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Dr Janice Jang to Join the DDAR Professional Staff in July 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr Janice Jang will be joining our professional staff in July 2021. Dr Jang will be completing her fellowship in Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health in June 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Cambridge MA (June 2010 Graduate) and her Medical Doctorate from NYU …

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth What is SIBO? Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria. The Problem The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion …

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What IBD patients should know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is reprinted from the CCFA March 11, 2020 email blast to their provider network. We understand that there’s a lot of information in the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and you may be concerned. The CCFA Foundation is available to help you make sense of the information and take the precautions recommended by …

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Update on Ranitidine/Zantac

As you may have read, the FDA recently released a warning regarding Ranitidine a medication frequently used for heartburn.  They reported that they found low levels of a carcinogenic impurity called NDMA (N-nitodimetylamine) in some ranitidine medications including the brand name version, Zantac.  Recently, this same impurity was found in other blood pressure medications that …

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month May has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in concert with all public and private healthcare providers, are working to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging at risk populations to get tested. Hepatitis means inflammation of …

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Living with Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects over 780,000 American.  The combination of the right medication management and lifestyle habits can help you manage your symptoms, and allow you to pursue your personal and professional goals. Here are a few healthy tips to help control your Crohn’s Symptoms. Stay Active:  For people …

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Increasing Rate of Colon Cancer in Younger Adults

 The American Cancer Society recently announced the results of their study which showed colorectal cancer rates have dramatically increased among younger adults, those born between 1960 and 1980 (Generation X) and those born between 1980’s to 2000’s (Millennials).  According to Rebecca Siegel MPH from the American Cancer Society, “individuals born in 1990 now have double …

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