GastrointestinalInfo Center

FDA Approves Rx to Treat Crohn's Disease in Kids
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for Crohn's disease in children. It is the first treatment for pediatric Crohn's approved to be administered at home.
Recommended Sugar Levels May Need to Change
Cutting back on the sweets may be a concern for those trying to slim down, but it should also be a concern for those who want to protect their teeth, say the authors of a new study.
FDA Approves New Rx for Constipation Caused by Opioids
Opioid painkillers bring needed relief to many patients, but they also come with a host of side effects — one of the most common being constipation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new medication to ease this uncomfortable side effect.
Gallbladder Removal Surgeries Were Safe in Kids
With obesity on the rise, doctors are seeing a rising number of children with gallstones who need a surgical fix. New research suggests these surgeries are safe.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
Implanted Device Tested as New Weight-Loss Option
With obesity on the rise worldwide, solutions like bariatric surgery to combat life-threatening medical conditions linked to being obese have become more common. New research looked at the effectiveness of another weight-loss option.
Patient Safety Prompted Shift in Weight-Loss Surgery
As the rate of obesity increases, many patients may turn to bariatric surgery as a weight-loss solution that can cut down on potential health problems associated with being overweight.
AAP Issues New Fluoride Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently looked at how well fluoride prevented cavities in children. The AAP found that fluoride prevented tooth decay and issued a few new recommendations.
Mom's Celiac Disease Likely Won't Cause Problems for Baby
Having a chronic disease can complicate a pregnancy. A recent study looked at mothers-to-be with celiac disease to see if it raised the risk of pregnancy or birth complications.
Kids' Healthy Dental Habits Begin at Home
Youngsters returning to school from the summer face challenges in proper oral health, including maintaining good lunch habits, protecting their teeth in sports and flossing.