The Big Question

Do probiotics work?

November 25, 2014

Dozens of yogurts and other food products claim they contain "good" bacteria that promote a healthy digestive system. But do they work? We spoke to Dr. Stefano Guandalini about the latest research on pre- and probiotics. [Read More]

Are Viruses Causing Celiac Disease?

September 3, 2014

Celiac disease is triggered by the body's autoimmune response to the protein gluten, but do viruses contribute to this reaction too? UChicago Celiac Disease Center researcher Dr. Valentina Discepolo writes about how understanding the body's response could lead to better treatment. [Read More]

The Big Question: Can MLB do anything to prevent UCL injuries?

June 19, 2014

Major League Baseball pitchers have been dropping like flies this season. Since spring training, more than 20 have been fallen victim to a tear or partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow. The epidemic of Tommy John surgeries got us thinking, so we asked orthopedic sports medicine surgeon J. Martin Leland, MD, can MLB do anything to prevent UCL injuries? [Read More]
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