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‘Poop Pills’ May Halt Severe Gut Infection

Posted on 10/7/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYes, we know it sounds icky. But for patients with a type of severe, recurrent intestinal infection, a pill containing healthy fecal bacteria seems to effectively halt the infection — sometimes in just a day — by replacing the “bad” bacteria with “good” ones. Despite their nickname, the pills aren’t actually filled with, well, you know. They’re filled with the important stuff — the naturally occurring intestinal microbes that keep everything in balance and help a healthy body fight off …

When Caregiving Gets Messy

Posted on 10/3/2011 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingMom has had a very rough 6 months. At the root of this complicated, draining and scary health journey is the dreaded “D” word.  It’s the health topic no one wants to talk about. People ask how my Mom is doing and when I tell them there is often an uncomfortable silence – it’s a messy subject. People really don’t want to know the details. It’s one of those delicate topics that seem so private and off limits in polite …