Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘Laura Raffals’

February 29, 2016

Another Reason for Teens to Eat Their Vegetables

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

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 […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Laura Raffals, teenagers, ulcerative colitis

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 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

December 1, 2013

Smoking Linked to More Aggressive Crohn’s Disease

By brentwestra brentwestra

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. […]

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Tags: Laura Raffals, smoking

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