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HealthThanks to increased awareness about the need for screening, colorectal cancer rates in Pennsylvania and throughout the Lehigh Valley are falling, just as they are throughout the northeast -- which used to lead the nation in death rates. A new report in...
Premium Health News ServiceThere's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company -- which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...
Food is one of life's pleasures, but it can also be like a drug. "I actually felt a physical pull to food when I saw something I couldn't help myself." Two years ago Dallas resident Miranda Martinez reached her breaking point. "I had completely given up...
March is awareness month for colorectal cancer — cancer of the colon or rectum. According to www.preventcancer.org, this year, more than 142,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease. Nearly 51,400 will die. “Colonoscopies are not that...
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While most people don't like to talk about inflammatory bowel disease — it's not exactly coffee chatter — Jennifer Martin is happy discussing how her surgery to treat it saved her life. In April 2009, the 27-year-old Costa Mesa resident was...
Tags: Intestine, Diabetes, Heart Problems, Surgery, Human Body
For 10-year-old Jacob Krause, getting ready for the new school year wasn't a simple matter of back-to-school shopping. It also involved working out logistics for getting to the bathroom as many as 20 times during a single school day. The Clarksville...
Vital Signs Health Blog - Orlando SentinelNemours , which operates children's specialty clinics in Orlando and is opening a children's hospital at Lake Nona, will be part of a nationwide experiment that could help kids with inflammatory bowel disease. The idea, funded by a $12 million grant...
What do the iPad, the band Nirvana and the Fosbury Flop have to do with your professional and personal well-being? They certainly don't represent anything just a little different or just a little better. They all represented radical change -- they...
AP Science WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that vaccines are not to blame for autism. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision last year by a special vaccine court, which concluded there's...
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HealthKey.com contributorThe Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) can help alleviate and possibly cure a number of debilitating digestive disorders, including Crohn's, celiac and irritable bowel disease ( IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis and chronic diarrhea....
AP Medical WriterU.S. health officials have for the first time released contraception safety guidelines for more than 1 million women who have had weight-loss surgery or have certain medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines,...
HealthKey.com contributorBloating, cramping and abdominal pain aren't just associated with PMS. They're also symptoms of digestive disorders. Here's a snapshot of four such problems. 1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Approximately 1 in 5 American adults, most of them women,...
Tags: Hemorrhaging, Intestine, Liver Disease, Symptoms, GERD
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