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Monica Smith

Monica J. Smith is a medical journalist specializing in gastrointestinal health. She has written extensively for General Surgery News, Clinical Oncology News, and Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News. Given her interest in well-being, it was only natural for her to focus largely on issues related to the digestive system; as Hippocrates noted, good health starts in the gut.

Latest by Monica Smith

IBD Raises Risk of Getting C. Diff Again
Risk Factors

IBD Raises Risk of Getting C. Diff Again

Having inflammatory bowel disease increases your risk for antibiotic-resistant C. Diff bacterial infection and recurrence.

Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective
Treatment

Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective

Recent research concluded that drugs used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation are comparable.

Can Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?
Risk Factors

Can Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?

A daily aspirin, along with cancer screening and other lifestyle measures, may lower your risk for cancers of the digestive tract.