Commit to quit during the Great American Smokeout

Did you know one cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals and 50 cancer-causing toxins? Cigarettes and tobacco expose the cells in your body to unstable molecules that can damage DNA, causing mutations. These cellular changes make you more susceptible to stroke, heart disease, emphysema, aneurysms and many types of cancer. If you are a smoker, consider … Continued

Don’t be a Stuffed Turkey this Thanksgiving!

Most of us are already planning what we will eat for Thanksgiving dinner. We daydream of juicy slices of turkey, herb stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, homemade rolls, and fresh-baked pies. Somehow we think Thanksgiving Day is a free pass to eat all we want, and we believe that we can stuff ourselves … Continued

Do I Have Gastroparesis or GERD?

Gastrointestinal (GI) distress can be painful, embarrassing and disruptive.  Fortunately, most GI conditions can be alleviated with the help of a trained and experienced gastroenterologist.  Two GI disorders that can mimic each other are gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroparesis is a form of stomach sluggishness and is not a rare condition.  In layman’s … Continued

Guidelines to Help You Choose a Gastroenterologist

Colon cancer affects one in twenty Americans, making it the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Most cases of colon cancer are preventable through routine colonoscopy, but one out of every three Americans is not up to date on their colon screenings.  Isn’t a 10 minute test worth it? It is concerning that colon … Continued