Corrona: Leveraging 'Big Data' for Improved Patient Outcomes

July 19, 2019
Most scientists, by nature and by training, are in one business: Observe a knowledge gap, and fill it. With that in mind, in 2001, the founders of…

5 stories you may have missed in June

June 29, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled a list of some of the top stories we reported in June. Our readers were most interested in…

In the Journals

Sodium consumption increases GI bloating

June 28, 2019
Although patients on a high-fiber diet experience increased bloating, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that if they…

Ironwood reports positive results for IBS-C drug

June 27, 2019
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announce positive data from a phase 3b study to determine the efficacy of Linzess for the treatment of multiple abdominal…

Commentary: FMT safety alert ‘brought to light many questions’

June 24, 2019
The recent FDA warning due to the death of a patient following an investigational fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) brought to light many questions…

Meeting News

Highlights from Digestive Disease Week

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2019
Digestive Disease Week celebrated its 50th birthday during this year’s meeting. In recognition of the milestone, meeting organizers held a…

5 recent IBS stories you may have missed

June 22, 2019
In case you missed it, the editors of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease have compiled a recap of some of our most recent popular articles…

Meeting News

Viberzi controls gut symptoms in patients with IBS-D

June 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome who previously had an inadequate response to loperamide therapy were…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Multidisciplinary care improves functional GI symptoms

June 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders who underwent 3-month multidisciplinary treatment experienced superior symptom…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Patients with sucrase-isomaltase deficiency less likely to respond to low-FODMAP diet for IBS-D

June 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Roughly half of patients who go on a low-FODMAP diet to treat diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome do not respond to the…

Cover Story

The Cannabis Frontier: As Medical Cannabis Moves Mainstream, are Gastroenterologists Prepared?

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2019
As any self-respecting American marijuana smoker can attest, the nation’s complicated relationship with the drug dates at least as far back as…


FDA issues safety alert on fecal transplants after patient dies

June 14, 2019
Two adults with weakened immune systems who received investigational fecal microbiota transplantations developed invasive infections caused by…

FDA News

FDA permits marketing of first IBS device for patients 11 to 18 years old

June 7, 2019
The FDA announced today that it permits marketing of the first medical device to help reduce functional abdominal pain for patients 11 to 18 years of…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Oral FMT with antibiotics does not improve symptoms of IBS-D

June 4, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Orally delivered fecal microbiota transplantation did not help reduce symptoms in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable…

Meeting News

Healio to report live from DDW 2019

May 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Over the next four days, the gastroenterology community will convene in the San Diego Convention Center for Digestive Disease Week…

5 stories you may have missed in April

May 3, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease compiled a list of some of the top stories we posted in April. Our readers were most interested in two FDA…

Guest Editorial

Call to Action: One Email, Phone Call May Just Save a Life

Healio Gastroenterology, April 2019
It’s hard to imagine that an estimated 51,000 or more individuals will lose their lives to colorectal cancer in 2019. It’s hard to…

Guest Editorial

Budding Growth: Gottlieb Expanded GI Drug Approvals, Fostered Medical Cannabis Development

Healio Gastroenterology, April 2019
In the fall of 2016, I was selected to take part in the ACG-FDA fellowship where I was embedded with the Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn…

Cover Story

Bench to Bedside to Market and Back Again: Revolutionizing the Microbiome

Healio Gastroenterology, April 2019
Twenty years ago, when Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C), released some of the first papers showing an impact on irritable bowel syndrome by eradication of…

Meeting News

‘Complicated’ relationship exists between irritable bowel syndrome, low FODMAP diet

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The FODMAP diet may offer benefits for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but is not a fit for all patients, a