Have you ever observed a barista taking your money and then making a cup of coffee? We have! Can coffee cup lid contamination spread disease? Who knows?
A person who suffers constipation and diarrhea as a result of irritable bowel syndrome offers tips on how to manage them both.
Have you been wondering about KayaBiotics when you hear us mention this sponsor on the air? Listen to the CEO, Christian Ziegert, discuss the company.
Travelers' diarrhea can be a problem, but there are solutions. One reader recommends raspberry powder. Pepto-Bismol and coconut may also help.
Listen to find out when your digestive distress might signal a serious problem and when you could manage it at home with simple remedies.
One reader had persistent digestive distress following a colonoscopy. An antibiotic prescribed for something else solved the post-colonoscopy problems.
Readers relate success with the coconut remedy for diarrhea. Scientists have found that virgin coconut oil is active against C diff bacteria.
Three out of four Americans take a dietary supplement such as a probiotic. There is virtually no oversight. Can you make wise probiotic product choices?
Norovirus is extremely contagious and spreading in several states. To avoid it, use conscientious handwashing and disinfection tactics.
Could coconut macaroon cookies save a child's life? One grandfather hoped so. He said macaroon cookies might cure a child's diarrhea from Crohn's disease.
Diarrhea doesn't seem like that big a deal when you are given antibiotics. But this clindamycin side effect can be disastrous. C. diff infections can be deadly.
Clostridium difficile Infection (C. diff)
If you have ever taken antibiotics, especially clindamycin, you know diarrhea can result. A C. diff infection can be life threatening. A new analysis suggests probiotics with antibiotics can help.
Bacteriophages, viruses that fight bacteria, may help physicians reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance by offering an alternative to overcome infection.
What would you do if your were stranded on a desert island? What about if the power went out for several months? What are the best drugs in such extreme situations?
The probiotic acidophilus made one reader's life more comfortable by calming unpredictable and uncontrollable diarrhea. Some research supports this use.
The FDA is considering restrictions on Imodium sales. For people with chronic diarrhea such as those with IBS, that is a daunting prospect.
Studies suggest that drinking the fermented milk product kefir can benefit the immune system and help you recover from an infection more rapidly.