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Study Links Genetic Diversity, Barrett's and Cancer Risk

Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is a disease in which the tissue of the esophagus changes into tissue similar to that in the intestines, with the tissue changes often caused by acid reflux disease. In some cases, Barrett’s esophagus will have no symptoms at ...

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Can Tech Interventions Improve Asthma Care and Decrease Costs?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma-related costs in the United States run more than $50 billion annually — with that number rising yearly. That leaves patients, hospitals, insurers, and employers all looking for ...

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Transitioning Teens to Adult IBD Care

As many as 1.6 million Americans have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, consisting of Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), and five percent of those cases are pediatric patients. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, pediatric ...

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Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea: CPAP May Improve Reflux Symptoms

As many as 18 million people in the United States have sleep apnea. The most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, meanwhile, is acid reflux, so it is not uncommon to see patients with both conditions. If you fall into this cate...

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Kids Diagnosed With IBD Likely to Find Success as Adults: Study

Children comprise as many as 100, 000 of the cases of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the United States. An estimated 25 percent of all cases of IBD are diagnosed in childhood. Parents of children that are newly diagnosed with IBD are often full ...

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Asthma and Winter Weather

Some people with asthma find that their breathing issues flare up during the winter. Fortunately there are several things you can do to help limit breathing issues during this time of the year.

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Medical Marijuana and IBD: Is the treatment right for you?

Medical marijuana is all over the news lately, with its benefits in diseases like epilepsy, chronic pain, and even anxiety being touted. As of November 2016, the state of Arkansas, where I currently live, was added to the list of states that allow fo...

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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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10 Tips to Get Out of Inhaler Trouble

Having an asthma attack when you don’t have your inhaler handy? Learn more about different ways to keep yourself out of inhaler trouble.

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Celiac Baking: GF Classic Christmas Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe

One of the holiday traditions that I have always loved doing with my girls is baking cookies. When we had to start baking gluten free for one of my daughters, I thought those days were long gone. Thankfully, there are actually a lot of really great p...