Lifestyle and home remedies
Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?
A diverticulitis diet may be part of the treatment plan for mild, acute diverticulitis.
Can't afford a gym membership? Use these tips to get in shape without breaking your budget.
Ready to get fit? Put together a winning workout with these easy steps.
Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.
Intestinal gas can be embarrassing and sometimes painful. But a few simple measures can often provide relief.
Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.
Finding blood in your stool can be alarming. While the cause of rectal bleeding often isn't serious, see a doctor to have this symptom evaluated.
Tests and diagnosis
A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.
Treatments and drugs
You might be hesitant to get back into all the activities you enjoyed before your ostomy surgery. Find out how to regain your self-confidence.
May. 21, 2011
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