Tag: intestines

What Happens If You Swallow Gum?

What Happens If You Swallow Gum?

[ INTRO ] I was just telling Squeaks about a mistake I made today. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that’s OK. But I always try to learn from my mistakes so I can do better next time, and today I learned something that surprised me! Let me explain what happened.

The Power of Poop — AMNH SciCafe

The Power of Poop — AMNH SciCafe

>>ARI GRINSPAN (Gastroenterologist): Happy New Year. Thank you to the wonderful folks here at the American Museum of Natural History to invite me to talk about my passion: shit. My mother’s very proud. These floating things that you’re seeing here are bacteria. Bacteria have a really bad reputation. So a

How Do Laxatives Work?

How Do Laxatives Work?

[♪♩INTRO] Everybody poops. It’s one of those facts of life. The average person does it anywhere between three times a week and three times a day — so by the time you’re an adult, you’re a very experienced pooper. But sometimes, even with the right diet and exercise, you need

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

From the hand sanitizer at your favorite food truck to those single-use wipes at the doctor’s office, alcohols are used to disinfect things all the time. So every time you have an alcoholic drink, it’s basically like microbe-killing juice… which doesn’t sound so great for the helpful critters in your

What is a gastroenterologist? – John Randolph Medical Center

What is a gastroenterologist? – John Randolph Medical Center

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the field of digestive diseases. So it’s a very interesting specialty. It involves anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum, so the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. So a lot of things we look at as gastroenterologists.