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Family Health

Can Acid Reflux Be Learned?

Over 60 million Americans experience AR symptoms at least once a month. But how many of these might be a result of learned health habits that lead to the disease?

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Symptoms

How to Avoid a Trip to the ER With Migraine

Head off migraine-related emergency room visits with these 6 tips.

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Medication

Xolair Update: Six months later

Survey says — Xolair appears to be working its magic six months later.

Mother talking to her toddler.
Healthy Conversations

Talking to Children About IBD in an Age-Appropriate Way

Fully grasping diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of your illness before talking to children about it is key to making it less-scary.

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Gift-Giving

Great Cookbook Gifts for Those With Acid Reflux

Books filled with wonderful recipes for anyone who wants to banish the burn.

Mother and young daughter listening to doctor.
Risk Factors

Factors That May Raise an IBD Child's Risk of Cancer

While cancer risk is relatively low, it’s still good to be aware of what to look for and when to notify the doctor.

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Risk Factors

IBD Complications Beyond The GI Tract

Up to 47 percent of IBD patients may experience one or more of these extraintestinal issues that occur outside of the GI tract.

Woman experiencing pain while swallowing.
Medication

Reflux: How You Know It's More Serious

Reflux that can sneak up on you or stays persistent means something about your medication or diagnosis needs to change.

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Holiday Cooking & Recipes

Gluten-free Thanksgiving Rolls

When one of our daughters had to remove gluten from her diet, I thought that would be the end of the rolls tradition in our house

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Living With

4 Ways to Prevent Fall Asthma Flares

If you have asthma, you know that flare-ups spike in the fall. But you can get through these trigger months. Here are four strategies to try.