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Dr. William Beaumont: The Accidental Father of Gastroenterology

Whitny Braun | Posted 01.06.2017 | Science
Whitny Braun

After the holidays, as people are complaining about having eaten too much, or lamenting their indigestion by popping antacids, they probably aren't giving too much thought to where our modern understanding of how the digestive system works came from.

Hope for People with IBD and Those at Risk

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Up to 1.3 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a complex disorder of the immune system that results in uncontrolled inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

A Pill For Celiac Disease Is Almost Here

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Going completely gluten-free is socially restrictive, expensive and time-consuming. Yet the diet is the only treatment out there for people with celia...

Gluten-Free Mania -- If You're Following the Fad, You're a Marketer's Dream and Part of the Confusion

Jill S. Brown | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Why has the gluten-free trend taken off like wildfire in the last few years while the FODMAP diet has not really caught on even though it was developed way back in 1999 and shown to have a high success rate for people with IBS and even other gastrointestinal issues?

The Secret Of Suffering

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

We have been given the ability to glimpse a sliver of reality and also to use our intellects to "see" beyond our limitations, but like small children, we cry out when we're in pain -- it's a function of our basic humanity.

Trial by Water: Loving Your Colonoscopy and Other Rites of Middle Age

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Barbanel

It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...

'TRANS-POOSION': Self-prescribed Fecal Transplant Saves Canadian Man's Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.06.2012 | Weird News

When death was knocking on the door of a Canadian man, he took drastic measures to save his own life -- with a self-injected fecal transplant. The ...

The Problem With Medical Specialty Recommendations: Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

The recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) concerning screening endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus illustrates how a professional society's recommendations can be self-serving and contrary to best care.