Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition?
Did you know that 65–75% of the world’s population has trouble digesting dairy products?
A fun trip to the swimming pool, waterpark, lake, river, or ocean is part of the joy of summer. However, the water that we swim and play in comes in contact with every surface of our bodies and can sometimes carry germs that cause problems long after we dry off.
Part of the fun and excitement of traveling to foreign destinations is getting to eat the local cuisine, which can be much different than your normal diet. Be aware, though, that some food and drinks on your international travels may be contaminated and therefore could cause a variety of illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea.
Food poisoning affects nearly 50 million people annually. While most cases resolve without the intervention of a healthcare provider, food poisoning can be serious – the CDC estimates that each year 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from food poisoning.
Did you know appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain leading to emergency surgery in adults? It’s also the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. People can have appendicitis at any age, but it is more common in teenagers and adults in their 20s.
Food allergies can be life-changing and can be a source of much anxiety and stress for a patient, parent, or caregiver. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 32 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies.