If you have Crohn’s disease, you know that certain foods can trigger a flare-up. But other behaviors, like taking certain supplements or skipping vaccinations, can make your condition worse, too.
Pain definitely isn’t all psychological, but some doctors say behavioral medicine is one of the best and most underutilized tools to help people with irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic GI disorders.
When your child is sick and vomiting you both just want it to stop. Find out common causes of vomiting in children, and when you should call a doctor.
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
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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
Health clinics inside grocery stores and pharmacies are convenient, but they are the wrong place to take your children for the best care. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a formal recommendation opposing the use of these retail-based clinics for infants, children and adolescents. These retail-based clinics, focused on selling products, simply can’t … Read More
Cleveland Clinic asked more than 100 of its top experts about the innovations set to reshape healthcare in the coming year. These are their answers — the Top 10 Innovations for 2014. The microbiota, or mix of microbes, in your intestines exists in a delicate state of balance. Sometimes, antibiotics used for treatment can undo … Read More