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Nausea is such a common ailment that, for many people, experiencing a bout of nausea isn’t even worth taking any action other than lying down or getting some fresh air. However, for some, nausea can range from an unfortunate frequent visitor or, even worse, a constant companion to an existing condition. Nausea, by definition is […]
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The “prep” prior to the screening colonoscopy is the least looked-forward to part of the process but it is necessary in order to ensure that the procedure goes as successful as possible. If your colon is not properly and fully emptied of its contents, there is a high possibility that colon polyps and lesions will be […]
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The Centers for Disease Control stated in a recent report that about 23 million people between the ages of 50 and 75 have not had a colonoscopy screening. This number is alarming because colon cancer is easily preventable, provided symptoms of the disease are discovered early.  Groups like the American Cancer Society and the American […]
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In part one of our latest newsletter on Hepatitis C, we left off with a discussion on non-invasive measures, such as the FibroScan. In part two of our newsletter, we address treatment options. The text of part two of our newsletter is shown below. Treatment This discussion is limited to non-cirrhotic patients. The goal of treatment […]
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Our latest newsletter addressed the new advancements being made in the treatment of Hepatitis C. The text of our newsletter is below,  and part two of the newsletter will feature our discussion on treatment options. This is an exciting time in the world of treatment for chronic hepatitis C (HCV). We have all been patiently waiting for […]
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – known simply as acid reflux – is a condition in which the contents of the stomach regurgitate into the esophagus. Often times, these stomach contents can include bile and acid which can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus. Over time, complications resulting from acid reflux can include ulcers, […]