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How to Create a Migraine Diary

A migraine diary is an important tool for tracking your triggers, managing your medications, and monitoring your symptoms. Migraine expert Teri Robert explains how you can start one today.

Common Acid Reflux Triggers

You might think this refreshing herb would cool down heartburn and soothe reflux. Surprisingly, it does just the opposite. Mint relaxes the muscles in your esophagus, including the sphincter, so acid and other food remnants can flow back up to worsen ...

Your Migraine Treatment Options

Migraines are more common than people think and education is one of the more important tools for improving migraine care and management. Dr. David Watson, director of West Virginia University Headache Center and associate professor of neurology at We...

Tackling an Ironman with IBD

Last year, when Brian Greenberg lay in agonizing pain recovering from yet another surgery related to his Crohn’s disease, he never lost hope. “Once I was healthy enough, I knew it would be a goal I would have,” said Brian, who was first diagnosed wit...

Handling a Crohn's Flare After Remission

Flare-ups after Crohn’s surgery is possible. Here’s why it happens, and ways you can help reduce your risk.

Myths and Facts About Constipation

Fact: There is no strict definition for what constitutes a normal number of bowel movements. Each body has a unique schedule and regulates itself differently. Some people go twice a day, and others only go three times a week. An obvious change in you...

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Chronic Constipation

For many people, constipation goes away after a week or two. However, if you experience it for months, you may have chronic—meaning consistent or recurring—constipation and should see your doctor.

Getting Your GI Tract Moving

An apple a day can not only keep the doctor away, but it can also keep constipation at bay. Apples contain a good amount of fiber that helps keep the digestive tract moving. Keep the skin on! It’s one of the healthiest parts. It contains high amounts ...

Tips for Managing Acid Reflux

Try to avoid restaurants and cook at home as much as possible. This way you know exactly what is going into your food and can prevent reflux triggers. You may know better than most chefs how to make a meal acid reflux-friendly, yet still delicious. S...

Tips for Traveling with Acid Reflux

Reflux is often worse at nighttime. Keep your head propped up to avoid worsening symptoms. Bring your own pillows as hotel pillows are often thin. If you’re traveling by plane and don’t have room in your suitcase for a pillow, ask the hotel for extra ...