and the differences between them. 

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Protecting our Elders - Microbiota and Nutritional Health in the Aged

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In this presentation for health care professionals, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh, explores the dynamic interactions between nutrients, medications, chronic diseases and the human gut microbiota.

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Your Diet & Digestive Health by Sandra Saville, RD

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At the 2016 CDHF Healthy Gut Summit, Sandra Saville, RD gave an entertaining and educational presentation on diet and digestive health to a capacity crowd. 

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IBS - Can Probiotics Help? by Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh

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At the 2016 CDHF Healthy Gut Summit, Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic, RPh gave an educational presentation which discussed what Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is and which probiotic products and functional foods have good evidence for relieving IBS symptoms. 

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IBD Treatments & Pregnancy by Dr. Vivian Huang

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At the 2016 CDHF Healthy Gut Summit, Dr. Vivian Huang gave an interesting presentation on what Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is, the treatments available, and specifically how IBD affects pregnancy. 

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Colon Cancer by Dr. David Armstrong

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At the 2016 CDHF Healthy Gut Summit, Dr. David Armstrong gave an interesting and educational presentation on understanding what colon cancer is, the treatments, and the importance of getting screened.

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H. pylori Infections, Acid Reflux and Peptic Ulcers by Dr. David Armstrong

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At the 2016 CDHF Healthy Gut Summit, Dr. David Armstrong gave an engaging and informative presentation on GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Acid Reflux, and H. pylori Infections. 

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Introducing the Human Gut Microbiota

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In this presentation for health care professionals, Dr. Karen Madsen discusses how gut microbes may potentially influence human health and the different ways in which microbes and the host interact with each other. 

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Establishing a Healthy Future: Microbiota in Pregnancy and Neonates

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In this presentation for health care professionals, Dr. Vivian Huang discusses the importance of the microbiome in pregnancy on maternal and neonatal health and modifiable early life factors that influence the neonatal gut microbiome. 

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Your Microbiome Impacts Your Overall Health

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Scientists are learning more and more about the microbiome every day. Soon we believe we will know how your microbiome can help PREDICT potential disease, PROTECT you from developing disease; and, even be PRESCRIBED to treat disease so you recover more quickly from illness. 

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Meet Your Microbiome - Webseminar

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Your body plays host to over 100 trillion visitors in an incredible ecosystem that lives in and on your body! This amazing community, comprised of a troop of hard-working, microscopic superheroes is called the human microbiome and it’s all yours! 

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Introducing The Human Gut Microbiome

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Your body plays host to trillions of microscopic visitors that make up your unique microbiome fingerprint. A troup of bacterial superheroes living in your gut works very hard to help keep you healthy, strong and resilient. Watch the first segment of our 4-part  series on the human gut microbiome and learn more about the superheros that live within you. 

CDHF would like to express its congratulations to Dr. Maria Cino and the future leaders in gastroenterology who were on the winning team of the 2014 CDHF RISE from the Snake Pit Challenge. This group collaborated to create a social media piece on "The Importance of Understanding the Microbiome" and included: Ali Alali, Siwar Alashir, Mona Alasmi, Raed Al-Dabbagh, Rowena Almeida, Majid Alsahafi, Mher Barbarian, Barbara Bielawska, Callum Dargavel, Alexandra Frolkis, Ravjeer Hundal, Mindy Lam, Josie Libertucci, Quais Mujawar, Yasmin Nasser, Erin Rayner-Hartley, Yousef Reda, Amy Sharaf, Tushar Shukla, Sundeep Singh, Patrick Thornley, Deenaz Zaidi. 

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About the CDHF

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From the moment we are born, our digestive tract is at work every moment of every day. It fuels our minds, bodies and lives.  Watch the new CDHF public service announcement.

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Proper Bowel Prep Can Save Your Life

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Too many people skip potentially life-saving procedures because of misunderstandings and misconceptions about the bowel prep. However, most people who have had colonoscopies, will tell you it isn't nearly as bad as you think and that the benefits far outweigh the risks.  Robbie, Anne and Laurie, who range in age from 11 to 80 years,  openly share their experiences with you in this video.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Helping you understand the details of IBD. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.

