Items Tagged ‘diarrhea’

Ask the Doctors - Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

March 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You’re referring to acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, a rare neurological disease that affects the spinal cord. […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, AFM, blood samples, bronchitis, cancer, coldlike symptoms, diarrhea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, facial drooping, fever, kids


Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

June 27, 2016

Pack these tips before you travel abroad with kids

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If your family is planning to head to Mexico, Europe or beyond this summer, not only will your kids will be among the approximately 1.9 million children from the U.S. traveling abroad this year. They’ll also be among those exposed to new infections and health risks. Before you go, do a little planning to keep everyone […]

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Tags: chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diarrhea, Dr. Nava Yeganeh, infectious diarrhea, International travel, kids and travel, malaria, mosquito-borne illnesses, mosquitos, Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic


To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

June 7, 2016

To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

Mindfulness is everywhere these days, backed by science and shown to be helpful in lowering your blood pressure and beating back depression, decreasing your anxiety and increasing attention and focus, even fostering what scientists describe politely as less “emotional reactivity” and the rest of us would call fighting with your significant other. It’s something anyone […]

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Tags: Anxiety, blood pressure, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, depression, diarrhea, emotional reactivity, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mindfulness, mindfulness research, stress