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  • Gastritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More

    Gastritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More

    Nearly all of us have thrown up from time to time after eating. Sometimes we ate food that wasn’t properly cooked. Vomiting can also be the first unwelcome sign of the flu. Throwing up material that looks like coffee grounds or finding tarry black stool in the toilet bowl...

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  • Stomach Flu: Signs, Symptoms, & Other Stomach Bug Facts

    Stomach Flu: Signs, Symptoms, & Other Stomach Bug Facts

    The flu shot you should be getting every year is for influenza, which is something completely different than catching a stomach bug. While the flu and stomach flu may share some characteristics, such as a fever and sweats, there are obvious symptoms that set them apart...

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  • Preparing for a Colonoscopy

    Preparing for a Colonoscopy

    Preparing for a colonoscopy can certainly cause a little bit of anxiety. Whether it’s a week before your test or you’re having your colonoscopy the next day, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous. However, knowledge is power—and knowing exactly how to...

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  • Best Probiotic Foods for Gut Health

    Best Probiotic Foods for Gut Health

    Bacteria. The word itself seems repugnant and creepy-crawly. From our earliest years in school, when our teachers would explain the dangers of germs and the need to wash our hands, most of us have had a natural aversion to bacteria. We buy antibacterial soap and use...

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  • Is that Pain My Appendix?

    Is that Pain My Appendix?

    If we can live without it, why are we born with it? Good question! While research shows the appendix may work as part of the immune system, the question of exactly why we have an appendix and what function it serves is a mystery medical professionals are still trying to...

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