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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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Living With

IBD: More Than the Commercials Show

IBD isn’t just about finding a bathroom. It’s so much more.

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Treatment

Acid Reflux Surgery: Open vs. Laparoscopic

Acid reflux surgeries consist of the traditional, open procedure or laparoscopic. Learn more about the benefits and risks of both types.

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Parenting

Children May Have More Psychological Symptoms Than Healthy Peers

Find out how the psychological functioning in children with celiac disease (CD) compares to that of children who are genetically at risk.

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IBD Relapse After Stopping TNF Therapy

Learn more about anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) medications that can help reduce the symptoms of IBD and promote intestinal healing.

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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.

Teapot of chamomile tea.

Reflux: 5 Ways to Banish the Burn

Here are five ways to reduce your reflux without medication.