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  1. How to Help Your Doctor Manage Your UC

    The key to successfully living with ulcerative colitis (UC) is a close partnership with your doctor. From remission to flare, your doctor should be there. That's because of the chronic nature of UC, says Thomas Cataldo, MD. He's a staff surgeon in colon and rectal surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Me

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  2. Staying Connected When You Have UC

    A network of supportive people can help you deal with a long-term illness such as ulcerative colitis. But a simple thing like hanging out with friends may seem like a big challenge, given the embarrassment and stress your UC symptoms can cause. And what about intimacy? Fortunately, even when you are

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  3. A Guide for New Parents With Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis has been a part of Jennifer Guarnaccia's life since she was 13. For the last 4 years, the 28-year-old mom has had on-and-off symptom flares. Her most common problems: stomach cramps, fatigue, mouth sores, and diarrhea. "Some days I feel great. But more than half the time it's horr

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  4. Take Control of Ulcerative Colitis Flares

    Calming flares when they happen is an important part of your treatment. But you should also work closely with your doctor to keep your ulcerative colitis (UC) in remission, so flares become rare, says Leyla J. Ghazi. She's a gastroenterologist who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease at the Uni

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  5. Foods That Fight Heartburn

    You've heard about the foods that can make your heartburn worse, from coffee to chocolate to tomatoes. But what about foods that could make your heartburn better? Check out some key eats you should add to your diet. When acid and other liquids in your stomach back up into your esophagus, you get hea

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  6. Relieve Heartburn: 9 Hints for the Holidays

    Nearly one in five Americans needs frequent relief from heartburn. If you're among them, you're probably looking forward to the holidays with a mixture of anticipation and queasiness. The six weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day often turn into a caloric free-for-all, and holiday menus are load

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  7. Crohn's, Colitis May Be Tied to Heart Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 150,000 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who took part in nine

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  8. The Facts About Fiber

    Chances are, you could use 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, N.J. When

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  9. Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Having your appendix removed on a weekend is as safe as having the surgery on a weekday, but you may end up paying more, a new study shows. The findings were to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American College of

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  10. Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have found a more palatable way to deliver a decidedly unappealing treatment that can cure a potentially deadly intestinal infection. Until now, the transplantation of healthy fecal bacteria into a pat

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