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Jenifer K. Lehrer, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Gastroenterologist at the Department of Gastroenterology, Aria - Jefferson Health Torresdale, Jefferson Digestive Diseases Network, Philadelphia, PA. Medical reviewer for the VeriMed Healthcare Network.

Latest by Jenifer K. Lehrer, M.D.

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Medication

PPI Medication and Childhood Fractures

Did you know that children prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 22 percent increased risk of fractures?

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Crohn's: Promising New Study on Preventing Strictures

Patients with Crohn’s disease often have to deal with intestinal fibrosis but a new study may provide a way to prevent this symptoms and the need for surgeries.

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Crohn's Disease: Two Subtypes Discovered by Researchers

Here’s how to understand the two distinct subtypes of Crohn’s disease.

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Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad For Your Health

If you're on the yo-yo diet cycle of constantly losing and regaining weight, you could be doing real harm to your brain, heart, and gut microbiome.

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Acid Reflux: Elevating the Head of the Bed Can Help

Elevating the head of the bed is most helpful way to relieve overnight acid reflux.

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Reflux: 5 Ways to Banish the Burn

Here are five ways to reduce your reflux without medication.

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Early Use of Biologics in IBD

Over time, biologics may help reduce inflammation in the colon and intestines.

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How Biologics Help Colitis Over Time

Biologics have shown to be very useful in reducing inflammation.

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Seasonal Allergies & Reflux

Allergies can make your acid reflux symptoms worse. Here’s what you can do.

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Improving Acid Reflux: How Long Until You See Results?

There are several factors that play a role in how quickly acid reflux patients begin to respond to treatment.