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Marijuana -- Not as Harmless as You Think

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Marijuana leaf If you are a frequent pot smoker, or you know someone who is, this article is for you. There is a condition called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) -- its symptoms are similar to someone who has Crohn’s disease or disease of the gallbladder or pancreas. Washington University gastroenterologist Elizabeth Blaney, MD, answers questions about this condition that doctors are beginning to see more of in their patients.

General Health
Gastroenterology

If You have the Will, there is a Weigh

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

illustration of three balloons in stomachIs losing weight your New Year’s resolution? If so, you are not alone.  While everyone knows that eating less and exercising more are the healthiest ways to a slimmer you – it is not easy. However, there is a new non-surgical treatment designed to help you reach your weight-loss goal – and it begins with swallowing a balloon.

Michael Bennett
General Health
Gastroenterology

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

IBD letters on colorful post it notesAbdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea – was it something you ate or maybe a nasty virus? You’d feel better for a while, but when the symptoms returned again and again, you knew something else was going on. After your doctor ruled out other possible causes, diagnostic testing confirmed you had inflammatory bowel disease  or IBD.

General Health
Gastroenterology

Living with Celiac Disease and Say No to Gluten

Publish Date: 2/17/2016
You’ve just been diagnosed with celiac disease. This explains the abdominal discomfort, gas, frequent diarrhea, and weight loss you’ve been experiencing. The good news is that there is a simple fix for living with celiac disease – eating a gluten-free diet . . .
General Health
Gastroenterology
Jean S. Wang