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For the past 15 years, the U.S. has dedicated the month of March to raising awareness and educating the public about colorectal (colon) cancer. Colon cancer is one of the few cancers that is both highly preventable and highly treatable – when discovered early. A great number of fatalities from the disease could be prevented […]
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Whether you feel overly full after a large meal or your clothing doesn’t fit as comfortably as it did earlier in the day, bloating can affect everyone from time to time. There are easy ways to avoid bloating, which is ideal considering most people aren’t even aware certain habits can make them prone to bloat. […]
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Those diagnosed with celiac disease are used to checking labels in grocery stores and asking waiters if certain menu items are gluten-free—it all comes with the territory of being gluten intolerant. Fortunately, as the condition becomes increasingly well known, and more people are diagnosed with celiac disease, dietary options are more easily available. Supermarkets have […]
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Are you at risk for contracting hepatitis? You could be—hepatitis can be contracted in a variety of ways, some of which include everyday habits and activities. Hepatitis A, B and C are all specific types of hepatitis, a gastrointestinal disease. The three types differ, but there are certain actions and lifestyle habits that that will […]
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Abdominal pain may be one of the more ubiquitous gastrointestinal symptoms a person can experience. Most people can easily recall a time when they had a pain in their stomach, perhaps even accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, cramping and bloating. Because abdominal pain can be due to a wide number of causes, it can […]
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If there’s one thing that can really ruin an otherwise normal day, it’s having a hemorrhoid. Many individuals will experience hemorrhoids at least once in their lifetime, as the issue is very common. More often than not, these same individuals will fail to experience the relief from being hemorrhoid free in a faster, more time […]