Living with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic digestive condition that causes frequent symptoms of indigestion such as abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. IBS is thought to be caused by having a digestive system that is overly sensitive to factors such …

Mouth Ulcers and Canker Sores

Canker sores are a type of shallow mouth ulcer that occurs in the inside of the mouth on the inside of the lips, the inside of the cheeks, the gums, the tongue or the roof of the mouth. Another name …

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful knee condition that usually affects adolescent boys around age 13 to 14. Osgood-Schlatter disease can also occur in girls, but it is more common in boys. Since girls physically mature at an earlier age, Osgood-Schlatter …

Living With Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition where corrosive stomach acid gets into the lower part of the esophagus and causes heartburn and damage to the esophageal tissue over time. Most people experience heartburn due …

Stress Feeds Pain: Sleep Disorders

Sleep is an important bodily function, but it is difficult to get the sleep we need to be well-rested in our society. Many adults report problems sleeping; stress in our lives makes the problem worse and puts us at risk …