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Halloween is just around the corner. Here are three tips to help avoid “Belly Tricks” this Halloween! 1. Sugar destroys your enamel The natural bugs in your mouth break down sugar. The byproduct of that reaction is acid. If acid stays on your teeth, the acid will...

You may have an esophageal stricture. What is an esophageal stricture? The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. An esophageal stricture is a narrowing of this muscular tube. What causes an esophageal stricture? Anything that injures the esophagus can cause scarring, which leads...

One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs is by washing your hands with soap and water. Many germs that make people sick are spread when we do not wash our hands with soap and water.  Keeping your hands clean prevents 1 in...

PROACTIVE CELIAC STUDY: The goal of this phase 2 clinical trial is to test the safety and effects of the investigational medication PRV-015. In combination with a gluten-free diet, PRV-015 aims to reduce symptoms and intestinal inflammation caused by accidental gluten exposure. Requirements: 18-70 years old Biopsy-confirmed celiac disease On a...

Female pioneers, Duke University gastroenterologist Deborah Fisher, MD, and engineering professor Sonia Grego, PhD, have invented Smart Toilets enabled with artificial intelligence that can analyze stool samples for signs of bleeding, infections, and chronic inflammation. The technology can be retrofitted within the pipes of an existing...