Tags Gastroenterology


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5 Tips for People Living with Crohn’s Disease

Most people with Crohn's disease respond well if they follow the treatment plan provided by their doctor, track their symptoms and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
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The High Cost of Living with Chronic Liver Disease

People with chronic liver disease have higher healthcare costs than other people ($18,359 vs. $5,271). They also face significant quality of life issues.
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A Promising Alternative to Bariatric Surgery

A recent study suggests a new endoscopic stapler procedure may offer an alternative for patients who are not candidates for bariatric surgery.
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Five Reasons Why GERD is More Than Just “Heartburn”

GERD is commonly known as "heartburn." If the symptoms don't go away after modifying lifestyle & taking medications, medical attention is indicated to prevent complications.
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Digital Tools for Gastrointestinal Health

Two new digital tools to help manage gastrointestinal health are the MyGIHealth app for clinicians and the MyNutritionHealth app for patients.

How Good is Screening Colonoscopy for Average-risk Adults?

An interesting study supports the use of screening colonoscopy to reduce late-stage CRC diagnosis in patients with average risk for colon cancer.
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Fecal Transplantation for Refractory C. difficile Infections

Early results of a novel treatment of refractory C. difficile infection suggest that fecal transplantation if highly effective.
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Gastric Ulcer, Acid, and H. pylori: A Delicate Balance

It is now generally accepted that H. pylori is responsible for most cases of gastric ulcers and stomach cancer, thanks to the discovery of the role of H. pylori.

How to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Colon Cancer to Zero

Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. This year, there will be 165,000 new cases and 52,000 deaths in the U.S., many of which are preventable.