Lactose Intolerance

Am I Lactose Intolerant?

Published on: May 23, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Lactose Intolerant? Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a deficiency of the intestinal enzyme lactase. This enzyme is responsible for helping your body to safely and efficiently digest food products ...

The good and bad of Gluten Free Diets

The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Gluten-Free Diet

Published on: Apr 30, 2018

Many people have chosen to follow a gluten-free diet, which has become rather trendy in the past few years. Although this type of eating plan is essential for patients who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, many ...

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Published on: Mar 05, 2018

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In fact, every year, more than 135,000 Americans are ...

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Are You at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Published on: Jun 10, 2016

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, but with ongoing medical ...

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Gluten: How It Impacts You

Published on: May 12, 2016

Over the last two years the gluten-free market has exploded, and along with it have come hordes of individuals who have decided to remove gluten from their diets in an attempt to feel better and more energized. ...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Dementia

Published on: May 03, 2016

In early February 2016, there were multiple news reports about proton pump inhibitors (one of the classes of medications we use to treat acid reflux) and dementia risk in the elderly. The media attention came from an ...

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IBS: Why You Should See a Doctor

Published on: Apr 12, 2016

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common condition that affects the digestive system and usually manifests as bouts of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, bloating and/or constipation. Symptoms of IBS vary between different individuals with some having more ...

Man suffering from Obesity

Obesity and Its Complications

Published on: Mar 14, 2016

  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the US, one-third of the adult population, or 78.6 million people are obese. These statistics highlight the need for quality treatment options. Obesity is a ...

Man suffering from acid reflux

Upper Endoscopy for Acid Reflux

Published on: Jan 27, 2016

If you’ve ever eaten a lot of fried or greasy food in one sitting, chances are that you’re familiar with acid reflux, also known as heartburn. You may not however, be sure how it happens. Acid reflux ...

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