Your All-Day Guide to Better Sleep

You may have already given up on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and exercise more but sleeping well is also a vital part of any health routine. Waking up at the same time every day is crucial states a recent TIME Health article. “Waking up at roughly the same time each day keeps […]

Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know it!

Despite recommendations that all members of the baby boomers generation have the blood test to identify the hepatitis C virus, few have actually gotten it. An article by USA Today states “Just 13.8% had been tested by 2015, up from 12.3% in 2013, when testing was recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said […]

Eating to Fight and Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is both National Colorectal Awareness and National Nutrition Month which is no surprise since they go hand in hand. Did you know that consuming less saturated fat, salt and eating colorful fruits and veggies could reduce your risk of colorectal cancer? Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center reports “A healthy diet provides a multitude of […]

Yo-yo weight gain driven by gut bacteria’s ‘memory’ of obesity, says study

By now, many people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight because they may be frustrated that the number on the scale isn’t moving anymore. A recent study shows “people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight after dieting may do so because their gut bacteria retains a “memory” of their […]

Gastrointestinal Changes Associated to Heart Failure

You may not think about it but there is a link between your gastro health and your heart. A 2012 study done by medical grad students shows a strong relationship between heart failure and gastrointestinal issues stating “the cardiovascular system is no longer seen as the only to be impacted, but the renal, neuroendocrine, immunological, […]

Genetics and Gastroenterology

For years doctors have studied the link between genetics and gastroenterology but it wasn’t until 2012 that Dr. Meredith Roath and Dr. Jack Palma uncovered the genes responsible for many gastro conditions . The Doctors report “Genetic information can be used to diagnose conditions and identify asymptomatic family members so that necessary screening or treatments […]

DIGESTIVE CARE continues commitment to serving our patients and remains in network on the largest Marketplace plans for 2017

The Sun Sentinel reported back in August that “large insurers are pulling out of many markets throughout the U.S. — including South Florida, the nation’s largest Obamacare market — leaving consumers to choose among smaller insurers with so-called narrow provider networks.” The article also states “excluding Aetna and Humana, just four companies have submitted plans […]

Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

For many the holiday season has begun and I can already confirm that patients are telling me, “I ate too much!” Let us talk about weight management; keeping GI symptoms under control yet still enjoying family, friends and the festivities the holidays bring. Mentally get ready and prepared for the holiday season. Keep in mind […]

NASH Expected To Become Most Frequent Reason For Liver Transplants By 2020

STAT reports that “it’s estimated that roughly 2 percent to 5 percent of adults in the” US have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), “and that another 10 percent to 20 percent may have its milder cousin, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, according to the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.” STAT adds that […]

Herbal And Dietary Supplements Linked To Liver Damage, Study Suggests

Reuters reports that a report in Hepatology suggests that “one in five cases of chemical-induced liver damage come from herbal and dietary supplements.” While liver injury caused by supplements is rare overall, up to half of adults in the US use supplements, which can be harmful if overused or can have complications when used in […]

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