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A Good Doctor is Hard to Find

Finding a good rheumatologist is like dating: You may have to try a few before finding 'the one.'

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Germy Stethoscopes in the ICU – and a Cleaning Solution

Your doctor’s stethoscope could be covered with potentially harmful bacteria — including Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections.

By Diane Domina

Truth About Probiotics and Prebiotics for IBD

Are probiotic and prebiotic supplements really effective for IBD and IBS? A nutritionist answers your top questions about the latest research.

By Nancy Monson

One Allergist Shares the Challenges of Treating Chronic Hives

Learn about how one allergist treats chronic hives in the indebt interview with Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

By Lara DeSanto

Study Aims to Identify Diet to Help Manage Crohn's Disease

There's no specific "Crohn's-friendly diet," but this new study is looking to change that. Here's what you should know.

By Lara DeSanto

We Know Why You Sometimes Lie to Your Doctor

There are many reasons you might lie to your doctors, but new surveys say the fear of being judged and embarrassed are two of the biggest.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Are You Worried About the Security of Your Personal Health Info?

When it comes to personal health information, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies — not hackers — are responsible for most security breaches.

By Diane Domina

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

By Rachel Zohn

10 Questions to Ask Your GI About Ulcerative Colitis

Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Task Force Recommends Alcohol Screening

Guidelines issues by the U.S. Preventive Task Force recommend that primary care doctors screen adults over age 18 for unhealthy alcohol use.

By Diane Domina