Patient Story

‘The big step’

As a 3-year-old, Violet spent months fighting bladder and kidney infections. After a complex ureteral repair, she’s back to her “sweet, healthy” self.

Patient Story

Goodbye to Gus

After undergoing minimally invasive surgery to remove a football-sized spleen he nicknamed Gus, 11-year-old Benjamin Wayne is ready to conquer the world.

Weekend binge? Brace for week-long woes

Those who cycle their dieting—five days on, weekends off—may encounter nearly as much gut damage as non-dieters.

Gallstones—the post-pregnancy affliction

For some women, this painful condition arises within a few months of giving birth. Food choices and water intake are your best lines of defense.

The upside to milk

Researchers dive into dairy fat to better understand its effects on diabetes and heart disease. The good news? Butter isn't so bad.

Colon test options abound—but colonoscopy is best

While labs can evaluate colon health based on blood or stool samples, traditional imaging procedures are the most reliable.

Patient Story

Sweet baby, big victories

Born with a disorder of the bowel called Hirschsprung disease, Paul underwent surgery at 6 months of age for a delicate repair.

Want protein power? Give peas a chance

Split yellow peas are particularly potent in the protein department—and they pack a major dose of fiber, too.

Which milk is the cream of the crop?

A dietitian gives tips to consider when choosing what to pour into your glass or on your cereal.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

Patient Story

‘He got all the cancer out of me’

The average age for pancreatic cancer diagnosis is 71. John Morris hit it on the nail. But now, he's defying the odds.

Guys struggle with body image, too

About 40% of men say they've been discriminated against or stereotyped because of their size.

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