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"Long Island Teen With Crohn's Disease Partners With NBA Star Larry Nance Jr. To Launch Charity" - Reuven Blau

  • New York Daily News
  • New York, NY
  • (June 26, 2018)

Noah Weber, 14, has partnered with Larry Nance Jr. to launch a charity to bring awareness to those suffering from Crohn’s disease   Noah Weber was 11 when he began to feel lethargic during sporting events with classmates. “I wasn’t able to do as much as my friends,” Noah also suddenly stopped growing.  Enter Marla Dubinsky, MD, chief of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai and co-director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD clinical center at The Mount Sinai Hospital She ordered a special kind of magnetic-resonance imaging test known as an MR Enterography. The test was conclusive: Noah had Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory ailment of the gastrointestinal tract.  Noah’s surgery has been a resounding success, and Noah has a great long-term prognosis, according to Dr. Dubinsky. “The key is finding the right family physician team,” she says. “It’s all about how can we build resiliency when they are getting derailed by a lifelong illness

- Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, Professor, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai, Co-Director, The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital

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