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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the November 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Here are highlights from the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit [...]

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Slide show: Guide to a high-fiber diet Minimally invasive heart surgery Thinking about suicide? How to stay safe and find treatment Irritable bowel syndrome Early-onset Alzheimer's: When symptoms begin before age 65

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Many Options, but No Single Path to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many Options, but No Single Path to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome February 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for many years. My problem is not that I have diarrhea or constipation, but that I have bowel movements often — sometimes four to eight times [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in [...]

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Inflammation May Play a Role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Inflammation May Play a Role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome May 21, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I've read that persistent low-grade inflammation is present in some people with irritable bowel syndrome, and a few studies have reported on the potential benefits of medications that may target this aspect of IBS. Are [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Stomach pain common in children, but exact source not always easy to identify

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to have irritable bowel syndrome? My 9-year-old son often complains of stomach pain, but we can’t seem to find a cause or pattern. ANSWER: Although irritable bowel syndrome is possible in a 9-year-old, it is very rare. Stomach pain, on the other hand, is [...]

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