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Newsbriefs: Hearing Aids; Crohn’s Disease; NSAIDs

Easier Access to Hearing Aids Enabled.
In early December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was supporting the creation of a category of over-the-counter hearing aids in order to enable greater access to millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss—about 30 million people, according to

Enjoy Bok Choy!

The folklore. A mainstay in Chinese stir fry, key ingredient in Korean kimchi, and subtle flavor in a steaming bowl of Japanese miso soup, bok choy (or Chinese cabbage) dates back to Egyptian times. This cabbage didn’t reach China until about 500 AD, when the ancient Chinese enjoyed this leafy

Lifestyle Choices Can Help Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016, and that about 596,000 people will die from the disease. Eating a poor diet, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and being overweight are thought to account for more

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers if it is detected early. It also is very preventable if you undergo routine colorectal cancer screening. Several screening options are available, and we’re looking at one of them—colonoscopy—in this month’s cover story. Recent studies have suggested that the quality of

What Causes Diarrhea?

What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a digestive disorder that happens to just about everyone at some time. Loose, watery stools, cramps, bloating, and frequent bathroom trips are all common symptoms.

So what causes diarrhea? There are all kinds of potential triggers; these are among the most common:

Food intolerances. Lactose intolerance and other conditions that

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