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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Crohn’s Disease Costs The US Billions In Medical Costs, Lost Earnings, And Overall QoL, Study Finds

HCP Live reports, “Crohn’s disease costs the US billions of dollars in medical costs, lost earnings, and overall quality of life [QoL],” the findings of a study published in the May issue of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases suggest. The study revealed that “Crohn’s is associated with higher medical costs ($13,446 versus $6,029) and lost […]

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease can affect men and women of all ages and races. An estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population has celiac disease (CD). Celiac is often misdiagnosed. Once the diagnosis is confirmed it can be devastating to the patient until more information and research is obtained. Major adjustments and lifestyle […]

More Options to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dietitians and gastroenterologists point to new drugs and the spread of the low-Fodmap diet to battle IBS People suffering from a common but tough-to-treat gut disorder are discovering a growing set of treatment alternatives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs in the past year for the disorder, known as irritable […]

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