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Jane’s Blog Diverticulitis No More

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Jane’s Blog Diverticulitis No More

Diverticulitis is preceded by Diverticulosis. The colon (large bowel) is a long tube-like structure that stores and then eliminates waste material left over after digestion of food. Some experts believe that abnormal intermittent high pressure in the colon due to muscle spasm or straining often as a result of constipation &/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), causes weak spots-bulging pockets of tissue (called diverticula), that push out from the bowel walls like grapes. Once diverticula form, they do not disappear by themselves and becomes known as diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a common condition in the United States that affects half of all people...

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Jane's Blog The Stomach Bug - Noro Virus

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Jane's Blog The Stomach Bug - Noro Virus

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the Norovirus is the most common type of foodborne illness in the United States. Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America says, “Studies have shown that the majority of outbreaks occur when food is contaminated by food service workers. With norovirus, it's a very abrupt onset - within a day or two - and vomiting is the predominant symptom.”  Typically most children and adults infected with this virus will experience violent stomach pain, nausea,...

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