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9 Fruits and Veggies to Keep on Your Shopping List

9 Veggies and Fruits to Keep on Your Shopping List (Infographic)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, infographic, kale

Although watercress dominated other veggies in a new study on nutrient density, eating a variety of veggies and fruit is still important. Discover nine of our favorites.

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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.

Woman in pain

When Fistula Interferes With Your Life, Get Help

Tags: childbirth, Crohn's disease, digestive disease, digestive health, fistula

If your bowels and urinary tract are like a plumbing system, a fistula is like an untrained plumber — connecting things that should not be connected. The good news: It is typically treatable.

Sick Chid Vomiting

Do You Know When to Visit the ER for Vomiting?

Tags: crohn's, Crohn's disease, food poisoning, stomach ache, stomach flu

Vomiting can be tied to different conditions that may pass on their own. In other cases, you may need a trip to the emergency room for intravenous fluids. Know when to treat the issue at home and when to see a doctor.

Fresh Apples

Make the Most of Your Farmer’s Market Trip (Slideshow)

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy oils, whole grains

Farmer’s markets bring fresh food to the neighborhood and boost the local economy. They save on shipping and fuel (and make our planet happy). Join Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Laura Jeffers as she shares these tips for shopping at a farmer’s market.

bowel discomfort

Help for Fecal Incontinence: Take Control of Your Bowels

Tags: bowel control issues, bowel disorder, diarrhea, fecal incontinence

Bowel problems aren't as uncommon as you might think. Treatment is available, and you don't need to suffer from this uncomfortable disorder.

Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato

Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato With Black Beans

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, healthy diet, summer

Try this protein-packed vegetarian meal for days when you don't have time to cook. Bake the potato in the microwave, add beans and other ingredients and serve with frozen steamed vegetables. It's ready in 10 minutes!

If your family is clamoring for corn on the cob this summer, why not try a few of our healthier takes? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

12 Healthier Toppings for Corn on the Cob (Infographic)

Tags: butter, healthy diet, infographic, salt, summer

Corn on the cob is the essence of summer. But it doesn’t have to come drenched in butter. Cleveland Clinic Children’s dietitian Tara Harwood offers 12 healthier alternatives.

Crowd at concert

Crowd Power: A New Way to Solve Health Problems

Tags: HIV, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, innovation, research

Marketers do it. Fundraisers do it. Smartphone apps do it. Now, scientists are turning to the power of the crowd to solve health’s biggest challenges.

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Rectal Bleeding: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon cleansing, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, fissures, hemorrhoids, Meagan Costedio, rectal bleeding, rectal cancer

Minor rectal bleeding can be alarming. Most of us worry that it's a sign of colon cancer. While it's important to tell your doctor about rectal bleeding, the two most common causes are easy to fix.