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7 Lifestyle Habits That Can Improve Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

When someone gets a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, all they remember at first is that there is no cure. They imagine living with the uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms for the rest of their lives. However, it’s important to remember that the best thing to do is to educate yourself about what will cause flares […]


10 Specific Stomach Pains That Require Further Treatment

We have all had our share of nasty stomach pains after overeating, eating undercooked food, or eating something that has spoiled. We recognize and suffer the consequences, and maybe we pop a couple of antacid pills and move on.  At other times our stomach pain can be a more serious situation, like these 10 specific […]


What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health

We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool! If you’re seeing […]


How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%

The old phrase “better safe than sorry” comes to mind when considering how red and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk by 20%.


Early Prevention of Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.


6 Conditions That Increase Your Risk of Developing GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that many Americans live with every day. That burning in your chest and bitter taste of stomach acid regurgitated back into your mouth can be a rather unpleasant end to an otherwise delightful dinner.


How Exercising Can Relieve Your Acid Reflux

If you frequently suffer from acid reflux, you already know all about the uncomfortable pains and burning sensations in your chest that come with this common condition. These symptoms normally occur when you consume something that you know will bring them on, yet you proceed to scarf down that delicious food, deciding you will deal […]


Your Guide to a Stress-Free Colonoscopy

Most people don’t look forward to things like a colonoscopy, but contrary to popular belief, prepping for a colonoscopy does not have to be a time filled with anxiety or fear.


5 Colon Polyp Symptoms That Should Send You Straight To The Doctor

Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.


Is This Pain My Gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a tiny sac-like organ no larger than four inches located just below the liver. As long as it is functioning properly, most of us don’t even know it’s there. When there is a gallbladder issue, it can cause mild to severe pain and a number of other problems. Here’s some useful information, […]