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5 things to know about IBS

Do you have—or suspect you may have—irritable bowel syndrome IBS ? Here are five FAQs about IBS that might help you better understand this difficult disorder. 1. What is IBS? IBS is best understood as a long-term or recurrent disorder of gastrointestinal GI functioning. Functional GI disorders, which doctors now call disorders of gut-brain interactions, are related to problems with how your brain and your gut work together. These problems can cause your gut to be more sensitive and a...

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4/5/2021 9:43:00 AM Comments(0)

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myths vs. Facts

As you consider getting vaccinated for COVID-19, you may have questions. You might even feel nervous. That's OK. Learning the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines can help you make a good choice for you, your family and your community. Here's a look at some common COVID-19 vaccine myths and facts. MYTH: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can make me sick with COVID-19. None of the current U.S. vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, the vaccines teach your immune system how to recogn...

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3/29/2021 1:41:00 PM Comments(0)

Q&A: Coronavirus and pregnancy

We still don't know a lot about the effect of the coronavirus—or the disease it causes, COVID-19—on pregnant women and their babies. But here's some information based on what health experts and recent studies can tell us. Q. Do pregnant women have an increased risk for getting the coronavirus? A. It doesn't appear that pregnancy and childbirth increase the risk for infection with the virus. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , pregnant women...

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2/24/2021 5:07:00 PM Comments(0)

Colorectal cancer: Your questions answered

Not counting skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. for both men and women. But as common as it is, how much do you know about it? Here are answers to four frequent questions about colorectal cancer. What you learn might save your life: Q: How does colorectal cancer develop? A: Colorectal cancers usually begin as noncancerous growths called polyps. It can take years before polyps turn into cancer. Q: Who's most at risk? A: About 90% of all cases of the disease...

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2/23/2021 11:03:00 AM Comments(0)

Pass the protein

Protein is good for the body in many ways. Here are 10 key facts to know about this important nutrient: 1. Protein is found in foods from both plants and animals, such as: • Beans and peas. • Dairy products, like milk, cheese and yogurt. • Eggs. • Meats and poultry. • Fish. • Nuts and seeds. • Soy products. • Whole grains and vegetables, in lesser amounts. 2. Most people, 9 years and older, should eat 5 to 7 ounces of protein a day, depending on th...

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2/19/2021 10:03:00 AM Comments(0)