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Latest by Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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Risk Factors

IBD and Heart Disease

As excess inflammation builds up the body, disease and other complications are born.

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Parenting

Discussing the Rise in Child IBD

Symptoms such as picky eating and abdominal pain may signal early IBD, but often go overlooked in children.

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Lifestyle

5 Tips for Staying on Top of Asthma

Here are five of my favorite tips for dealing with asthma so that you’ll have a healthier year ahead.

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Medication

Unconventional Acid Reflux Medications

What happens when medications fail, aren’t tolerated, interact with your other medications, or can’t be taken because of issues in your medical history?

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Treatment

Chronic Illness and the Sibling Relationship

When all three children in a family have chronic conditions, it can strain sibling relationships—but it can also create a special kind of closeness and compassion.

Parenting

10 Ways You Can Better Deal With Your Child’s Asthma

When your child has asthma, like mine do, there are always a million things it feels like you have to know to keep them safe. Here are my best tips.

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Parenting

Tips for a Healthy Halloween with Celiac

School parties for Halloween can breed worry for parents. If your child has celiac try these tips for healthy snacks.

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Risk Factors

Food Additives That May Trigger Your Reflux

Ingredients in many of our common processed foods and sugar candies can be hard to find and harmful if eaten in excess.

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Relationships

When Friends Don't Take Your Celiac Seriously

Ever been offered food with gluten or dismissed because friends and family don’t understand your condition and reactions? These tips can help you advocate for yourself.

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Parenting

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With the Frustration of Migraine

For children, the frustration that comes with having Migraine disease can be almost as challenging as the episodes themselves. Here’s what you can do to help.