Dr. Robynne Chutkan, MD

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Specialties:

  • gastroenterology

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  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests.

    Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the Uni...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn's disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests.

    "We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, likely due...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds.

    For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said.

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deat...Full Article

  • Robynne Chutkan, MD - Washington, DC - Gastroenterology
    Some of the common causes of dry mouth include taking certain medications (antihistamines, blood pressure medications) and overall dehydration. In this video, integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, shares some solutions for dry mouth. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body has an immune reaction to a component of wheat calle...Full Article

  • Robynne Chutkan, MD - Washington, DC - Gastroenterology
    Digestive enzymes are vital to the digestion process; though we make them naturally and can get them from food, a supplement is often helpful. Watch integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, explain why digestive enzymes are so important.   Read More
  • Robynne Chutkan, MD - Washington, DC - Gastroenterology
    The benefits of turmeric include encouraging digestive and gut health, healing inflammation, and boosting immunity. Watch as integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, shares all the healthy benefits of adding turmeric to your diet.  Read More
  • Robynne Chutkan, MD - Washington, DC - Gastroenterology
    The gut plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system -- in fact, 80% of our immune system is located there. In this video, integrative gastroenterologist Robynne Chutkan, MD, explains how "good" gut bacteria works to keep us healthy. Read More