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The Crohn’s Disease Diet Plan

If you live with Crohn’s Disease, you probably know that eating certain foods can trigger digestion issues. Having a special diet plan, avoiding certain foods, can prevent these triggers and allow intestinal healing.

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Have Digestive Issues? Tips for Eating During the Holidays

Category: Holiday Eating

The holiday season is the time of the year to spend time with your family and food is often a huge role in our holiday traditions. When it comes to holiday foods, it may be hard to navigate what you can and cannot eat if you are Woman with stomachachesuffering from a digestive disease such as IBS or Crohn’s Disease. If your digestive issues are severe enough, this may cause issues in accepting party invitations or even consider eating while attending these parties.

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Holiday Hours & End of Year Appointments

Category: Holiday Hours, News

Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

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What is my Doctor Looking for in a Colonoscopy?

It’s important to understand what a colonoscopy is meant for even if it’s not something you’re looking forward to.

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Digestive Health Services is Proud to Announce

Category: News

It is a great pleasure to introduce GI Partners of Illinois, LLC to our many patients and referring physicians throughout the Chicagoland area. Multiple gastroenterology practices have united to form one of the largest gastroenterology specialty groups in the state, with many more groups committed to joining us in the near future. In partnering with the top gastroenterologists in the area, we have achieved our goal of providing the best possible care for our patients, in the most cost-effective manner.

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Adolescent Obesity May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Childhood obesity rates in the United States are reaching all-time-high levels. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 17 percent of children in the US are obese. This equates to 12.7 million children and adolescents. A recent study has found that childhood obesity is linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.

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Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Younger People

Category: News

Colorectal cancer is something that is typically thought to be an issue that only people aged 50 or older should worry about. While there has been a drop in the rate of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses in those aged 50+, incidence rates are increasing for those under 50. Traditionally, routine colonoscopies are scheduled after the age of 50, but screening standards may soon change.

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Could My Heartburn Actually Cause Cancer?

Category: Digestive Care

Most people who experience heartburn after eating unhealthy, greasy foods may take over-the-counter medications and wait for the discomfort to go away.

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What You Should Know About Hemorrhoids

Category: Hemorrhoids

Are you one of the millions of Americans who currently suffer from hemorrhoids

According to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, more than half of the U.S. population will develop hemorrhoids at some point in their life.  Since this condition affects so many people, questions about hemorrhoids are common. We compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding hemorrhoids.

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How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health

Category: Digestive Care, News

Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues. While most people know that smoking can have negative effects on your lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, many are unaware that it greatly impacts colorectal health.

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