Items Tagged ‘inflammatory bowel diseases’

Crohn's and ulcerative colitis increase flu threat. What you should know:

July 5, 2017

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis increase flu threat. What you should know:

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

With flu season behind us – or ahead of us, depending on your perspective – the possibility of contracting the disease is currently low. For people at high risk of complications, however, the threat of flu remains very real. That includes those with inflammatory bowel disease. Caused by the body’s inflammatory response, inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, Jenny Sauk, UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, ulcerative colitis

Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics

March 28, 2017

The words “thank you” just aren’t enough for this wonderful doctor

By myangel myangel

A few years ago, after being sick for over a year, I was referred to Dr. Eric Esrailian at UCLA. I clearly remember the first day when I saw Dr. Esrailian. It was like an angel walked into the room. After examining my records and talking to me for nearly an hour, he said, “I […]

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Tags: digestive diseases, Doctors Day, Dr. Eric Esrailian, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, patient stories, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases