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Hepatitis Awareness Month

May has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19, 2015 as Hepatitis Testing Day.  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 …

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Dr. Richard Moccia Addresses GERD Prevention

Dr. Richard Moccia was interview by The Rockland Times on GERD Awareness and Prevention.   The 12th annual Gastro Intestinal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week was held from November 23rd to November 29th. It is sponsored by the Intestinal Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) to focus attention on GERD diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Moccia commented that often …

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Cancer Survivors Lobby for the Elimination of Colorectal Screening Cost Barriers

Hundreds of cancer patients, survivors and volunteers from the Mid-Atlantic States traveled to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday September 16, 2014 for an annual trip seeking support for continued cancer research, prevention and palliative care funding.Additionally, the group was lobbying for the elimination of colorectal cancer screening cost barriers. Currently, Medicare patients who seek colonoscopies as …

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Exercise & “Good Bacteria” in Your Gut

The New York Times in a Wellness Blog, authored by Gretchen Reynolds show the results of research performed Dr. Fergus Shanahan, Professor of Gastroenterology and the Director of the Alimentary Pharmabiotics Center at University College Cork, part of the National University of Ireland. Dr. Shahahan studied professional rugby players, normal-weight men who engage in little …

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year over 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 people die from it each year. The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with …

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Tips on Belching, Bloating & Flatulence

Many people overindulge during the holiday season.  The amount and variety of foods consumed can often lead to abdonimal bloating and gas.  Here are some suggestions to alievate these symptoms as published by The American College of Gastroenterology and reprinted below. Belching is caused by swollowing air from eating or drinking too fast; not chewing …

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Spyglass Direct Visualization System

DDAR Physicians are using cutting edge new technology at Good Samaritan Hospital to aide in the diagnosis and treatment of gallstones, liver disease and certain types of cancer.  This exciting new technology from Boston Scientific is the Spyglass Direct Visualization System or Spyglass for short. The Spyglass technology provides our physicians with a powerful tool to get …

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