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For almost 100 years, doctors thought that mental stress and spicy foods caused most ulcers. However, we now know that peptic ulcers in children are caused by a particular bacterial infection in the stomach and upper intestine and by certain medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A peptic ulcer is...

The digestive system consists of parts of the body working together to change the food we eat and liquids we drink into the fuel and building blocks our bodies need. Digestion (i.e., the process of breaking down food) may take several hours or a few...

Recently there has been a wave of media coverage questioning the safety of MiraLAX (also known as polyethylene glycol 3350 or PEG 3350) and other laxatives that contain PEG 3350. This media coverage has been accompanied by questions and concerns from parents whose children are...

Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex issue with brain development that can manifest as problems with verbal or nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and difficulty with social interactions. ASD affects over three million people in the United States and has been identified in...

As a registered dietitian nutritionist working in a major pediatric facility, I saw a need in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. There was nowhere that provided the required time and support that families needed in the area of food and nutrition—whether it be for...