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5 Science-Backed Ways to Have a Healthier Weekend

You work out and eat healthy all week then suddenly it’s the weekend and all bets are off. You take a sharp detour from your weekday efforts and allow yourself to sleep in, skip your workout, drink beer and eat pizza. “A study from Cornell University found that people tend to weigh a little bit […]

Screening and early treatment of hepatitis c in baby boomers will reduce the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver, thereby reducing the risk of liver cancer.

“Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to risk factors like hepatitis that should be the focus of better treatment and prevention efforts”, researchers say in an article published on Reuters Health. The deaths from liver cancer continue to rise faster than any […]

More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds

The obesity crisis has swept the world and now more than 10 percent of the world’s population is obese. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine show “the problem had swept the globe, including regions that have historically had food shortages, like Africa.” The study looked at essentially the world’s population, finding […]

July 4th Health Tips

You’ve been working hard to incorporate some healthy habits into your life – increasing your veggie intake, consuming more whole grains, adding more physical activity to your day, etc. But while July 4th should be a day to celebrate, many people are worried about derailing their newfound healthy habits, which isn’t the best way to […]

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It’s A Real Syndrome

Fruit is not on the top of the list of allergenic foods with the top culprits being eggs, fish and nuts. But some people who are allergic to pollen can develop allergic reactions to common fruits and vegetables. The condition is called oral allergy syndrome or OAS. “People who have OAS are allergic to plant […]

ARE PPIS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK OF GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS?

The new year started with a study that found PPI’s or acid suppression medications, were associated with an increased rate of the stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, in patients. The study started in 1999 and concluded in 2013 in Scotland where 188,313 participants taking PPIs and 376,646 participants who were not taking any acid suppression medications […]

What is Hepatitis?

Did you know there are 5 different hepatitis viruses? Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A is spread mainly though eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by infected person feces or eating raw shellfish that came from contaminated sewage. Prevention needs to happen immediately with a vaccination. You can reduce […]

Common GI Problems in Women

May is Women’s Health Awareness month and it is important to understand how the GI tract works in women and how it differs from men. Esophagus: A women’s esophagus may function differently compared with men. “The muscle in women, especially premenopausal women, squeezes shut with more force than that found in men, making certain that […]

Who Is at Risk for IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the top reasons people miss work, right next to the common cold. The symptoms of IBS include: Abdominal Pain Diarrhea Constipation Bloating Cramping “People with IBS have an overly sensitive colon. For some, their colon moves too fast and doesn’t absorb enough fluid before moving the contents out, which […]

Widespread lack of awareness of pancreatic insufficiency

“Individuals experiencing chronic GI symptoms waited a mean of 3.7 years to see a health care professional, according to a recent survey.” Says Bob Kirsch from Frontline Medical News. Failure to recognize chronic GI issues may be due to lack of communication due to embarrassment. It’s not easy to go to your doctor and talk […]

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