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    1. 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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    2. IBS-D Travel Tips

      Whether you’re planning a business trip to Boston or a fun family getaway to the beach, travel always involves a little anxiety. What if my flight’s delayed and I miss the connection? Will there be any good restaurants within walking distance of my hotel? But if you have irritable bowel syndrome wit

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    3. 7 Tips for Exercise Success With a GI Disorder

      She’s always been active, but when Megan Starshak began having gastrointestinal issues as a teenager, it put a serious cramp in her exercise routine. “I was running in Florida on spring break in high school, and all of a sudden, I had to go to the bathroom -- badly,” says Starshak, who's now in her

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    4. New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain, Diarrhea for Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea seems to reduce symptoms for some patients for at least six months, two clinical trials found. Based on these findings, the drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) was approved

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    5. Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at Age 67

      Jan. 19, 2016 -- Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died Monday in New York City at age 67. The singer, guitarist and songwriter died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to an announcement on the band's website, The New York Times reported. He is survive

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    6. Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have verified the effectiveness of a quicker way to rid people of recurring C. difficile bacterial infection. A new clinical trial has shown that frozen stool samples work just as well as freshly do

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    7. Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid belong to this class of drugs, which treat heartburn and acid ref

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    8. Psych Therapy May Benefit Irritable Bowel Patients

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis can temporarily ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But, new research suggests they could also offer long-term

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    9. Drinking Water Pipes Full of 'Good' Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking water pipes and water treatment plants host an ecosystem of "good bacteria" that help purify the water, Swedish researchers say. Thousands of species of beneficial bacteria form a thin coating called a biofilm

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    10. Chronic Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Liver Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic drinking combined with binge drinking quickly damages the liver, and is more destructive than previously thought, a new study with mice suggests. "Heavy binge drinking by those who habitually consume alcohol is

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