Why You Need More Colors On Your Plate

Our busy lives often mean that we don’t eat as well as we’d like to. Ninety-one percent of U.S. adults don’t eat as many vegetables each day as they should.…

Dangers of Diarrhea

The Hidden Dangers of Diarrhea

Diarrhea is one of those things you don’t ever think about – until it strikes. Most people endure an annual bout or two and get over it within three days.…

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5 Things You Can Do To Prepare For A Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to get a close look at the inside of your entire colon. The colon, which is the last part of your…

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention

Functions of the Gallbladder

You probably don’t give much thought to your gallbladder, the small, pear-shaped pouch beneath your liver on the right side of your abdomen. The gallbladder is part of the biliary…

Ulcers: Common Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

You may be familiar with the burning pain of acid reflux that travels from your stomach up to your chest after a meal, but this new pain feels different. It’s more…

Common Lung Diseases and Their Prevention

Everything You Need to Know about Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when the acid produced by your stomach moves backwards up into your esophagus, which is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. You may taste…

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Understanding Liver Disease

Did you know that your liver is about as large as a football? It’s the second largest organ in your body and is found under the rib cage in the…

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The Care and Healing of Hemorrhoids

If you’ve ever suffered with a literal pain in the rear, you’re not alone. Estimates predict that approximately 50 percent of people will experience swollen rectal veins – called hemorrhoids…

Acid Reflux Symptoms and Treatments

3 Things to Know About Acid Reflux

  Uh-oh. It’s happening again. You feel bloated after your meal, and a burning pain is traveling from your stomach up to your chest. You can feel the acid backing…