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Family Health History

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.

Juices to Keep You Healthy All Week

Juices to Keep You Healthy All Week

With the dog days of summer in full swing, treat yourself to a cold and refreshing homemade juice. We’ve got a different recipe for every day of the week tailored for your body’s specific needs.

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Latest Crohn's Disease Research

Check out the newest developments in the fight against Crohn’s making headlines.

Understanding Acid Reflux: Q&A

Understanding Acid Reflux: Q&A

Dr. Constance Pietrzak discusses the challenges of managing acid reflux and the common treatments.

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OAB Surgery Options

Overactive bladder (OAB), also known as urge incontinence, occurs when the destrusor muscle surrounding the bladder begins to improperly contract as the bladder fills, causing frequent urination and urinary leakage. Surgery is usually performed only ...

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Nutrition

Have You Eaten These Little-Known Antioxidant-rich Foods?

Most of us know that blueberries, garlic and green tea are packed with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. But there are plenty more foods that are as effective.

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Tips for Exercising with OAB

Living with overactive bladder (OAB) affects your daily activities. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them—you just need to plan ahead. Exercise is one activity that’s important to sustain, even with OAB. Here are some helpful ways to stay ...

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Understanding Celiac Disease

Think you know what it really means to be gluten-free? Read this Q&A to learn about the autoimmune disease and its common myths.

Understanding COPD: A Doctor Q&A

Understanding COPD: A Doctor Q&A

UPMC’s Dr. Frank Sciurba explains what this disease is and how to treat it.