digestive health

You May Not Need Surgery if You Have Appendicitis—Here's Why

Appendicitis treatments don't always look like what you see in the movies, when a character is rushed to the operating room. Even though surgery is still a go-to procedure, many people with uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated with medication alone. You got that right: Appendicitis treatment without surgery is a very real possibility. There's increasing …

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12 Ways to Get Rid of Your Hiccups Fast

Hiccups are normal; they happen to almost everyone. Yet they're highly annoying every single time you come down with them. And if hiccups don't go away fast, they can become uncomfortable, even embarrassing. Sometimes the more determined you are to get rid of them, the longer they stick around. What …

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12 Ways to Get Rid of Your Hiccups Fast

Hiccups are normal; they happen to almost everyone. Yet they're highly annoying every single time you come down with them. And if hiccups don't go away fast, they can become uncomfortable, even embarrassing. Sometimes the more determined you are to get rid of them, the longer they stick around. What …

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3 Foods That Can Increase Your Risk of Diverticulitis—And What to Eat Instead

If you have even the slightest working knowledge of diverticulitis, you've probably heard the "recommendation" to steer clear of any of the following: nuts, seeds, popcorn, corn—basically anything that seems difficult to fully digest, for fear that it will agitate the condition. Turns out, that's faulty advice. There's no evidence …

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3 Foods That Can Increase Your Risk of Diverticulitis—And What to Eat Instead

If you have even the slightest working knowledge of diverticulitis, you've probably heard the "recommendation" to steer clear of any of the following: nuts, seeds, popcorn, corn—basically anything that seems difficult to fully digest, for fear that it will agitate the condition. Turns out, that's faulty advice. There's no evidence …

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