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How Can Celiac Disease Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?

One in 100 people have celiac disease, but many of them remain undiagnosed. Here are ways in which celiac can affect your reproductive health.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Is This Just An IBD Flare, or Pancreatic Cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic those of IBD, so sometimes, it's hard to tell if it's just a typical IBD flare, or something more. Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing new and different symptoms of IBD.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Does Acid Reflux or Barrett’s Up Cancer Risk?

A 2018 study is a reminder that reflux patients must remain vigilant in taking care of their health.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

The Links Between Sleep and GI Health

A look at the reasons why sleep disturbances are common in those with gastrointestinal disease.

By Martin Reed

New Research on How Your Gut Relates to Anxiety

How does bacteria living in your intestines communicate with your brain about moods and levels of anxiety?

By Eileen Bailey

Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

IBD and Heart Disease

As excess inflammation builds up the body, disease and other complications are born.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

Tom Brady says to “hold the nightshades,” but should you?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.