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Food Poisoning: When to Call the Doctor

While most cases go away on their own after a couple of agonizing days, people exposed to large amounts of the bacteria or virus can get very sick.

By HealthAfter50

How to Treat Hemorrhoids

More than half of all Americans develop hemorrhoids by age 50, and men and women are at equal risk. Here’s what to know.

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What You Need to Know About Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the small intestine, but it also can affect any segment of the digestive tract, including the colon, anus, mouth, and stomach.

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Causes and Symptoms of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common—and frequently misunderstood—digestive disorders. One in five adults in the United States has symptoms, yet only a small number seek treatment.

By HealthAfter50

Are You At Risk for Ulcerative Colitis?

Find out whether inflammatory bowel disease could be in your future with this list of the top 6 risk factors for ulcerative colitis.

By Sara Suchy

The Best Way to Naturally Stop Bloating and Gas

You can hardly turn the TV on without the bombardment of commercials on indigestion, acid reflux, bloating and gas. The number one selling drugs are all related to gastrointestinal disorders. Here is something you don’t have to buy that will help you ...

By Kenn Kihiu