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Managing Chronic Constipation

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Constipation is very common. 1 in 4 Canadians has symptoms of constipation. It can affect everyone from the young to the elderly. Join Dr. David Armstrong for an interesting, entertaining and educational hour that can help you identify if you are suffering from chronic constipation, understand the possible causes, and explore options for relief.

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Colon Cancer - Don't Die of Embarassment

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Colon cancer is essentially preventable and yet thousands of Canadians die from it every year.  Dr. Michael Gould explains who is at risk of developing the disease and how it can be detected and stopped early.

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Microbiota in Health and Disease

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In this presentation, Dr. John Marshall, Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Service for Gastroenterology at Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton discusses the long term sequelae of enteric infection, links among gut flora, IBS and IBD how changes in the microbiome can both induce and heal C. Difficile infection.

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IBD - Achieving and Maintaining Remission

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be debilitating.  Dr. Adam Weizman explains how you can maximize your quality of life with simple, straight forward strategies to reduce flares and maximize your time in remission.

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Getting the Most out of Your Next Appointment

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If we want to enjoy the best health, we have the responsibility to be excellent patients.  CDHF Executive Director, Catherine Mulvale explains how to communicate effectively with your physician to get the most out of every appointment.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Millions of Canadians suffer from IBS. Dr. Steve Somerton offers a series of options to help you get the diagnosis you need, understand the tests you may be sent to have and options for relieving symptoms. 

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Informing Our Patients -- Communicating the Difference Between Marketing and Medicine

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In this inquiry-based presentation, Registered Dietitian, Shauna Lindzon, asks us to consider the difference between what products are marketed to do vs. what they actually do, why it is important for Health Care Professionals to know the difference and how Health Care Professionals can teach clients to empower themselves.

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Microbiota 101 : Microbes and the Human GI Tract

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Dr. Richard Fedorak, Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta and President, Canadian Digestive Health Foundation helps us understand the development of the human microbiome, understand changes in the human microbiome in human disease, understand the role or probiotics in the treatment of human diseases, and learn how microbes can become biomarkers for us in the future.

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Your Microbiome - Good or Bad Gut Bacteria?

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Listen to a fascinating presentation by CDHF President, Dr. Richard Fedorak who introduces you to the marvellous world of our gut microbiota. His easy presentation style will help you better understand what the human microbiome is and how it originates; how your microbiome affects your body; and, how you can alter your microbiome with probiotics and prebiotics (good bacteria) for better health.

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IBS and the Microbiota

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Gastroenterologist and Associate Dean for Research at McMaster University, Dr. Steve Collins, provides insightful fact to help us understand current concepts of IBS, the interactions between the intestinal microbiome and the gut-brain axis, and microbiome-directed therapies for IBS.

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Your Microbiota

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Dr. Karen Madsen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and Co-director of the "Center of Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research (CEGIIR) provides an overview of how microbial metabolism can influence gut health, and understand how gut microbes can modulate immune function. 

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Celiac Disease

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There is a lot of talk these days about gluten. Dr. Khush Jeejeebhoy is an expert and shares his insights on how to distinguish between disease and sensitivity and how this can affect your diet and health.

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Love Your Tummy

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The CDHF and the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) teamed up with world experts to develop day-to-day strategies you can use to proactively protect and boost your digestive health. Dr. Richard Hunt introduces you to this program so you can enjoy better digestive – and overall – health.

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Heartburn

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CDHF Co-Founder and Vice-President Dr. Richard Hunt helps us better understand the reasons why we suffer from heartburn and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and strategies and treatment options that can bring relief from these conditions. 

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App Preview

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Gi BodyGuard, developed by experts at the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, is a free, easy to use app that allows you to track information about your health, symptoms, medications, food and exercise. 

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IBD Protocols to Maximize Your Health

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There is currently no cure for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, both falling under the IBD banner, but the proper strategy for managing your disease can help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.  IBD Expert, Dr. Richard Fedorak helps you better understand your disease and treatment options, learn how to get the most from every one of your appointments and incorporate strategies that can help you maximize your health.   

