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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 […]

Hepatitis Awareness Month

By Brian | May 1, 2015

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 […]

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Brian | March 1, 2015

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 […]

Dr. Richard Moccia Addresses GERD Prevention

By Brian | January 1, 2015

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 […]

Cancer Survivors Lobby for the Elimination of Colorectal Screening Cost Barriers

By Brian | September 1, 2014

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 […]

Please Pass the Broccoli

By Brian | July 1, 2014

Do you remember when your parents had to bribe you with some treat, like cake or ice cream to get you to eat your broccoli!  Well! Mom did have your best interest at heart.  As it turns out, broccoli and […]

Exercise & “Good Bacteria” in Your Gut

By Brian | June 1, 2014

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 […]

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

By Brian | May 1, 2014

The pancreas is one of those body parts you never think about, until something goes wrong with it!  The pancreas is a long, flat gland tucked behind the stomach that does many jobs.  One of those jobs is to make […]

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