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What is Intestinal Obstruction?

There are several areas of the body where blockages or buildups can cause problems, including the intestines. The intestines are responsible for absorbing the nutrients from what we eat and…

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Colon Cancer Screening and You: What to Expect at your First Colonoscopy

Colon cancer is one of the most common and most deadly cancers.  Colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and the third most common cancer killer, among both men…

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention

Have you ever eaten a big meal and felt a burning or tightening pain in your chest several hours later? Is the pain difficult to relieve even when repositioning your…

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What Is A Gastroenterologist?

Because the body is complex and has so many working parts, there are areas of medicine where a doctor focuses on a specific part of the body.  This is called…

What Gas Can Tell You

It may not be appropriate dinner conversation, but gas and flatulence are realities for everyone. While it’s natural to keep these elements of life more private, many aren’t aware of…

Neuro: What Causes a Coma?

How an Endoscopy Can Help in the Diagnostic Process

If you’ve been struggling with digestive symptoms that don’t resolve with over-the-counter antacids or antidiarrheal medications, your gastroenterologist may suggest that you undergo an upper endoscopy. This safe, nonsurgical procedure…

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention

7 Things Your Bowel Movements Tell You

At the risk of being indelicate, you can learn a lot from your stool. Taking a quick look into the toilet after each bowel movement is one of the best…

Swimming Pools and Other Recreational Waters: A Haven for Hardy Parasites

Crypto: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

With 2016 as the hottest year on record, there is no doubt your family enjoyed a lot of time cooling off in the water. Public and private swimming pools, mountain…

Common Lung Diseases and Their Prevention

Understanding How Antacids Work

Are you among the 15 million Americans who experience heartburn symptoms on a daily basis? Perhaps you count yourself among the 60 million people who endure the burning pain of acid indigestion…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you experience pain or discomfort in your abdomen along with changes in your bowel movement patterns—it’s possible that you have irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Although it’s little consolation,…