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10 Tips For A Healthy Liver

For many people, liver health isn’t really on their radar. With 100 million Americans estimated to have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and rates of NAFLD doubling in children over the past 20 years according to the Liver Foundation, the condition needs to be on your mind. About the size of a football, your liver […]


Gastroparesis: Signs and Symptoms

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, making it a great time to talk about this condition that affects millions of people. Although the number of people with gastroparesis is rising according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), much of the population is unaware of the condition, and most cases of gastroparesis remain undiagnosed. Gastroparesis […]


Acid Reflux: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is caused by the weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a muscular ring located at the entrance of the stomach that opens and closes as food passes to the stomach. When weakened or damaged, the LES will remain open, causing stomach acids and other contents […]


Hemorrhoids: Types, Causes and Treatment

What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged blood vessels that swell and cause discomfort around the lower rectum or anus. They can be both painful and unpleasant. Roughly 10.4 million people in the U.S. are affected by hemorrhoids, with only 3.4 million seeking treatment. Hemorrhoids are nothing to be embarrassed of, and […]


Hepatitis C: Get Tested. Get Treated.

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the liver. The liver carries out many vital tasks, which include the distribution of nutrients within the bloodstream as well as filtering the blood of harmful waste and toxins. When the liver is inflamed, it is unable to do these tasks effectively. […]


Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

  According to the American Cancer Society, esophageal cancer affects approximately 17,000 people annually in the United States. The disease is commonly diagnosed in older adults, occurring four times as often in men than in women. Though rare (accounting for only 1% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S.), esophageal cancer is among one of the […]