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Breakthrough Digestive Disorders Research: Conditions affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract.


Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

 

Forthcoming Electronic Book on

Metabolism and MetabolOMICS, 2013

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP and Ritu Saxena, Ph.D., Editors

Book will cover innovations in

  • Digestive Disorders GENOMICS,
  • Pharmaco-Therapy for gut infalmmation,
  • Genetic Immunology,
  • Enzymatic-therapy,
  • Bacterial infection in the gut and pharmaco-therapies
  • Cancer Biology and Therapy

of the following most common digestive disorders today

In the meantime, we are sharing the encouraging news, that is, that the symptoms of digestive disorders can be alleviated, and often completely eliminated, with the right combination of medication, dietary changes, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction and surgery.

It’s all detailed in an important new research report from Johns Hopkins — rated #1 of America’s best hospitals for 21 consecutive years 1991-2011 by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper

Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper

Your Digestive Expert, H. Franklin Herlong, M.D. Adjunct Professor of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The expertise you need, in language you can understand and use

In The 2013 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, you will discover exciting advances and the most useful, current information to help you prevent or treat conditions affecting the digestive tract.

You’ll find a thorough overview of what the medical field knows about upper and lower digestive tract disorders (including everything from gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] to peptic ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome to colorectal polyps) and conditions that affect the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

You will learn how to prevent these diseases and, when symptoms arise, the best ways for you and your doctor to diagnose and treat them. The Johns Hopkins White Papers redefine the term “informed consumer.” In The 2013 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, specialists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report in depth on the latest digestive disorders prevention strategies and treatments. Thousands of Americans rely on Johns Hopkins expertise to help them manage their digestive disorders.

In The 2013 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper you’ll get a thorough overview of what the medical field knows about the most common digestive disorders today. You’ll find a wealth of news you can use about:

  • Celiac disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

and more…

Timely Information Backed by Johns Hopkins Resources and Expertise

The symptoms of digestive disorders can be alleviated, and often completely eliminated, with the right combination of medication, dietary changes, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction and, as a last resort, surgery.

Learning as much as possible about the causes, effects and treatments for your digestive disorder is the first step toward living a fuller life with minimal discomfort and physical limitations.

The 2013 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper is designed to help you ensure the best outcome. Use what you learn to help you:

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes as they occur.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask informed questions and understand the answers.
  • Make the right decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest treatments and the most promising research.
  • Take control over your condition and act out of knowledge rather than fear.

Tips for optimal digestive health

  • Maybe It’s Not “Just Heartburn”: Occasional heartburn can be treated with over-the-counter antacids. But if you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor to rule out more serious problems.
  • Should You Try Probiotics? Evidence is mounting that these “friendly bacteria” can help treat many digestive problems, such as IBS and Crohn’s disease. See how they work and are used, and whether they might relieve your gastrointestinal issues.
  • New Ways to Look Inside: The benefits and drawbacks of patient-friendly imaging tools including the “video pill” and virtual colonoscopy. How do state-of-the-art tools compare with established diagnostic exams?
  • Making Friends with Fiber: Getting enough dietary fiber is an easy way to prevent or treat a wide variety of digestive complaints. See which foods deliver the most fiber.
  • How to Avoid a Foodborne Illness: Follow these guidelines to choose, store, prepare and serve food in ways that minimize the health risks that result in 76 million infections and 325,000 hospitalizations annually.

SOURCE:

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/contact_us/

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