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How Urban Environments Affect IBD Development

Research indicates that people in urban environments may be more at risk of developing Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) due to these factors.

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Can Asthma and Allergies Make You More Likely to Get Sick?

In the 11 years that our family has been dealing with allergies and asthma, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon. It seems that our allergic kids are sick way more frequently than our child who does not have allergies or asthma. From our experien...

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Specific Carbohydrate Diet Shows Promise in Treating Pediatric IBD

Many diets claim to cure inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but most cannot back up their claims with facts. One diet that has shown real promise, especially in pediatric patients, is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). The diet was developed by bio...

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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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Can Hookworms Hold The Key To Future Asthma Treatments?

Credit: iStock According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 20 million people in the United States have asthma. For most people, asthma is kept in check through the use of maintenance medications and rescue medications. Unf...

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Device Helps Determine Risk of Cancer In Barrett's Patients

Barrett’s esophagus affects 200,000 Americans each year and occurs when the tissue of the esophagus changes into tissue similar to the tissue in the intestines. Often caused by acid reflux disease, Barrett’s can progress into cancer in as much as fiv...

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Celiac Disease: Managing Fecal Incontinence

Credit: Thinkstock Celiac disease (CD) affects roughly 3 million Americans. The condition is caused by an immune response to the ingestion of the protein gluten. This response damages the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and leads to painful symp...

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Acid Reflux or Peptic Ulcer? Know the Difference

Acid reflux disease is the most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, affecting over seven million Americans alone. The condition occurs when gastric acid splashes up into the esophagus, causing damage. Another common GI conditi...

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IBD: Reduce Inflammation With Better Sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 to 70 million adults in the United States have sleep issues. The CDC has even gone as far as calling this a “public health problem” because people who don’t get enough good quality ...

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Asthmatics With Migraines at 'Increased Risk' for Developing Chronic Migraine

There is arguably nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. Nothing. It is a frustrating and heart-wrenching feeling, especially when you are helpless to do anything about it. If you’ve been following my posts then you know that my twins both hav...