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Hemorrhoids - FAQs

Learn about the causes, treatment, and prevention of hemorrhoids, including the importance of increasing fiber in the diet. A list of high-fiber foods is provided.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Learn about causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of diarrhea that may occur in response to medications used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics).

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

CDC Vital Signs Report: Making Health Care Safer

More than half of all hospital patients receive an antibiotic. These antibiotics are often prescribed incorrectly, putting patients at risk for harmful infections. Get the facts on how tracking antibiotic use and resistance can help health departments, hospitals, and doctors protect patients.

Review Date: March 28, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
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Diarrhea

Most cases of diarrhea will go away on their own. However, in some cases, diarrhea can lead to dehydration or be a sign of a more serious problem. Follow this chart to see if the cause of your diarrhea needs immediate medical attention.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Giardia: Prevention & Control

Giardiasis, a diarrheal disease caused by the microscopic parasite Giardia, often affects children in child care settings and those who consume contaiminated water or food. Find tips on reducing your risk of illness at home and abroad.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hemorrhoids: Overview

Learn how to relieve painful hemorrhoids and how to prevent constipation.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Oral Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms or "friendly bacteria" found in foods and dietary supplements that may help prevent diarrhea and other side effects from antibiotic use.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Stool Test: C. Difficile Toxin

A doctor may request a C. difficile toxin stool test if your child has taken antibiotics in the past month, has had diarrhea for several days, and may have abdominal pain, poor appetite, and fever.

Review Date: October 17, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

What Can Be Done to Prevent Campylobacter Infection?

Follow these simple food handling practices to help prevent Campylobacter infections.

Review Date: October 24, 2012

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

What I Need to Know About Diarrhea

Learn how to prevent diarrhea and complications that may accompany it.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse