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April 19, 2016

IBD or IBS – That is the Question

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Many people are confused between two distinct gastrointestinal disorders: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Jean Fox, M.D., gives us a primer on the key differences, and similarities, between IBD and IBS. For more information about IBD and, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Fox is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: gastrointestinal disorders, IBD, IBS, Jean Fox


April 6, 2016

Can You Teach a Teen New Tricks?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

These days, everyone seems to have a coach. Here, Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., talks about problem solving coaching by telephone for teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We know that successfully taking medications for IBD is critical in inducing and maintaining remission. However, studies have shown that many teenagers may not be following through with […]

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Tags: coaching, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Jeanne Tung, medication adherence, phone counseling, teenagers


December 3, 2015

Symptoms and Diagnosis of IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

How is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) diagnosed? What are the symptoms? William Faubion, M.D., discusses these questions.   For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Faubion is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in pediatric and adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Tags: diagnosis, IBD, symptoms, William Faubion


July 30, 2015

IBD vs. IBS: What’s the Difference?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Often, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is easily confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Clinical manifestations of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease can overlap. However, there are some clinical characteristics that can help differentiate between them: IBD refers to the chronic swelling (inflammation) of the intestines. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two terms […]

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Tags: colon cancer, Crohn's disease, IBD, IBS, ulcerative colitis


March 6, 2015

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Picco, M.D., shares information about a commonly misdiagnosed disorder – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – and what new options are available for patients. To learn more about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Dr. Picco is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Michael Picco


February 20, 2015

Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Laura Raffals, M.D., discusses treatment options available to patients with Crohn’s disease. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Raffals is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, Laura Raffals, treatment


January 30, 2015

Symptoms and Diagnosis of IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

How is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed? What are symptoms? William Faubion, M.D., discusses symptoms and diagnosis of IBD. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Faubion is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in pediatric and adult inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Tags: diagnosis, IBD, symptoms, William Faubion


January 9, 2015

IBD and Impact on School Experience

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

As school starts back up after winter break, Jeanne Tung, M.D., lists helpful tips for children to minimize their condition’s impact on their school experience. For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd. Dr. Tung is a a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Tags: IBD, Jeanne Tung, pediatric care, tips


November 19, 2014

Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the topic of using nutrition in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD.   For more information about IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd.

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Tags: diet, dietary changes, Edward Loftus, IBD, nutrition


June 19, 2014

Clinical Trials and IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Have you ever thought about joining a clinical trial? Many patients have benefited from participating in clinical trials. Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses the pros and cons of entering a clinical trial for new drugs for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What are the pros? Might get access to a drug years before […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Edward Loftus, IBD


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