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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects one in two hundred Americans and in women, it commonly presents early in life during reproductive years. Women with IBD are almost three times as likely to be voluntarily childless, although having IBD does not necessarily affect the ability to have children. Women with IBD are more likely to have a complication of pregnancy or a complication of labor and delivery. But, under the guidance of a high-risk obstetrician and gastroenterologist, a woman with IBD can have a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.
When Larry, a former literature and writing teacher, moved to Medford, Oregon at 40 years old, he knew he had found his community. After retiring from teaching in 2003, Larry devoted his time to one of his favorite hobbies: singing. He bought a karaoke machine and took voice lessons before performing at local retirement homes and recording CDs to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease.
These are common questions when identifying a culprit for ongoing digestive symptoms. All these conditions can cause reactions in the digestive system like abdominal pain, bloating, or diarrhea, so it is understandably confusing to know what you’re dealing with. Additionally, these terms get thrown around loosely and are sometimes used interchangeably. Ultimately, food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances are distinct conditions that have different dietary treatments.
Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy barbecues, campfires, and fireworks. Unfortunately, with all this fun comes some risk — burns are a common cause of injury during the summer months, especially in July. Here a few safety tips to help bring in the summer festivities with a bang — and without injury.
Sunscreen helps fight skin cancer, including melanoma, its deadliest form. “Understanding how sunscreen works can help you better protect your skin, reducing the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging,” says Dr. Rebecca Bremner of The Oregon Clinic Portland Dermatology. Our physicians recommend regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreens on sun-exposed skin to help prevent skin cancer and slow visible signs of aging.