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Natural Treatments for IBD in Children

A holistic approach to treating inflammatory bowel disease in kids can include optimizing gut health and therapies such as acupuncture and mindfulness.

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Is It IBD or IBS? How to Tell the Difference

Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome share some symptoms but are very different disorders. Learn how they are diagnosed and treated.

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is one of the best ways to help prevent and detect colon cancer. Your colon must be empty and clean for a successful procedure. Here’s how to make it go as smoothly as possible.

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Are Vitamins and Supplements Necessary or a Waste of Money? It Depends.

If you eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, there’s a good chance you don’t need vitamins or supplements. But what if you don’t eat a healthy diet or if you’re deficient in a certain vitamin?

Spicy Food Challenges: Harmful or Healthy?

While a spicy food challenge isn’t likely to have lasting benefits, there are some surprising health benefits to eating spicy food over time.

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Fire Up the Grill This Summer, Not Your Heartburn

Does frequent heartburn come between you and your favorite foods at outdoor cookouts? It doesn’t have to - here are some common sense tips to help put fun back on the table.

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

How do you know if your child’s GI symptoms are caused by COVID-19 or gastroenteritis? And when should you seek emergency care for your child’s stomach illness?

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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.

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