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Crohn's Disease: It's Not All About the Bathroom

Lilly shares the story of her complicated diagnosis and why it’s important to understand this IBD has many symptoms beyond the bathroom stall.

By Lilly Stairs

Is Your Acid Reflux Worse in the Morning?

Are your symptoms at their worst first thing in the morning? You may have “riser’s reflux.”

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Treating Silent Reflux with Plant-Based Diets

If you have silent reflux, switching to a plant-based diet might actually help as much as drugs, according to this study.

By Sophie Ramsey

What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

By Tim Gower

Are You at Risk for Cancer of the Esophagus?

Esophageal cancer is rare, and the exact causes aren't well known, but research suggests that these steps may help reduce your risk.

By HealthAfter50

Fixes for Fecal Incontinence

Several options exist for managing this embarrassing, and sometimes debilitating, condition.

By HealthAfter50

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.

By Tim Gower

What Is Steakhouse Syndrome?

Steakhouse syndrome happen when a person swallows a large piece of food that gets stuck in the lower esophagus. Here's what you should know and how to avoid it.

By HealthAfter50

Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Though anal cancer is still considered rare, disease rates have been spiking in recent years. Here’s what you need to know about this cancer.

By Peter Jaret

IBS Patients Delay Seeking Help, Survey Finds

Most people with irritable bowel syndrome suffer symptoms like abdominal pain for at least a year before seeing a doctor.

By Monica Smith