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A new treatment approach helps people with IBS symptoms like stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea find relief through a combination of dietary and stress management strategies. Alexandr Kolesnikov/Getty Images hide caption

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For stomach pain and other IBS symptoms, new apps can bring relief

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Millions of Americans have irritable bowel syndrome and the stress of the past two years may have exacerbated stomach issues. There are ways to help, including meditation and practicing mindfulness. Alvaro Tejero/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic anxiety was hard on IBS patients. Here's how to find relief

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It's not the pill. It's the doctor-patient relationship. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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