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What Is Long COVID?

What Is Long COVID? By MariaLisa Itzoe, DO, MPH Research suggests that 31-69% of COVID-19 patients suffer from post COVID symptoms The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes “post-COVID conditions” as those that develop during the acute COVID-19 infection and persist for at least 4 weeks. In the scientific literature, these conditions …

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Why are Ultra-Processed Foods Bad for Us?

Why are Ultra-Processed Foods Bad for Us? By Jill Horn Increased consumption of ultra-processed foods has been implicated in the epidemiology of noncommunicable chronic diseases, such as metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases, and has received increased attention from the medical community in recent years. Ultra-processed foods are typically very high in salt, sugar, and saturated …

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The Exciting New Science Underlying IBS Treatments

The Exciting New Science Underlying IBS Treatments By Emeran Mayer, MD In the absence of satisfactory medical therapies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other disorders of brain gut interactions, clinical guidelines identify self-management as a first line treatment. Its goal is for patients to acquire skills to help reduce the impact of their condition, …

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