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Therapy Options for Managing Ulcerative Colitis

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IBD Specialist,  Dr. Pierre Paré,  helps you understand the disease, know the most common therapy options, highlight the benefits and risks of specific therapies, appreciate the risks of not using therapy and live positively with ulcerative colitis in this interesting and enlightening session.

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Living Positively with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

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IBS is a common chronic digestive disorder that affects more than 5 million Canadians. Gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Vanner, helps you to better understand IBS: its symptoms, what IBS is not, factors that affect IBS, tests you may need to have, and how to manage your symptoms.

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GERD with Dr. Richard Hunt

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At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. Richard Hunt gave an interesting and educational presentation on acid reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) to a capacity crowd.

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Constipation with Dr. David Armstrong

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At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. David Armstrong gave an interesting and educational presentation on Constipation to a capacity crowd.

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Celiac Disease

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At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. Sanjay Murthy gave an interesting and educational presentation on Celiac Disease to a capacity crowd.

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Nutrition

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Dr. Des Leddin will help you take control of your digestive health by explaining the building blocks of good nutrition; the role it plays in maintaining health and preventing disease; exploring how nutrition and obesity impact health; and, offering practical steps you can incorporate into your life to combat digestive disease and obesity.

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Living Positively with IBD

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Collectively referred to as IBD, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease cause ulcerations of the intestines and are and life-changing. Join Dr. Richard Fedorak, and Mr. Jeff Sheckter, to learn about IBD, how it affects your body, treatment options, possible complications and how to work with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and proper care so that you can live positively with IBD.

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Understanding and Treating GERD

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Douglas Bryant blamed himself for his acid reflux but after visiting his doctor, he learned that by not taking action, he would continue to suffer and possibly put himself at risk of developing cancer. Dr. David Armstrong explains what Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is, how it can be treated and why seeking the advice of your physician is important.

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Ulcerative Colitis

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Sandra McDermott from Newfoundland provides insight for managing ulcerative colitis at work including speaking to your manager, planning for meetings, considering employment options and more.

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Ulcerative Colitis and Your Family

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Raquel Feldberg is a mother of two who developed ulcerative colitis shortly after the birth of her second child. Learn how her husband and mother support her, how she told her children and what concerns she has for the future.

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Growing Up with Ulcerative Colitis

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Orly Borovitch was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis as a teen. In 'Growing Up with Ulcerative Colitis', she shares straightforward strategies for dealing with the disease at school and work, when dating and, in social situations.

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Conquering Ulcerative Colitis

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Professional triathlete Jonathan Caron from Quebec is not letting the ulcerative colitis he has struggled with since he was 12 stop him from becoming a world champion. In this educational video, Jonathan talks about the difficulty of dealing with symptoms, isolation, searching for information, being true to yourself and reaching your dreams.

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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James Mireau from Alberta candidly talks about his journey with ulcerative colitis from the relief and then disappointment of his diagnosis, accepting and dealing with this chronic illness, the need for mentors and more.

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IBS: Important Information From Canada's Experts

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Canada has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world. This syndrome impacts work, school, family and quality of life. This video features heartfelt discussions from people like you who are living with IBS and important information from Canada's experts.

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Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer

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Ann Brown was diagnosed with colon cancer and given a 50% chance of surviving when she was 54 years old. In this video she speaks about her diagnosis, fears, treatment and return to health. Dr. Clarence Wong, a gastrointestinal oncologist,  provides advice on risk factors and how to protect yourself from developing colon cancer.

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Living with GERD: A gastroenterologist speaks about options

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Niki Travers has suffered with GERD for years. Like 5 million other Canadians living with GERD, her symptoms have affected her work, sleep, relationships and quality of life.  Dr. Richard Hunt  addresses the complications of GERD and speaks about safe therapeutic option.

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Living Successfully with GERD

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Indigestion, heartburn and acid regurgitation are all symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD can be painful, debilitating and frightening. Learn from Dr. David Armstrong and a patient living with the disease how to take control of their GERD - and life - with confidence and optimism.

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Pour améliorer la santé à long terme

La Fondation canadienne de la santé digestive croit qu'être capable de développer, d'enrichir et de protéger un microbiote sain est la clé pour jouir d'une bonne santé tout au long de sa vie.

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