Are you leveraging the power of genetic testing to help diagnose and treat your patients? If not, now is the time to start. In recent years, usage of genetics in healthcare — particularly in diagnosing and predicting disease — has exploded. Genome sequencing can help physicians identify a variety of hard-to-diagnose conditions, such as […]
When a child experiences fever, nausea, vomiting and persistent stomach pains, most parents and doctors chalk it up to a 24-hour bug. But there’s another issue that causes remarkably similar symptoms, and it’s often overlooked: pediatric pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, is not commonly considered in children with GI symptoms — primarily because […]
Amanda Baerwaldt first knew something was wrong when she began experiencing stomach virus symptoms. But unlike a stomach virus, her symptoms kept returning every two to six weeks. In an attempt to feel better, she changed her diet and became more physically active, but she kept experiencing debilitating symptoms.
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness like pancreatitis can bring up a range of emotions. You may feel scared, confused, isolated or angry about your diagnosis. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed or have been dealing with chronic pancreatitis for a while, you might be looking for […]
You’ve got a medical issue you want to address, but the standard 10-15 minute doctor’s appointment isn’t enough time to speak to your care team about all of your concerns. While it may seem there’s not much you can do about short appointment times or a busy physician, there are things you can do to advocate […]
We all experience abdominal pain once in a while. Whether it’s from overeating, indigestion or a stomach virus, abdominal pain can be an uncomfortable, but often benign and self-limiting experience. There are times, however, when abdominal pain requires a visit to your doctor.
Unless you have had a problem with your pancreas, you probably haven’t given it much thought. However, this little organ plays a big role in your digestive health. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it causes severe abdominal pain and other complications if not treated properly. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what the […]