Posts With Category: ‘Uncategorized’

Cologuard in the time of COVID:

July 6th, 2020

At the height of the COVID pandemic, age appropriate cancer screening (including colon cancer screening) was delayed for many patients.  As states begin to reopen and cancer screening resumes, it is important that patients continue life-saving screening. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the […]

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Coronavirus and Healthy Shopping & Eating Out

While studies have shown that coronavirus can be present for up to three days on certain surfaces such as metal or plastic, there is no published data to date that suggests that people contract COVID-19 from touching food or food packaging. Here is some helpful advice when you are shopping for food: Plan your list […]

May 29th, 2020
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Hemorrhoids

April 29th, 2020

Hemorrhoids and how to handle them: By Dr. Kati Glockenberg What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged veins in the lower rectum and anus. They are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids come in two varieties, internal, which occur in the lower rectum, and external, which develop around […]

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Constipation Consternation

Anyone who has ever been constipated knows how miserable this problem can be. Whether stools are hard, lumpy and painful to pass or seem rarely to make an appearance at all, irregular bowel habits can cause suffering and concern for men and women alike. There are several common causes of constipation, but one major predisposing […]

April 27th, 2020
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Long Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy: Are We At Risk?

Julie A. Foont, MD Many patients ask about the possible risks associated with long term Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy, including medications such as omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole. We know that these agents have been highly effective in the treatment of symptoms attributable to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and that they may also potentially mitigate […]

January 16th, 2020
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