Game day blog: Browns vs. Washington Redskins

Dec 16, 2012 Full story: Ohio.com

The Browns will host the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m. today. Follow me on Twitter for updates throughout the day.

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Robert Archibeque

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Skin's are amazing. I'm from new Mexico and I've been skins fanfor30 plus years. Shanny was right to rest RG3 for game against browns. I'm their back to their winning days like when Gibbs was coach
Slugfest

Babylon, NY

#2 Dec 10, 2014
Lebron wants to give back to the community as he has some black guilt over his millions.
Karl

Austin, TX

#3 Dec 10, 2014
a Flatulence Fred fart report is required

FART REPORT>

Passing gas: Everybody does it and no one wants to admit it...

This embarrassing habit may seem foul, but breaking wind is simply an unavoidable byproduct of our daily digestion. In fact, the average individual can pass gas anywhere from 13 to 21 times a day..

People who produce excessive amounts of gas and particularly foul smelling gas if youre eating a super high fiber diet, that could be part of it, Dr. Anish Sheth, a gastroenterologist in Princeton, N.J., told FoxNews.com .But if its something thats persistent, and your significant other is noticing it, it could be a problem...

Gaseous origins-

During digestion, food particles pass from the stomach to the small intestine, where the large majority of food absorption takes place. Then, undigested particles pass into the large intestine and the colon, where bacteria break the rest of it down. This bacterial fermentation ultimately releases the main components of intestinal gas also known as flatus...

According to gastroenterologists, carbohydrates such as sugars, starches and fibers produce the most gas in the colon, as they do not get absorbed as completely in the small intestine. This is why vegans and vegetarians tend to be more flatulent than their meat-eating counterparts...

Mostly comprised of carbon dioxide, flatus also contains an eclectic blend of non-smelling gasses, including oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sometimes methane. The foul smelling odor actually comes from a combination of sulfur compounds, which comprise less than 1 percent of the gass composition. And as for that all too familiar gaseous sound? Its a result of the gas passing through the rectum, causing vibrations in the anal opening. The auditory pitch all depends on the tightness of the sphincter as well as the velocity of the gas being expelled...

While individuals can sometimes voluntarily control their flatulence during the day by tightening their rectum, all bets are off during the nighttime hours.People fart when they sleep,[because] your anal sphincter relaxes while you sleep, said Sheth, who is also the co-author of Whats Your Poo Telling You. No one realizes it, unless their partner tells them-

Gas as a symptom-

Although passing gas is a completely normal physiological action, too much flatulence may be a telling sign of an even bigger problem such as missing components in the intestines. While excessive flatulence can reveal a lack of compounds in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, it can also indicate an overabundance of GI components...

Unlike the large intestines and colon, the small intestines contain much less bacteria, and the bacteria that do reside there are much different than the bacteria in the colon. But when people suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), an abnormally large amount of bacteria resides in the small intestine, and the bacteria are more like the ones living in the colon. As a result, people will experience much more flatus, along with bloating and diarrhea...

According to Sheth, SIBO is very rare, but it can be caused by certain diets, stress and a bad mix of medications. Additionally, people who have recently had surgery on their GI tracts or have just overcome a GI bug like norovirus may also experience an imbalance in bacteria. Particularly foul smelling flatus may also be a symptom of infection or an even bigger health issue--

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