Why Scientists Put Your Diet Under the Microscope

If it seems like you know a lot more people with a painful digestive disease these days, it’s not just your imagination. Cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased dramatically in recent years — and they keep rising. Estimates say that 1.4 million Americans have some form of IBD. These diseases aren’t just “trendy” because … Read More

Crowd Power: A New Way to Solve Health Problems

Claudio Fiocchi, MD, knows how much early detection matters for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. But he also knows today’s diagnostic tools generally detect the disease too late — after it has done extensive damage. When Dr. Fiocchi sought a new answer, he turned to the crowd. The idea: When trying to solve a problem, … Read More

Stomach Aches: 5 Things Parents Should Know

At some point, every parent hears these three words: “My stomach hurts.” Most of the time, kids’ stomach pain goes away on its own with home remedies such as ginger ale and TLC. But sometimes stomach aches signal something more serious. How can you tell the difference? Lori Mahajan, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland Clinic … Read More