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Most people with Crohn's disease respond well if they follow the treatment plan provided by their doctor, track their symptoms and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
People with chronic liver disease have higher healthcare costs than other people ($18,359 vs. $5,271). They also face significant quality of life issues.
A recent study suggests a new endoscopic stapler procedure may offer an alternative for patients who are not candidates for bariatric surgery.
GERD is commonly known as "heartburn." If the symptoms don't go away after modifying lifestyle & taking medications, medical attention is indicated to prevent complications.
Two new digital tools to help manage gastrointestinal health are the MyGIHealth app for clinicians and the MyNutritionHealth app for patients.
An interesting study supports the use of screening colonoscopy to reduce late-stage CRC diagnosis in patients with average risk for colon cancer.
Early results of a novel treatment of refractory C. difficile infection suggest that fecal transplantation if highly effective.
It is now generally accepted that H. pylori is responsible for most cases of gastric ulcers and stomach cancer, thanks to the discovery of the role of H. pylori.
Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. This year, there will be 165,000 new cases and 52,000 deaths in the U.S., many of which are preventable.