Latest Articles by David Padua, M.D.
Could IBD Medication Reduce Your COVID Vaccine Response?
We asked a leading gastroenterologist to put the emerging research into context.
Need Hep C Treatment Coverage? Here’s Help!
New medicines are highly effective—but very expensive. Learn more about coverage options if you need to take HCV drugs.
Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?
How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.
When Food Attacks: The Gut Punches of UC
Mandy's vacation goes awry when flight delays lead to a fast-food flare-up of ulcerative colitis. Find out what she learned about traveling with UC.
How to Navigate Your Hospital Stay With UC
Unfortunately for those of us living with ulcerative colitis, trips to the hospital or ER are often more frequent than we’d like. Here’s how to make future stays go more smoothly.
Is the Food You Eat Causing Your Heartburn?
Take this quiz to test your knowledge about how food affects your acid-reflux symptoms.
7 UC Symptoms That Aren’t About the Bathroom
GI distress is the number one sign of ulcerative colitis, but it’s worth watching out for these other red flags, too.
Watch Out for These 6 Hep C Complications
From gallstones to cancer, there are some serious complications associated with hepatitis C. We asked experts to explain what can be done to prevent them.