Digestive Health Topics


Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?

How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.

By Brooke Abbott

Does Your Teen Have Acid Reflux or an Eating Disorder?

Could potential signs of an eating disorder simply just indicate acid reflux in your child? Learn why these two conditions may get confused.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Discussing the Rise in Child IBD

Symptoms such as picky eating and abdominal pain may signal early IBD, but often go overlooked in children.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Infant AR: Night-Time Acid Issues

These expert tips can help parents who are caring for a new infant with reflux, especially at night.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

IBD Kids: Dealing with Chronic Illness

Is your child struggling with IBD? Use these tips to help your kid deal with chronic illness.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

IBD Kids: Surviving the Summer

Camps geared toward kids with medical problems, keeping on schedule with medications over the summer, vacationing tips to make dealing with IBD on vacation easier.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Children May Have More Psychological Symptoms Than Healthy Peers

Find out how the psychological functioning in children with celiac disease (CD) compares to that of children who are genetically at risk.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Celiac Disease: Pediatric Implications

About one in every 133 people in the United States has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body mounts an immune response to ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley. Children with celiac disease face a...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley