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IBS: It’s Not All In Her Head, Or His

Is IBS different for men and women? Why is it more common for women to be diagnosed? Are men suffering in silence? We get to the bottom of these questions and more with two longtime IBS patient advocates, Johannah Ruddy,…

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Superhero Patient Advocates Volume 1

Host Jacqueline Gaulin recaps some of the inspirational stories of patients who have turned their rare GI diagnoses into positive acts of advocacy for better care and available information on their specific conditions. We also highlight some of the GI…

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Patient Voices: Nancy Lazarus on Life with Achalasia

Nancy Lazarus struggled with debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms for 8 years before doctors discovered she had a rare condition called Achalasia. Achalasia is a dysfunction of the muscles in the esophagus that disrupts the proper mechanics of food and liquid flow…

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Living With An Ostomy; A Marathon You Can Finish

Collin Jarvis was a 21 year old nationally ranked middle and long distance runner with Olympic aspirations before being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, which ultimately required ileostomy surgery. Hear how Collin rose above his challenges, made a return to marathon…

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Pancreas 101: What You Should Know

The pancreas is an organ and a gland that plays essential roles in digestion and controlling blood sugar. Dr. Allison Yang of New York Presbyterian Hospital tells us what we need to know about the pancreas, why it's important, what…

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Why Colorectal Cancer Screening Can’t Wait!

Dr. Renee Williams, renowned gastroenterologist and Associate Professor within the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone, explains disparities in colorectal cancer screenings among African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, and how they worsened during the COVID pandemic. Dr. Williams explains…

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