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Happy Halloween from Dr. Graber's Office!

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Check out our schedulers' resident skull-head, Clint, getting in on the silly Halloween antics! Also, no Halloween is complete without a "Punkin"!  Check out our Utica office designed homage to our long lost baricatrics.

Helping to Raise Awareness of Crohn's and Colitis

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A little fun for a great cause…

Throughout the month of September, the dedicated staff at William A. Graber, MD, PC enjoyed a “dress down” every Friday while helping to raise money for a very worthy cause…the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). We raised over $200 in this short time, and all the money went to the 2015 Utica Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk that took place on 9/26/2015. The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is CCFA’s largest fundraising event having touched over 240,000 people and raised nearly $60M to help further the Foundation’s mission!

83 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation- we are so happy and proud to have contributed to this worthy cause as every penny counts!  Learn more about CCFA and DONATE TODAY!

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both major categories of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. These chronic diseases tend to run in families. Here are some facts on the disease:

*There are nearly 1 in 200 Americans living with IBD.
*70,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
*80,000 patients are children under age 18.
*Most people develop the diseases between ages 15 and 35.
*Children under 18 are one of the fastest-growing patient populations
*163 genes associated with IBD have been discovered, but their functions are still unknown.
*Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss and fatigue.
*Many patients have complications affecting other body parts—anemia from blood loss, inflammation of the eyes, joint pain, and more.
*The average patient is misdiagnosed twice.
*The number of Crohn’s & colitis cases has increased 20 times since World War II.
*Approximately 20 percent of patients have another family member with Crohn’s or colitis.