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  1. Tips to Ease Your Fear of Pooping in Public Places

    Maybe you dread the idea of having to poop in a public restroom. Or maybe you instead worry you'll have an accident while you're out on the town. Lots of people have these fears. Take some simple steps to help settle your nerves and your bowels. Tackle “toilet anxiety.” Imagine what would happen if

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  2. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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  3. Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of

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  4. 9 IBS Myths Busted

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough to understand, even for the millions of Americans who have it. There’s still a lot of confusion about what it is and how best to treat it. So it’s easy for misconceptions about the condition to sound like facts. If you or your loved one has IBS, here’s wha

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  5. Gallbladder Disease Patients Have Many Options

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles. In fact, more than 725,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat gallbladder disease each ye

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  6. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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  7. Celiac Disease in Family and Autoimmune Disorders

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close relatives and even the spouses of people with celiac disease appear to face a raised risk for other types of autoimmune disorders, a new analysis suggests. Autoimmune disorders arise when the immune system launches an a

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  8. How to Find and Choose a Probiotic

    If you’re ready to add probiotics to your diet, you have a lot of options. Now that more research shows these "good bacteria" may help with digestive problems, you just need to know where to find them. One common source is supplements. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, powders, or liquids. Look

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  9. FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

    July 6, 2015 -- Millions of Americans have used heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? A recent study found that the drugs, also known as PPIs, are linked to a higher heart attack risk. They’ve been tie

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  10. Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as appendectomy.

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