The details may make you uncomfortable, but fecal transplants are working wonders for patients who suffer recurring bouts of gut infections, such as Clostridium difficile. Donors help recipients rebuild healthy gut flora.
To take control of irritable bowel syndrome, patients should stick to a diet that limits certain foods, including milk, beans and some fruits and vegetables. Get a convenient chart that details a low-“fodmap” diet.
Celiac disease causes your body to be unable to absorb nutrients from many foods. Gastroenterologist Bret Lashner, MD, talks about celiac disease and how to cope if you have it.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. In 2009, 136,717 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 51,848 (38%) people died from it. Bret Lashner, MD, talks about how to help prevent it.
Sticks and stones can break your bones, especially if you have Crohn’s disease. Understand the risk Crohn’s patients have for osteoporosis, and what can be done to prevent it.
Collaboration has always, and will always, further discoveries in science and medicine. A six-year, $64.6 million dollar NIH grant awarded to Cleveland’s Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) will further new research for disease and treatment options.
If your doctor offers to enroll you into a clinical trial, should you agree? What is a clinical trial, and what are the benefits and risks of volunteering?