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iPhone to Assist IBD Patients

Individuals who suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease and a variety of other gastrointestinal ailments are often faced with the need to maintain daily bowel logs. Consistent logs help physicians track and monitor a patient’s progress and adjust medication as needed; insufficient data or sporadic logs, however, are often not helpful for monitoring

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Updated Recommendations for Preventing Traveler’s Diarrhea

Now that it is getting close to summer, folks are starting to consider vacation travel plans. This newsletter will discuss options for staying healthy when traveling outside the United States to developing countries. I would like to review the updated recommendations in preventing and treating Traveler’s diarrhea (TD). Overview: Among travel-related illnesses, acute diarrhea is

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Recent Study Addresses Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

A study recently published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology further explores the potential benefits of probiotics at maintaining intestinal health while ingesting antibiotics such as Augmentin. The study concluded probiotics, particularly Bifidobacteria, may be helpful in returning to a pre-antibiotic baseline: This study does identify a benefit of probiotics, in part through increasing Bifidobacterium that may

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