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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Preventable. It’s Treatable. It’s Easy to Detect. What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer It’s PREVENTABLE. Colon and rectal cancer can often be prevented with proper screening, such as a colonoscopy. The earlier the cancer is found, the better chance the person has to beat it. That is why early detection is so… Read more »

Tips to Avoid the Most Common Digestive Problems

Digestive problems can often be a source of embarrassment. Most people are hesitant to admit they have a problem, let alone seek treatment. However, digestive problems are quite common and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 51 million ER visits per year are due to digestive disease complaints. Common digestive… Read more »

What is GERD – Am I at Risk?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week is celebrated every year around the time of Thanksgiving to educate people about the signs and symptoms of the disease and what steps should be taken to treat or prevent its occurrence. Most people have experienced the occasional acid reflux after a heavy Thanksgiving meal or when lying down, which… Read more »

Exercises that Help with Digestion

Healthy digestion depends on interconnected organs that work together to breakdown the food you eat into nutrients that are used by the body for energy, repair, and growth. According to research studies, about 70 million people experience problems with digestion such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, and IBS. The problem lies in the western diet… Read more »

Superfoods Your Body Needs

Your overall health is directly related to the type of food that goes into your body. Recently, there have been many pre-packaged processed foods that have been introduced in the market as Superfoods with claims to provide extraordinary health benefits. However, if long term health is your goal then your best bet is to stick… Read more »

The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

When it comes to the truth about holiday weight gain, there’s good news and bad news. The good part is that most people gain no more than 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. Unfortunately, the gained weight is almost never lost during the rest of the year. This accounts for the gradual weight gain that… Read more »

When Should I Get a Colon Cancer Screening?

Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. However, there are effective ways to prevent the disease or to reduce its impact. An easy way to ensure you are safe from colon cancer? Schedule your screening colonoscopy today with GI Alliance.  What Age Should I a Colonoscopy? In the most recent guidelines, The… Read more »

What are the Dangers of Home Screening

COVID – 19 has forced many of us to find new ways to do things at home. While this may work for telecommuting, ordering home delivery, or other social distancing related practices – it is not recommended, especially when it comes to colorectal cancer prevention. Lately, there has been a rise in home screening for… Read more »

5 Tips for Hemorrhoid Prevention

For something so painful, you will be surprised how easy it is to avoid and stay abreast of hemorrhoids. A hemorrhoid is a common condition that is characterized by swollen blood vessels in your rectum and anus. These can make your trips to the restroom a very painful and unpleasant experience. First, let’s understand how… Read more »

Exercise Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Exercising in the summertime can pose certain health risks such as dehydration and sunstroke if you are not careful.  Here are some exercise tips to be beat the summer heat:   Drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated while working out during the summer should be a high priority. It will prevent symptoms such as… Read more »