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What are Colon Polyps?

June 24, 2019

Colon polyps are a common gastrointestinal problem. Polyps are small groups of abnormal cells that form into clumps in your body. While you can get polyps in many different parts of your body, polyps in the colon (or large intestine) are especially common. While polyps are small and usually harmless, they can cause more serious … Continue reading “What are Colon Polyps?”

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Should You Worry About Elevated Liver Enzymes?

June 18, 2019

If a blood test reveals that you have elevated liver enzymes, your first reaction might be panic. Any abnormality on a medical test can be alarming, and your liver is one of the body’s major organs. Keep reading to learn what causes elevated liver enzymes and when you should seek a specialist’s help. What Are … Continue reading “Should You Worry About Elevated Liver Enzymes?”

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3 Common Myths About Celiac Disease

April 17, 2019

Celiac disease has been getting a lot of media attention lately. While this autoimmune condition was once a little-known diagnosis, it’s now one of the most recognized intestinal problems. However, there are a few common myths about a Celiac disease that seem to persist. Read on to get the facts on Celiac disease. Celiac Disease … Continue reading “3 Common Myths About Celiac Disease”

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What is Crohn’s Disease?

March 22, 2019

If you are suffering from diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fatigue, you are probably desperate to find relief. If you’ve tried everything to reduce your symptoms and nothing has worked, it’s time to talk to a gastroenterologist. You may be dealing with an inflammatory bowel condition such as Crohn’s Disease. Read on to learn more about … Continue reading “What is Crohn’s Disease?”

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New Studies May Help Detect Colon Cancer Earlier

August 24, 2018

A colonoscopy has long been used to help detect colon cancer. Studies are consistently being performed to help increase the efficacy of colonoscopies, so colon cancer can be detected earlier. If more, and smaller, colon polyps can be detected and removed using these methods, the number of cases of cancer can be reduced. In the … Continue reading “New Studies May Help Detect Colon Cancer Earlier”

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Acid Reflux

August 15, 2018

Acid reflux can be caused by many things. Being overweight or pregnant can cause pressure in the belly that leads to frequent heartburn. GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, can be a pain, literally. Plus, there are those of us who have occasional acid reflux with no apparent cause. However, once you know what you can … Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of Acid Reflux”

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ACS Recommends Early Colorectal Cancer Screening

July 23, 2018

Due to recent increases in colorectal cancer diagnoses, the ACS has recommended that colorectal cancer screening is now done much earlier. It isn’t just the American Cancer Society, or ACS, that is recommending early colorectal cancer screening. They are joined in this decision by the US Preventive Task Force. As colorectal cancer is the 2nd … Continue reading “ACS Recommends Early Colorectal Cancer Screening”

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Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer

July 16, 2018

More and more ways of preventing, or controlling, cancer are being found every day. Recently, a link between Vitamin D levels and those with colorectal cancer has been found. While more investigating through clinical trials is currently underway, Vitamin D levels do have an impact on the mortality rates and survival rates of those with … Continue reading “Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer”

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Top Medications for Stomach Ulcers

June 22, 2018

Stomach ulcers can be a pain, literally. There are several ways to treat them and your doctor can help you create a treatment plan that won’t just treat symptoms but also allow the stomach ulcers to heal. If you have sharp pains in your stomach, acid reflux or other symptoms, you may want to make … Continue reading “Top Medications for Stomach Ulcers”

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Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

May 31, 2018

More people are becoming interested in the connection between the foods we eat and health. Studies are showing that certain foods can help us look and feel younger and can help prevent some diseases, including certain cancers. While more research needs to be performed on this important connection, there is evidence that points to some … Continue reading “Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Colon Cancer”

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