Infant jaundice happens when bilirubin (a pigment made when the liver breaks down blood cells) builds up in a baby’s body. This usually happens because the baby’s liver is not mature enough to get rid of bilirubin as fast as it’s made.
“Do I have to eat beets to heal my injury? They smell like dirt. And they dye my teeth red!” “Is it true that eating a lot of protein is going to make my muscles stronger and protect my bones?” “I hear curry helps control swelling.
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For the past three years we have saved a slot on our calendar to list the top 10 posts of the year. In 2017, we shared year-over-year favorites, trending and newsworthy topics and told you about new initiatives. Read More
Even though only one percent of the population has celiac disease, there are many people who are on a gluten free diet for other reasons. Some studies, including a 2015 survey by Consumer Reports, show that more than one-third of the U.S. population is limiting or cutting out gluten. Read More
Being a student with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can be a stressful experience for children and their parents. Concerns about access to restrooms, missed school days and homework and the general impact of managing a chronic illness within a school setting are common. Read More
Under normal conditions, the muscle at the lower end of the esophagus relaxes when letting food in and contracts to block the food from traveling back into the esophagus. This muscle, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), can also cause problems. Read More
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that occurs in some people when they ingest the proteins found in wheat, barley and rye – collectively known as gluten. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body produces antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues. Read More
Imagine the shock a parent must feel when their child says his poop is pink! Surprisingly, it can be common. While normal stools are usually brown, green, or yellow, there are reports from around the world of oddly colored poops due to uniquely colored foods. Read More