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Erica Sanderson is a former content producer and editor for HealthCentral. Living with a chronic disorder that affects the lungs and instestine, Erica focused on covering digestive health and respiratory health. Topics included COPD, asthma, acid reflux, managing symptoms and medication.

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Man with acid reflux.

Tricks to Prevent Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when the muscle connecting the esophagus to the stomach doesn't close properly, causing food and acid to back up, triggering symptoms. Here are some tips for avoiding acid reflux from happening in the first place.

Yogurt parfait.

Healthy Snacks to Eat After Your Workout

Working out is great for you. But to keep your body healthy, you must refuel properly. Here are expert tips on the best foods to eat after you sweat it out.

Foods to Avoid with Crohn's

Video: What Foods Should You Avoid With Crohn's?

It’s easy to understand why high-fat, greasy foods, such as pizza, aren’t a good idea for people with Crohn’s disease. But so are many other foods that may not be so obvious. Learn more in this video.

Smiling woman eating yogurt.

All About Health-Boosting Probiotics

How much do you know about probiotics? Take a look at the health benefits of these microorganisms, and find out if they're right for you.

Banana and yogurt.
Nutrition

Foods That May Ease Your Acid Reflux

Changing your diet can have a huge impact on acid reflux symptoms, which include heartburn, dry cough and vomiting. Here are some foods to consider adding to your diet to help.

Woman with anxiety.
Symptoms

6 Tips for Managing Anxiety with UC

An IBD diagnosis can lead to a life of anxiety, especially when you're worried about flares. Follow these tips to control anxiety and live a fulfilling life.

Nutrition

12 Celiac and Gluten Myths Debunked

Think you know all there is to know about gluten and celiac disease? The director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center helps bust some common misconceptions here.

Nurse answering questions for Crohn's patient
Diagnosis

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Crohn's

Just diagnosed with Crohn's disease? Here's how to get the conversation started with your GI doctor.

Nutrition

The Best Foods for Your Gut

Regulate your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and fight a range of ailments with these 10 foods for a healthy, balanced system.

How a Clinical Trial Works

Questions and answers on how a clinical trial works