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When to Take Your Child to the Emergency Room for Gastrointestinal Illness

Recently, some doctors have seen an increase in children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. But when does your child’s stomach illness require emergency care?

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Dietary Protein: Why, When and How Much?

Adding more protein to your diet can be beneficial in many ways. It can help you lose weight, gain muscle and raise energy levels. Here’s what you need to know.

Baby Formula Shortage - Advice from a Pediatrician and Tips for Concerned Parents

Amid a nationwide baby formula shortage that has left many retail shelves bare of popular formula brands and forced some retailers to ration supplies, what do you need to know about switching and supplementing your baby’s formula?

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes?

Significant weight loss is often an important health goal for people with Type 2 diabetes. Although never the first treatment option, for some people, certain types of bariatric surgery can actually change the body’s metabolism and reverse diabetes.

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Are Leftover Rice and Pasta Bad for Your Health?

Proper preparation, storage and reheating of rice, pasta and other foods is essential for the prevention of food poisoning. Learn how to keep you and your family safe from food-borne illness.

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There is Blood in my Stool. What Does it Mean?

Blood in the stool or on the toilet paper can signal a wide range of conditions, from hemorrhoids or anal fissures to colon cancer, and should always be evaluated by a doctor.

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Prep: The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Colonoscopy Success

If it’s time for your colonoscopy, it’s time for the prep. Everyone agrees: It’s not the most pleasant thing. But ensuring a good bowel prep is actually the most important thing you can do to make the colonoscopy a success.

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Diverticulitis Flare Up: More Conservative Treatment Now Recommended

While patients can develop severe complications from diverticulitis that require surgery, doctors have taken a more conservative approach to treating milder cases.

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