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  1. Treating Crohn’s: Choosing the Right Biologic

    If your doctor has talked about using biologic drugs to treat your Crohn's disease, you want to learn as much as you can about them. This guide to biologics includes some questions to ask your doctor and yourself. Use it to help you choose the treatment that's right for you. Unlike some Crohn's drug

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  2. Taking a Biologic for Crohn's Disease: Risks and Benefits

    Biologics are a class of drugs that can relieve your Crohn's symptoms and keep you in remission. Your doctor may prescribe them if you have moderate to severe Crohn's that doesn't respond to other treatments. As with all drugs, you need to weigh the risks and benefits. Because they suppress the immu

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Drug for Colitis, Crohn's Disease Shows Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help some people who have inflammatory bowel disease that has failed to respond to current medications, two new clinical trials find. The drug, called vedolizumab, is being developed to treat the two mai

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  10. How to Have a Confident Social Life With IBD

    Chances are your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is under good control thanks to effective medicine. But even if you're in remission from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, you may fear having sudden cramps or worse when you're out and about. The good news: You don't have to give up your social

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