Health News

Smoke Damage Hits Low and Long
Damage from smoking can creep below our lungs. Our stomachs can hurt, the pain can spread into the colon, and the pain can stay even if we quit.
Affected On the Out and In
What happens on the outside can affect us on the inside. And it happens both ways, specifically among patients with psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases.
When Sticks And Stones Can Break Your Bones
Loss of bone mass with age is normal but can be dangerous if it occurs too quickly or prematurely. Low bone mass results in weak bones that have a higher chance of fracture.
Kids with Crohn’s Have New Exam Option
Concerns about radiation exposure to children with stomach trouble is a thing of the past. More options are available to examine children with inflammatory bowel syndrome or Crohn disease.
Radiating Health with Digestive Issues?
For people suffering from digestive disorders, medical testing and scans can become a regular practice as doctors attempt to evaluate and diagnose the nature of their problems.
Are IBD Drugs Safe During Pregnancy?
When you're pregnant, you try to avoid putting any unnecessary chemicals into your body. But what if you're an expectant mom with inflammatory bowel disease – is it safe to take your meds?
Treating Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is a condition that can cause swelling and irritation in any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth all the way to the rectum. While there is no cure for Crohn's disease, there are ways to control the swelling and other symptoms.
Calming the Cancer of Inflammation
Inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD ) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are major risk factors for colorectal cancer. Why? Because these diseases cause constant inflammation - something cancer thrives on.
What is Fungus Doing in Your Body?
You probably don't think too deeply about what's in your gut at any given moment. But it's home to a wild and diverse community of microbes, and now - fungi.
What Do Bones Have to Do with Crohn's?
What does the “age” of a child's bones have to do with Crohn's disease? It may sound strange, but poor bone growth is a sign of the disease's toll on a pediatric Crohn's patient.