Our very own Kathy H. just celebrated 20 years at RGA. She spent many years as an endoscopy nurse in our endoscopy center and now cares for our patients in clinic. Congratulations, Kathy, and thanks for all you do! ... See moreSee less
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk for myocardial infarction, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS, of the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and colleagues wrote tha...
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It's Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, which spotlights these two types of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Common symptoms include abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea and weight loss. Learn more about both of these conditions and more on our website. #CCAwarenessWeek ... See moreSee less
Are my bowel movements normal? That's a common question we hear. Some people have them every day, others every few days. If things become inconsistent, that's when you should talk to your doctor. Read more about bowel movements in our latest blog post: bit.ly/2SjYlVA... See moreSee less
If you suffer from chronic heartburn, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - ASGE is encouraging people to think differently about their condition. The group has started an awareness campaign that talks about the links between chronic heartburn, Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal cancer. Read more at the link below. ... See moreSee less
Understanding the Connection Between Heartburn and Esophageal Cancer Due to recent advances in the detection and treatment of still harmless but pre-cancerous cells, gastroenterologists can now better help prevent Esophageal Adenocarcinoma – one of the fastest growing cancers in America. ASGE is p...
Here's another good reminder heading into the holidays from Harvard Medical's Healthy Eating Plate. In most cases, focus on fruits and veggies, whole grains, protein and healthy plant oils, and washing everything down with water, coffee or tea. And remember to stay active! ... See moreSee less