Digestive Diseases

6 health care professionals offer tips for getting the most out of telemedicine.

By Anne Machalinski • December 11, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Every week over 1,000 Americans die from it. Currently, one in ten people diagnosed with colorectal cancer is under age 50.

According to digestive diseases specialist Lynn Connolly, MD, colon cancer has been on the rise in people under age 50 [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Find out what may be the cause your stomach pain

By uclahealth • October 1, 2020

Dear Doctor: What on earth is a “gutoscopy”? We saw it on the news -- something about a pill that goes in one end and comes out the other, but it sounded more like science fiction than anything real.

Dear Reader: Your question brings us to the brave new world of [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 18, 2020

What patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease should know

By uclahealth • June 10, 2020

A new Covid-19 related illness is affecting kids

By uclahealth • June 8, 2020

Find new information about weight control here

By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020

The causes behind bellyaches

By uclahealth • September 30, 2019

Regular bowel movements are the top indicator of a healthy digestive tract. While every person is different, having a bowel movement daily or several times a week is typical. Abnormal bowel habits may indicate an underlying health condition. Although it can feel awkward, don’t be embarrassed to speak with your [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2019

“We tried other hospitals, but this is the only place we can bring her,” says Joe Pineda, father to 12-year-old Elyse Pineda. “Elise has chronic pseudo obstruction, which means her bowels get backed up. She’s had this condition since birth. Whenever they have events like Beauty Bus it helps [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019