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July is Hemochromatosis Month Jun 24th, 2022

where one can develop iron overload of the liver. It can also cause complications like liver cancer, cirrhosis and diabetes if caught late. It is easily treatable and can be diagnosed by measuring blood iron levels on a fast. Approximately one in ten people with Northern European ancestry carry the...

May is Celiac Awareness Month May 5th, 2022

May is Celiac Awareness Month!  In celiac disease, gluten triggers the immune system to attack the small intestine. Left untreated celiac disease can lead to other serious conditions like osteoporosis and lymphoma. Celiac disease can cause symptoms like bloating, constipation and diarrhea Celiac can be tested for by both blood...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Mar 3rd, 2022

Every year in the United States 150,000 cases of new colon cancer are diagnosed. The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have a colonoscopy. Thirteen percent of patients diagnosed with colon cancer are under fifty. Anybody 45 or over should have a colonoscopy. If you have a first...

COVID and the GI Tract Aug 7th, 2020

Covid is the new great masquerader. It can present in many different ways. When it first presented in China in late 2019, most symptomatic patients had fevers and shortness of breath. The initial Wuhan population reported very few gi symptoms. In fact less that 5 percent experienced nausea, vomiting and...

WTF Is Happening to My Digestive Tract When I Run? Jun 1st, 2020

In a lightly wooded area next to a running path. In a stranger’s bathroom. One hundred meters from the finish line. These are just a few of the places runners we talked to have admitted to, well, crapping out, during a run. And we don’t mean figuratively: Yep, we’re talking...