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Seven Tips for Talking with your Partner about IBD

IBD can put a lot of stress on a relationship. Learn how to communicate with your partner about your disease and get the support you need from each other.

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The Road to an IBD Diagnosis

IBD, specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is an autoimmune disease that can be difficult to diagnose. Here is how a typical case is diagnosed.

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Risk Factors

Six Factors that Raise Your Colon Cancer Risk

Here's what you should know about how age, race, family history, and conditions like IBD can affect your chances of getting colon cancer.

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Symptoms of Acid Reflux

The tell-tale sign of acid reflux is persistent mild to severe heartburn. Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the esophagus just below or behind the breastbone. Most people at some point will have heartburn. Persistent heartburn, however, imp...

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Medications for Reflux

When a person comes to a doctor with acid reflux symptoms, often the first medication type suggested is an antacid. Antacids that contain aluminum and magnesium lower the acid levels in the stomach. Antacids with simethicone break up gas bubbles in t...

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Tips for Dining Out with Acid Reflux

Opt for lean, white cuts of meat. The fat and grease in fattier cuts of meat will aggravate reflux symptoms. Meals such as grilled chicken or turkey generally will not cause reflux.

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How to Die Organized: Ten Tips

The death of a loved one is an emotionally taxing time. Much of the stress can be taken out of the immediate aftermath if the loved one’s wishes are explicitly spelled out well in advance. A little prior planning and open communication can ease much ...

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Seven Facts About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Disease has no single known cause, but in the last 15 years scientists have learned a great deal about the factors that may play a role: Family History of Alzheimer’s, specific gene mutations, individuals over the age of 65, poor general ...

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10 Things to Do After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

A loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. What now? Here are 10 ways to cope with a recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis and prepare for living with and taking care of people with the condition.

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Choosing a Nursing Home

Notice how clean and tidy the facility is kept. Does it meet or exceed your expected level of cleanliness? Better yet, would it pass your mother’s inspection? Address any concerns you have with the staff.