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    News and Features Related to Digestive Disorders

    1. Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Chronic Heartburn?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates. Scientists found the d

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    2. Appendicitis Complication: Surgery vs. Antibiotics

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics can be used to treat mild appendicitis, but the condition returns in some patients who receive the drugs, researchers report. Surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy) has long been the standard treatmen

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    3. Study: Fecal Transplants May Help Colitis

      March 22, 2016 -- After 8 weeks of fecal transplants, some people with tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis had no rectal bleeding or diarrhea, according to a new study. The study results were presented at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization 2016 Congress. The research is important because it

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    4. Why Is It So Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s Disease?

      At 9, Natalie Rosenthal started having terrible stomach pains, fatigue, and diarrhea. She had dark circles under her eyes. She stopped growing taller or gaining weight. “I had spasms whenever I ate anything,” says Rosenthal, now 40. “The pediatrician at first told my mom that I had a nervous stomach

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    5. Diarrhea: Triggers and Treatments

      You get cramps, followed by a strong urge to have a bowel movement, then loose stools. If it happens once or twice a year, it’s a passing bother. But when diarrhea lasts for weeks, you’ve got something that impacts your life. Your doctor can help find the things that start your chronic diarrhea. He

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    6. The Facts About Fiber

      Chances are, you need more fiber in your diet. It can help keep your digestive system on track. “Fiber actually works as a bowel regulator and can be effective for both constipation and diarrhea,” says gastroenterologist David Goldstein, MD, of Old Hook Medical Associates in Emerson, NJ. When you're

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    7. Depression, Anxiety Linked to IBD Flares

      Feb. 19, 2016 -- Depression and anxiety can shorten the time between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-ups in some people, researchers in the United Kingdom say. Mental health conditions have been tied to IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for some time. But a firm cause-and

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    8. Stress, Anxiety, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      It's not entirely clear how stress, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome are related -- or which one comes first -- but studies show they can happen together. When a doctor talks to people with this digestive disorder, "what you find is that about 60% of IBS patients will meet the criteria for one

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    9. 8 Social-Life Tips for IBS-D

      Just when she should've been enjoying life the most, Amber Vesey reached her lowest point. By the time she was in college, the irritable bowel syndrome she'd been diagnosed with at 15 was sending her to the hospital over and over again. It morphed into the type of the disease that comes with diarrhe

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    10. A Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea

      Smart eating habits can make your life a little easier when you have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. And you don't have to completely give up any foods you like. "Moderation is important," says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Guide to Better

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