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March 27, 2014

Gregory Gores, M.D., Receives 2014 AGA Distinguished Mentor Award

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Congratulations to Gregory Gores, M.D., who recently received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Gores is the current Executive Dean for Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., responsible for the leadership and management of all Mayo research centers, divisions, programs, and other research activity. In assuming this role, Dr. Gores […]

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Tags: gastroenterology


December 9, 2013

Mayo Clinic Debuts Two New Blogs Focused on Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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  We are excited to unveil Mayo Clinic’s newest blogs, which focus on celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). The blogs feature commentary from Mayo Clinic experts about most recent news and advances within each disease, specifically: Study findings News alerts Clinical trials Upcoming events Disease management […]

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Tags: celiac disease, Crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


November 12, 2013

Reducing the Panic of Fecal Incontinence

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From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Imagine the distress of waiting in a stalled checkout line, the bathrooms located at the back of the store, when your bowels begin to rumble and you have the uncontrollable urge to go. For those with fecal incontinence, panic ensues with the very thought of being caught unprepared at […]

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, gastroenterology


August 30, 2013

Vedolizumab Effective for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease – IBD in the News

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Sunanda Kane, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses two studies recently published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” (ulcerative colitis study | Crohn’s disease study) that found patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease benefited from treatment with vedolizumab compared with placebo. Dr. […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


August 22, 2013

Tips for Maintaining a Gluten-Free Diet while Traveling

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, a clinical dietician at Mayo Clinic discuss tips to help people with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet while traveling. Among a few of the tips mentioned are: – Before leaving, contact a celiac disease support group in that area to which […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, Joseph Murray


August 6, 2013

FDA Defines “Gluten-Free” for Food Labeling – Celiac Disease in the News

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses the FDA’s newly published regulations that define the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. Among the positives, of these new regulations, Dr. Murray mentions: -They apply to foods that have the potential for cross-contact or contamination with gluten during processing. -When you see a […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, Joseph Murray


July 29, 2013

Cardiovascular Disease Less Prevalent Among Patients with Celiac Disease – Celiac Disease in the News

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a study presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week that found incidence and risk factors for cardiovascular disease were less prevalent among patients with celiac disease. Additionally, the same study found that patients with celiac disease were less likely to have type 2 diabetes. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, Joseph Murray


June 26, 2013

Changes to Medications Used to Treat Ulcerative Colitis – IBD in the News

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Sunanda Kane, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses recent changes to drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis and how these changes could impact patients who take these drugs. Medications discussed include: Asacol, Delzicol, Colazal, Giazo, Apriso For more information on IBD, visit: mayoclinic.org/ibd

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Tags: Crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


June 19, 2013

IBD & Increased Risk of Melanoma – IBD in the News

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Siddharth Singh, M.B.B.S.,  a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses the patient takeaways from a Mayo Clinic study presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference that found patients with IBD are at higher risk for melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Among the most important […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


April 30, 2013

Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) & Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – IBD in the News

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Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses the implications of recent article published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that found a group of patients with IBS to have higher CDAI scores than patients with Crohn’s disease. Specifically, Dr. Loftus mentions: – Because […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, Edward Loftus, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


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