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  • Giardiasis

    Giardiasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by a parasite. It is one of the top causes of…

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  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes,…

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  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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  • Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes your immune system to attack the small intestine when you eat the…

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  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticular disease involves small pouches that form on the wall of the large intestine. They can become inflamed and cause…

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  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.

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  • BRAT Diet: Recovering From an Upset Stomach

    The BRAT diet is an effective way to treat an upset stomach and diarrhea. It relies on bland, low-fiber foods…

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  • Toxic Shock Syndrome

    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, sometimes life-threatening staph infection caused by bacteria that multiplies quickly and leads to organ…

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  • Anal Fissure

    Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are usually caused by straining during a…

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  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

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  • Stomach Virus (Gastroenteritis)

    Stomach viruses are known for stomach pain, vomiting, and fever. There are several causes and it can be very contagious…

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  • Traveler’s Diarrhea

    Learn about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea.

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  • How to Take HIV Medicines

    Learn the best way to take your HIV medicines, and possible side effects you may experience.

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  • Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  • Anti-diarrheal Medicines: OTC Relief for Diarrhea

    Learn how to safely take over-the-counter antidiarrheals.

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  • How to Safely Take Antidepressants

    Learn the safest ways to take antidepressants.

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