Constipation May Affect Healthy Kidneys, and Here’s Why

While the occasional bout of constipation is not uncommon, ongoing problems with a sluggish bowel may impact the health of…

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5 Quick Tips for Everyday Health

Vibrant health is something we all strive for—and there are little things we can do every day to help us…

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CDC Partners with Universities to Study Superbugs

Washington University and the University of Michigan are just two of the schools working in collaboration with the Centers for…

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Gut Bacteria and Children’s Health

Countless studies have shown that a healthy, balanced gut plays an important role in digestive health, immune health and much…

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Study: IBD Patients, Providers Not Talking Enough about Nutrition

More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the name for a group of conditions characterized by…

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day + 3 Quick Tips

Over the last 30 years we have seen big improvements in women’s health, including fewer deaths from heart disease, a…

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Even a Short Hospital Stay Affects Your Gut, and Here’s Why it Matters

Being in the hospital is sometimes necessary because of an injury or illness. However, studies have shown that even short-term…

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Is Your Gut Getting in the Way of a Good Night’s Rest?

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the gut-brain connection—the natural link between your digestive tract and your brain that…

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Here’s Why Your Gut Doesn’t Like the Paleo Diet

The friendly microbes in your digestive tract love fiber. They gobble it up so they can multiply, which means more…

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Food Allergies: Is More Fiber the Solution?

The number of people with food allergies keeps rising, and researchers in Australia believe it may be tied to a…

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Study Finds Antibiotics May Increase Infection Risk

The next time your doc prescribes a round of antibiotics, here is something you may want to think about: a…

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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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Gut Health Can Be Passed Along, Fiber is the Key

Imagine for a moment that what you eat might have an impact on the intestinal health of your children. And…

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Is Stress Wiping Out Your Good Bacteria?

More than 100 trillion microbes live and work in harmony inside the human body (mainly in the gut) to help…

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Early Exercise Bolsters Gut Bacteria, Improves Health Later

According to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder, being physically active in our early years may benefit our…

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