DDAR News

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Brian | February 1, 2019

Early detection is vital, over 90% of all cases of colon cancer can be prevented with recommended screening. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is one of the most detectable and, if found early enough, most treatable forms of cancer. […]

Living with Crohn’s Disease

By Brian | June 1, 2018

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 […]

New Guidelines for Screening Colonoscopies

By Brian | May 1, 2018

American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening at age 45 New guidelines from the American Cancer Society were released today recommending moving up colon cancer screening to age 45 for anyone who is average risk.  Previously, the recommendation was to […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

By Brian | March 1, 2018

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 […]

Increasing Rate of Colon Cancer in Younger Adults

By Brian | March 1, 2017

 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 […]

Medical Specialty Group Homes

By Brian | January 1, 2017

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 […]

What I Need to Know About Diarrhea

By Brian | August 1, 2016

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 […]

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

By Brian | February 1, 2016

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 […]

Understanding Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

By Brian | January 1, 2016

Esophageal Cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States. Clinical Studies have shown that several factors can make a person more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus.  The most recognized factor is whether a person […]

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week 2015

By Brian | November 1, 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 […]

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