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A Colorectal Cancer Screening Might Help Save Your Life

Screening tests can be lifesavers. And if you’re 50 or older, a colonoscopy, which tests for colorectal cancer, can spot precancerous growths in the early stages so the abnormal growths don’t progress to a more difficult stage to treat.

Jan 9th, 2020
Most Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain, or pain between the chest and pelvis, can be indicative of a much larger problem. Keep reading to learn more about the common causes, both serious and benign, of this condition.

Nov 30th, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

You may have colorectal cancer and not even know. Symptoms usually don’t start until the disease has already spread or progressed. That’s why you need to know what symptoms to watch out for. Here’s how you can spot the warning signs of colorectal cancer.

Oct 31st, 2019
When You Should See a Doctor About Constipation

Most people get constipated on occasion, but you shouldn’t ignore it if it becomes chronic. If you experience considerable cramping and discomfort, it’s time to see a doctor to get relief and make sure you don’t have a serious underlying condition.

Sep 30th, 2019
How Do I Know if I Have Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are pretty common, and like a lot of other annoying health issues, they tend to become a lot more common as you get older. It's not always easy to know if the symptoms you're having are related to hemorrhoids or another issue. Here's a quick re

Sep 4th, 2019
Living with Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease affects nearly a million people in the U.S., causing symptoms that can interfere with even small, everyday activities. While there’s no cure, there are some important things you can do to help reduce your symptoms and stay healthy.

Aug 5th, 2019
Foods to Avoid If You Have IBS

IBS affects millions of men and women, causing abdominal cramps, bloating and other uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is that most people with IBS can reduce their symptoms and their discomfort with a few simple dietary modifications. Here’s how to get

Jul 5th, 2019
Having Acid Reflux Multiple Times Per Week? You May Have GERD

GERD is a major cause of chronic acid reflux, and without proper medical treatment, it can have serious side effects, increasing your risks for bleeding and even cancer. Here's what causes GERD and how our team can diagnose it and treat it effectively.

Jun 10th, 2019
4 Symptoms That May Indicate You Are Suffering From Colitis

If a persistent stomach ache is getting you down, colitis could be to blame. A common condition caused by inflammation of your colon, colitis could be temporary or part of a more serious condition. Read on to discover the key symptoms.

Mar 1st, 2019
What to Expect During Your First Colonoscopy

Anticipating your first colonoscopy can be a bit unsettling. Knowing what to expect helps ease those preprocedure jitters. Find out just what goes on before, during, and after this life-saving screening.

Jan 10th, 2019
Holiday Travel Tips for Patients With IBS

Holiday travels are supposed to be spent enjoying time with your loved ones, visiting new places, or gathering with people you haven’t seen since last year. For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’ll need to plan a little differently.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Thanksgiving Tips for Managing Your Acid Reflux

Thanksgiving is a great time to enjoy family, friends, and a lot of delicious food. The last thing you want is for heartburn ruin your holiday. Follow these five Thanksgiving tips for managing your acid reflux.

Nov 15th, 2018
When Diarrhea Requires a Medical Evaluation

Diarrhea is an unpleasant condition that can leave you feeling drained, exhausted, and fed up. But how do you know when you should see a doctor about it? While most causes of diarrhea are nothing to worry about, find out when an exam is essential.

Oct 30th, 2018
Why You Should Never Ignore Blood in Stool

It can be alarming to spot blood in your stool or on the toilet paper when you visit the bathroom. In most cases there’s little to worry about, but you should never ignore this symptom. In this blog, we’ll explore what the causes of blood in your stool mig

Sep 27th, 2018