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March 18 2007 Stomach Issues Newsletter

Sunday, March 18, 2007

* New Featured Articles *

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is largely preventable, so it's important to learn what being aware entails.

Rotavirus Information and Natural Therapies - Approximately one in forty children are hospitalized for rotavirus annually, a statistic that included my three year old daughter this week. Here is what you need to pay close attention to, and some natural and homeopathic remedies to comfort your child during the course of the virus.

* Gastric Issues Making Headlines *

New information was just released by Scientific American regarding the recent FDA approved rotavirus vaccine.

No Extra Bowel Problem Risk with Merck Vaccine: CDC

Some obese people who have weight-loss surgery, particularly younger women, develop a neurological condition most often seen in severe alcoholics and linked to a vitamin deficiency, researchers have found.

Neurological Condition Linked to Obesity Surgery

*This Week’s HOT TOPIC at the Stomach Issue’s Forum* – Responses to My Forum Question are Greatly Appreciated!

Has Any Doctor Ever Even Warned You? If you haven't read my article about Clostridium difficile, please do. It's a dangerous bacterial intestinal infection, and the major cause of antibiotic associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. It is becoming a growing problem even among otherwise healthy people, becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatments, and its toxins are becoming significantly more potent. C. diff can be deadly, and it has, and will, kill many people. I almost died as a child from C. diff as a result of almost two months of misdiagnosis.

My question to all of you is, had you heard of C. diff before now? I am sure EVERYONE has at some point taken a broad-spectrum antibiotic, and maybe when they didn't even need it. So, did your doctor warn you about developing C. diff and/or the importance of trying to replenish the beneficial flora in your digestive tract while on antibiotic therapy? I am really curious about this, and I would like to receive as many responses as possible.

Please Click here to Give Me YOUR Unique Experience!

*Helpful Resources*

If you are interested in, or currently practice homeopathy and alternative medicine, it is important to start a collection of remedies (if you haven’t already) in your home so that you have them during the first onset of symptoms. Homeopathy is very safe and effective, and especially effective during this time. To help you with your collection, I normally list any homeopathic remedies I have referenced in my topics at the bottom of my articles, so that you can easily and cost-effectively add them to your collection. Any remedy that I recommend you purchase, I myself own, and personally use for the specific symptom(s) it is intended for.

Thanks again, and I hope you will love the new Stomach Issues Site!

Caramy Spencer, Stomach Issues Editor

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