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  • Peptic Ulcers for Parents


    Many people think that spicy foods cause ulcers, but the truth is that bacteria are the main culprit. Learn more about peptic ulcers.

  • Ulcers for Teens


    Doctors once thought that stress, spicy foods, and alcohol caused most stomach ulcers. But ulcers are actually caused by a particular bacterial infection, by certain medications, or from smoking. Read all about ulcers.

  • Ulcerative Colitis for Parents


    Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that happens only in the colon. It causes the inner lining of the colon to get red and swollen with sores called ulcers.

  • Ulcerative Colitis for Teens


    Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that happens only in the colon. It causes the inner lining of the colon to get red and swollen with sores called ulcers.

  • Transition of Care: Ulcerative Colitis for Parents


    Most teens with ulcerative colitis should transition to an adult health care provider when they're between 18 and 21 years old. Here's how parents can help them do that.

  • Helicobacter pylori for Parents


    H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.

  • Digestive System for Parents


    Conditions that affect the intestines, liver, pancreas, and other organs in the digestive tract.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Parents


    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two chronic diseases that cause intestinal inflammation: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although they have features in common, there are some important differences.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Teens


    Inflammatory bowel disease is an ongoing illness caused by an inflammation of the intestines. There are two kinds of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

  • Digestive System for Teens


    This section has information on conditions that affect the digestive system, from a simple stomachache to more complex conditions like cystic fibrosis.