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Good News About Kids and Germs
It's a daily struggle to keep your kid away from germs, but it could be time to give up the fight. The more exposure he has to dirt and microorganisms, the healthier he might become.
Can we Detect Pathogens Faster?
Pathogens associated with inflammatory bowel diseases are hard to detect, and diagnosis can take months. Now, a new technique has been discovered that is more accurate, faster, and cheaper.
Does Diet and Nutrition Make a Difference?
People with Crohn's disease have their pick of diet and cookbooks that promise to make their lives better. But what role, if any, does diet and nutrition play in Crohn's disease?
IBD on the Rise Worldwide
If you were alive a half century ago, did you know anyone with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis? Chances are, probably not. But it's far more likely that you've heard of the diagnosis now.
Where You Live Influences Risk for IBD
Living in a sunny region does more for your health than enhance your mood. Clear blue skies and lots of sun are associated with a lower chance of developing inflammatory bowel disease.
Endometriosis Linked to IBD
Endometriosis is a common reproductive disorder that affects women during their childbearing years. It is often connected with infertility, and now, it's also been linked to inflammatory bowel disease.
Combination Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease has no known cure. The best doctors can do is safely and effectively treat the disease, but every treatment has its side effects.
Inheriting Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease is not a desirable family inheritance. But the genes that your family passes down to you could predispose you to developing the chronic health condition.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Dealing With the Crohn's Feelings
Imagine being a kid or teenager living with a disease that has flare-ups that can include uncontrollable diarrhea, difficulty digesting food and pain that can double you over. This is what young people living with Crohn's disease have to deal with.