Tag: gastroenterology

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

Psychobiotics: Best Probiotics for Mood?

It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can

Try Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

As many as 45 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): a chronic condition that results in abdominal pain, bloating, and bouts of diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s thought that stress may contribute to the symptoms, and many people with IBS report relief through “mind-body” therapies like meditation and cognitive

Keto Diet: The Fat-Burning Health Benefits of Ketogenic Diet Foods

Keto Diet: The Fat-Burning Health Benefits of Ketogenic Diet Foods

Originally developed in 1924 to treat epilepsy, the ketogenic diet has most recently rose in popularity as the latest and greatest miracle weight-loss plan. Additionally, proponents of the ketogenic diet—or keto diet, as it’s commonly known—advertise health benefits ranging from glucose control to treatment of Alzheimer’s. But, what does the

Cystic Fibrosis: Understanding a Genetic Respiratory Disease

Cystic Fibrosis: Understanding a Genetic Respiratory Disease

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic or inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects approximately 30,000 Americans, leading to chronic health problems and premature death. Advances in treatment, however, have dramatically improved outcomes in the past 20 years.

In people with cystic fibrosis, or CF, the mucus produced by

News Briefs: Blood Sugar Levels & Pancreatic Cancer; Depression & Brain Aging; Gut Bacteria & Pleasure Eating

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of studies by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology. “Pancreatic cancer is rapidly fatal after its diagnosis, with average

Ask the Experts: Septic Arthritis; Virtual Colonospocy; Energy Drinks

Q: A friend of mine was recently told that she has septic arthritis. Can you tell me more about this condition?

A: Septic arthritis develops from an infection in the body that travels to a joint through the bloodstream. One common culprit is the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which is present even

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