Digestion

Bad Breath

Do you fear your breath is strong enough to scare small children? You might be mistaken. People are notoriously inept at assessing the odor of

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Anorexia Nervosa

What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa, or simply anorexia, is a psychiatric and physical illness in which the sufferer basically starves herself. Clinically, a person

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Constipation and Aging

What is constipation? If you’ve ever exchanged tips about eating prunes or drinking lots of water to stay regular, then you’ve probably had personal experience

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Peptic Ulcers

What is a peptic ulcer? The digestive juices that churn in our stomachs are great for dissolving dinner, but they can also be hard on

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Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn’s disease? A hundred years ago, before Crohn’s disease had a name, doctors dismissed it as an untreatable illness or possibly a tumor.

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Seniors and Hemorrhoids

In Turkish, they’re known as “bottom tulips”; in Dutch they’re called “anus berries.” But to many who have hemorrhoids, they are simply — well, a

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