February 29, 2016
Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) present day-to-day as well as long-term challenges for the adolescent patient. Based upon a study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Dr. Laura Raffals offers insights into the association between teenagers’ diet and the risk of developing IBD. Researchers categorized the diet into two groups: Prudent […]
February 20, 2015
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.
December 1, 2013
By Brent Westra
Laura Raffals, M.D., discusses a recent study published in the Journal of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that found smokers were much more likely to have aggressive disease behavior. The study, which came out of Spain, was the largest of its kind, having examined disease behavior and smoking status of over 3,000 patients with Crohn’s disease. […]