The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges. Our Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients have the added concern of whether they are at increased risk of contracting the virus, or at increased risk of having a more severe disease course.
In order to protect our patients and staff, we’re asking that all people who meet the following criteria do not enter our locations and call to reschedule appointments at a later date: 1. If you have recently (within the last 14 days) traveled outside of the United States, 2. Been exposed to COVID-19, 3. Or have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
A new year means a new you, right? We hear this saying a lot, but what steps can you take to ensure 2020 will be your healthiest year yet? NBC Health compiled a list of the best wellness trends from the last decade: Self Care: It’s not about pampering ourselves, it’s devoting time to things […]
Understanding the basics of Medicare’s coverage options: Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program for American citizens and permanent legal residents (of at least five years in a row) who are 65 years old or more, or who qualify by disability or certain conditions. There are two main ways to get Medicare: Original Medicare: Includes Medicare […]
Suffering from insomnia, becoming a new parent or a late night caffeinated beverage can all lead to a bad night sleep. How can you cope to make it through the day? Caffeine –Yes, it can help with focusing for a short period of time, but beware of the unwanted side effects including increased heart rate […]
“Gluten-Free” isn’t just a fad, it’s a way of life for about 1 percent of Americans with Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine if a person with celiac disease eats gluten. There is no other treatment for celiac disease except the complete removal of gluten from their diet. […]
Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Diagnosis frequently occurs by accident. Since most patients have no symptoms, the Hepatitis Virus (HCV) is usually discovered during a routine liver blood test taken before donating blood, insurance physical, or just a checkup in your doctor’s office. Once your doctor notes an elevation in your liver enzymes, he or she will […]
Stomach problems – what a pain! Slight stomach cramping or a dull ache is usually short lived and nothing to worry about. But, when is it time to call your gastroenterologist? Describing your Stomach Pain: Generalized pain: This means that you feel it in more than half of your belly. This type of pain is […]
We know yogurt can be good for you, but what about life saving? A new study suggests yogurt can help men avoid Colon Cancer. “Men who had two or more servings of yogurt a week had a 26% lower risk of developing precancerous growths in their colon, a new study reports.” states US NEWS. Unfortunately researchers […]
What is a Gastroenterologist? You may think of the obvious, GI doctors handle stomach problems, and you would be right! Not only does the GI tract include the mouth, esophagus, small and large bowel, rectum, and anus, but it also includes the organs of the biliary system: the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. GI Specialities: […]
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