Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders
Drugs and Supplements
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Ranitidine (Zantac) recall expanded, many questions remain

As anticipated, recall of the popular heartburn medicine ranitidine (Zantac) has expanded. But we still have more questions than answers. As I mentioned in my original blog post on this topic, the online pharmacy Valisure, which originally alerted the FDA to the issue, found what they called “extremely high levels” of the probable cancer-causing substance […]

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Digestive Disorders
Healthy Aging
Healthy Eating
Nutrition
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Avoiding nuts and seeds for better gut health? You shouldn’t

Nuts and seeds are important components of a healthy diet. But if you have diverticula — little pouchlike structures that sometimes form in the muscular wall of the colon and bulge outward — you may worry about nuts or seeds getting stuck in those little pockets, which can cause a painful infection called diverticulitis. Take […]

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Digestive Disorders
Family Planning and Pregnancy
Probiotics
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Women's Health

Supporting your newborn’s health: Intestinal colonization after elective cesarean section

This month we recognize World Microbiome Day with information to help new parents learn about their baby’s developing bacteria colonization and how interventions in the first 1,000 days of life may affect their child’s risk of developing preventable autoimmune conditions. As I have discussed in a previous blog, the microbiome — the varied and teeming […]

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