• Gastroenteritis (“Stomach Flu”)

    Gastroenteritis (“Stomach Flu”)

    What is gastroenteritis? Many people blame “the stomach flu” whenever they fall ill with nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting. But stomach flu is actually

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  • Gastritis

    Gastritis

    What is gastritis? Many people — including some doctors — use “gastritis” as a fancy word for stomachache, but the term really means

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  • Giardia

    Giardia

    There’s a reason why veteran hikers and campers never drink directly from lakes or streams, no matter how clean and pure the water

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  • GERD

    GERD

    GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which stomach acid frequently splashes into the esophagus. GERD occurs when the

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  • Gallstones

    Gallstones

    The gallbladder often seems more trouble than it’s worth. This small storage pouch plays a minor role in the body, but it’s a

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  • Diabetes: Lowering Your Glycemic Index

    Diabetes: Lowering Your Glycemic Index

    Low glycemic index foods include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In general, the more fiber in a food, the lower the glycemic index.

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  • Tooth and Gum Care (Children)

    Tooth and Gum Care (Children)

    When should my child start brushing? Clean your child’s very first teeth by rubbing them gently with a damp piece of gauze. But

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  • Gout

    Gout

    The first attack of gout usually comes on suddenly. You’ll feel intense pain in a joint, most often in the big toe. In addition to being extremely painful, the affected joint may be red, swollen, and warm to the touch.

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  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    Green tea smells different from black tea. And it tastes different, too. You might call it “fresh” or even “grassy.” And if you

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  • Ginger

    Ginger

    The knotty, twisted underground stem of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale ) has been used as a spice and a drug in China

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