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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. As you are aware, the world of gluten-induced symptoms is confusing and patient awareness is increasing. We will provide an overview of celiac disease as well as discuss nonceliac gluten sensitivity (aka gluten intolerance). Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an inherited […]
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Constipation refers to a condition when bowel movements are decreased in frequency. Symptoms may include lumpy or hard stools, infrequent bowel movements (less than 3 per week), straining with bowel movements and a sensation of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements. Q1: What Causes Constipation? The most common cause of constipation is a diet which is low […]
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Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. This is why colon cancer screening, also known as a colonoscopy, is so important. When symptoms appear, this may signal a more advanced case of colon cancer. What are the signs and symptoms of colon cancer? Persistent abdominal discomfort or […]
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Colorectal cancer is preventable in most cases. Here are some dietary and lifestyle changes which can significantly lower your risk for colon cancer.
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Our first print newsletter, GiNews, was mailed out in March 2013 in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Our newsletter was created to provide easy access to important health information, medical discoveries and general practice news for San Francisco Gastroenterology. In the first edition of GiNews, Dr. Farrell and Dr. Cabansag discuss colorectal cancer. […]
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Dr. Farrell and Dr. Cabansag attended the Brown & Toland 20th year celebratory dinner, which marked two decades of supporting independent doctors. Nearly 300 physicians attended this event to recognize the landmark occasion. In fact, our  very own Dr. Farrell was pictured at the event, in the Brown & Toland newsletter. Brown & Toland is […]