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Emulsifiers that Might Impact IBD

Emulsifiers, now-ubiquitous in processed foods, could be contributing to chronic inflammatory diseases and other problems in our digestive tracts.

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Smart Inhalers: Pros and Cons

Smart inhalers—devices that monitor your meds and dosing—are the way of the future. Are you ready?

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Yeast in Gut Linked to Asthma in Children

With as many as one in 10 children having asthma, the search for a root cause is an important one. The role that the microbiome plays in the development of asthma has been on researchers’ radar for quite some time. With the study of the Hygiene Hypot...

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Celiac Disease: Is Weight Loss Surgery Safe?

If you have celiac disease (CD), there are some concerns that you will need to address to get through weight loss surgery in a healthy and safe way.

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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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Should Geriatric Patients Use PPIs for Acid Reflux?

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) lists medications that may be inappropriate for older adults and now includes Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs for acid reflux.

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Dyspnea: Reasons for Shortness of Breath Aside From Asthma

Dyspnea, the medical term for shortness of breath, can be caused by common asthma, but there are several other conditions that can cause dyspnea, as well.

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Can Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation Prevent Childhood Asthma?

Omega-3 consumption during pregnancy may play a role in preventing the development of asthma in the child.

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Innovative IBD Treatments: Nanoparticle Ginger

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), consisting of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. Its painful symptoms are often hard to treat, and in some cases, the medications can come with just as many side effec...

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Do Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Cause Asthma in Children?

Mothers who take acid reflux medicine during pregnancy may increase their child’s risk of asthma. Use these tips to deal with heartburn safely.