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February 2021 Book of the Month

The Kindness Cure

It’s time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for others, and for our world—can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference, and open us up to a life of profound happiness.

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Latest Podcast

Learn about Lynch & AFAP from a Top Genetic Counselor & a Rare Cancer Survivor

Our first guest, Heather Hampel, shares her inspiration for becoming a genetic counselor and explains some of the rare hereditary GI cancers. Heather explains Lynch Syndrome & AFAP, and shares…

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Contraception & IBD

Are you wondering what contraception has to do with IBD? Do you know what you should consider when selecting your form of contraception? Join our conversation today with host Jacqueline…

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Body

From AFAP Diagnosis to Advocacy: Survivor of a Rare GI Cancer Shares His Story

From AFAP Diagnosis to Advocacy: Survivor of a Rare GI Cancer Shares His Story

Rare Disease Day is February 28th, 2021. The focus of the day is to teach the general public about rare ...
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What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

National Eating Disorders Helpline: For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741 For all others, call the Toll-Free Phone Number: ...
Study Suggests Liver Injury Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Study Suggests Liver Injury Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Oral 11 Liver Injury Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients Author Insight from Mohammad Siddiqui, MD, Henry Ford ...
Study Suggests IBD Patients Should Seek Out Holistic, Coordinated, Multi-Disciplinary Care

Study Suggests IBD Patients Should Seek Out Holistic, Coordinated, Multi-Disciplinary Care

Oral 7 A Resilience-Based Care Coordination Program Has a Positive and Durable Impact on Health Care Utilization in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases ...
Study Suggests Statin Use May Significantly Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk for General Population and IBD Patients

Study Suggests Statin Use May Significantly Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk for General Population and IBD Patients

Oral 3 Statin Use Reduces the Risk of Colorectal Cancer: An Updated Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Author Insight from Kevin Singh, MD, ...

Mind

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

The Emotional Impact of IBD: Doctor and Patient Perspectives

If you have inflammatory bowel disease, most of your treatment has likely been focused on caring for your body. But ...
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IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

IBD Patients and COVID-19: What They Need to Know and Tips for Managing Stress

Sara N. Horst, M.D., M.P.H, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, provided the following insight for IBD patients and their caregivers. Dr ...
How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

How to Keep IBS from Ruining Your Relationship with Food

Instead of letting your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diet control your life and potentially ruin your relationship with food, follow ...
5 Ways to Manage Stress Through Journaling

5 Ways to Manage Stress Through Journaling

When you have a digestive condition, managing stress can be a key part of your treatment plan. While we know ...
Does Stress Cause IBS?

Does Stress Cause IBS?

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been told that if they could just stop worrying, their IBS would ...

Nutrition

What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders and Gastrointestinal Conditions

National Eating Disorders Helpline: For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741 For all others, call the Toll-Free Phone Number: ...
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Did Your Doctor Recommend an Elimination Diet for Your Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

Did Your Doctor Recommend an Elimination Diet for Your Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

If you or a loved one are living with Eosinophilic Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), this free webinar presented by GI OnDEMAND ...
4 Food Safety Tips For Those With Digestive Conditions

4 Food Safety Tips For Those With Digestive Conditions

When was the last time you thought about food safety? We know that it’s not the most glamorous health topic ...
Green Kiwifruit May Provide Relief for Patients with Chronic Constipation Especially if Psyllium or Prunes Cause Pain, Cramping or Bloating

Green Kiwifruit May Provide Relief for Patients with Chronic Constipation Especially if Psyllium or Prunes Cause Pain, Cramping or Bloating

Oral 5 Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Green Kiwifruit, Psyllium, or Prunes in U.S. Patients with Chronic Constipation Author Insight from Samuel ...
Probiotics and IBS Symptoms: What You Should Know

Probiotics and IBS Symptoms: What You Should Know

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you probably have to deal with friends, family, and even complete strangers constantly ...

Lifestyle

Is IBS Keeping You Up At Night?

Is IBS Keeping You Up At Night?

Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) keeping you up at night?  Research suggests that IBS is associated with sleep disturbances and ...
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Study Suggests Spending More Time in Nature May Help IBS Patients Feel Better

Study Suggests Spending More Time in Nature May Help IBS Patients Feel Better

P1108 The Benefits of Time Spent in Nature on Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Patients With IBS Author Insight from Katherine ...
Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

Exercise and IBD: What You Should Know

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), you are likely willing ...
Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Dehydration & GI Conditions: Are You At Risk?

Feeling thirsty? If you aren’t now, you may be by the end of this article. Read on to learn all ...
How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

How IBD Can Affect Your Sex Life: Expert Insight from a Gastroenterologist

Does talking about sexual health make you uncomfortable? For many women, discussions about sexual health start and end with 8th ...

Caregiving

3 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

3 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As if being a caregiver isn’t hard enough, you now have ...
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6 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with a Feeding Tube

6 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with a Feeding Tube

Providing care for a child or other loved one with a serious health condition is no easy task and adding ...
Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking Care of You and Your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis

Gastro Girl is committed to empowering patients and their caregivers with news  and information from trusted, credible sources. Please see ...
6 Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

6 Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver to someone with a digestive condition, the mental and emotional strain can be a heavy ...
4 Ways to Support Someone Living with IBD

4 Ways to Support Someone Living with IBD

Having a friend, family, member or significant other with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can make you feel helpless. You want ...

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