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Along with testing out that new gym membership and cutting out sugar, New Year’s resolutions often reflect our best intentions for a future in which we finally put our health first. Whether this means re-vamping our diets, becoming more active, or simply just thinking through the choices we make for our bodies each day – […]
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Hemorrhoids are common, unpleasant and yes, avoidable. No one wants to experience the discomfort that can come from having a hemorrhoid, especially if you have had one before. Hemorrhoids occur when veins in a person’s anorectal region become inflamed, which can cause pain, itching and general discomfort. Fortunately, hemorrhoids are treatable. Patients who experience hemorrhoids […]
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Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The end of November kicks off a holiday season full of opportunities for parties that celebrate friends, family and yes, food. Even with all of the festive cheer and good will, the holidays are notorious for food-related illnesses that can appear in otherwise healthy individuals – […]
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A healthy colon is not often the top New Year’s resolution – but it should be. Colon cancer is both curable and highly preventable. With early detection from a colonoscopy, you can actually dramatically reduce your risk of colon cancer. A colonoscopy isn’t the only way to ensure a healthy colon – there are steps […]
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A healthy digestive system can cut down on common ailments many people experience, some of which occur on a weekly or even daily basis. An upset stomach, indigestion, acid reflux, nausea, constipation and abdominal pain could all be eased or even relieved with a healthy digestive system. Fortunately, the majority of tips we advise patients […]
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For nonsmokers, colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is the third leading cause of death for both men and women, and each year in the U.S. 140,000 new cases of colon cancer are expected. These numbers may seem grim, but colon cancer can be detected early; and when it is, more […]