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Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Chronic constipation is uncomfortable, but not dangerous

Chronic constipation is uncomfortable, but not dangerous

Use of the drug etodolac instead of drugs like Celebrex or Bextra could save $40 million annually

Use of the drug etodolac instead of drugs like Celebrex or Bextra could save $40 million annually

Abbott's investigational anti-interleukin-12 fully human monoclonal antibody in Crohn's disease study

Abbott's investigational anti-interleukin-12 fully human monoclonal antibody in Crohn's disease study

Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective

Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective

New treatment option for patients who have moderately active ulcerative colitis

New treatment option for patients who have moderately active ulcerative colitis

Pegasys with ribavirin combo may best for reducing hepatitis C viral levels

Pegasys with ribavirin combo may best for reducing hepatitis C viral levels

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Infants born to women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), no more likely to develop congenital malformations

Infants born to women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), no more likely to develop congenital malformations

New therapy under development for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

New therapy under development for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Patients are receiving initial diagnosis of celiac disease at an older age

Patients are receiving initial diagnosis of celiac disease at an older age

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Smokers face a significant risk of developing colon polyps

Smokers face a significant risk of developing colon polyps

New medication to prevent colon cancer

New medication to prevent colon cancer

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Adults who were abused or neglected as children tend to visit doctors more often

Long-term outcomes for liver transplantation due to hepatitis C

Long-term outcomes for liver transplantation due to hepatitis C

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

Stress won't cause stomach ulcers, but it can make them worse

Stress won't cause stomach ulcers, but it can make them worse

Paracentesis performed in an outpatient setting by gastrointestinal endoscopy assistants is safe

Paracentesis performed in an outpatient setting by gastrointestinal endoscopy assistants is safe

Physicians today perform more colonoscopies than necessary

Physicians today perform more colonoscopies than necessary