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Managing Your UC

Managing Your UC

We asked Dr. Constance A. Pietrzak about different treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help you manage UC.

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5 Facts About Opioids

Opiates are natural painkillers derived from the poppy plant. Opioids are the synthetic, or partially synthetic, manufactured version of opiates. They often are used to treat chronic or severe pain, particularly after surgery. However, opioids can be ...

Radiation From Tests

Radiation From Tests

COPD patients undergo different diagnostic testing that exposes them to small amounts of radiation. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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Debunking Migraine Myths

Migraines are attacks or episodes of a neurological disease.

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What to Know About Clinical Trials

Here’s how they work, how someone can get involved and why they’re important.

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Q&A: Asthma & Genetics

Our asthma expert Dr. Thompson discusses how genetics can affect asthma.

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8 Foods You Didn't Know Had Sugar

Trying to cut excess sugar out of your diet? These products could be sabotaging it. Here are some surprising foods with added sugar and how you can avoid them.

Why is America So Obese?

Why is America So Obese?

Which states have the largest percentage of obese adults? And what are the costs of America’s obesity epidemic?

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IBD & Pregnancy: Important Facts

Dr. Constance A. Pietrzak discusses the risks and essential information IBD patients should know before starting a family.

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Asthma Checklist for School

The first day of school will be here before you know it. So now’s the time to prepare for sending your asthmatic child back into the classroom. Here’s a list of preparations to follow so your child and their school are ready.