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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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Medical Specialty Group Homes

There are over 60 million people suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders in the United States today.  Their conditions range from the annoying complaints like constipation, gas or abdominal bloating to the ultra-serious conditions like Crohn’s/IBD, Pancreatitis or Esophageal Cancer.  A number of “Medical Specialty Group Homes”, more commonly known as “Centers of Excellence” are springing up …

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What I Need to Know About Diarrhea

Diarrhea is frequent, loose and watery bowel movements. Stool contains what is left after your digestive system absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink. If your body does not absorb the fluids, or if your digestive system produces extra fluids, stools will be loose and watery. Loose stools contain more water, salts …

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ACG: What Patients Need to Know Re: New Study Linking PPIs to Dementia

A recent study plublished  by a German Health Plan suggested an association between Proton Pump Inhibitor use and dementia in the elderly.  The following statement was released by Anerican College of Gastroenterology President Kenneth R DeVault MD FACG,  “We appreciate and respect the data in the study, but believe more research is needed to understand the impact …

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week 2015

The week of November 23rd to November 29th is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week.  GERD happens when food and liquid from the stomach move back up into the esophagus, causing irritation of the lining of the esophagus. The symptoms of GERD may include: Heartburn or burning in the chest Regurgitation (bringing food back up) Chest …

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