Dr. Lawrence Friedman, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • gastroenterology

Affiliation:

  • Harvard Health Publications

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

    There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

    The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking wa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test may one day help spot the earliest signs of stomach cancer, a small trial from Israel suggests.

    This novel technology senses small changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, and accurately identifies chang...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease, if this early research pans out.

    In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant -- stool samples taken from a healthy donor -- seemed to send C...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

    The researchers say the findings could lead to improved treatment for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors diagnose a condition called gastroparesis, a delay in emptying of stomach contents to the small intestine.

    Previous tests have been more invasive, involvi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report.

    The infection is called Clostridium difficile. It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and kills thousands of p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life compared to other children, a new study finds.

    Researchers compared these GI symptoms -- such as diarrhea, constipation and food allergy/intolerance -- during the f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in nine patients discharged from the emergency department after being treated for kidney stones may return with the same problem, a new study suggests.

    The analysis of 128,000 kidney stone-related visits to ERs in California over two years al...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease -- at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds.

    The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn's, found that just two weeks of treatment se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn's disease, one pediatric doctor says.

    "Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children be...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role.

    Regular, long-term use of nonprescription painkillers called...Full Article