10 Superfoods That You Should Know About! (National Nutrition Month)

With March being declared National Nutrition Month, let’s put the spotlight on superfoods. They are packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, & fiber that help keep your body healthy. Here’s a list of 10 superfoods foods that you should know about: Oats: They are made from 100% whole grain and are… Read more »

What Is C. Diff?

C diff refers to a bacterium known as Clostridium difficile, which is found in several environments, including feces, water, food products, and soil. While it’s possible to have C. diff in the large intestine on a regular basis and not show signs of illness, this only occurs in a small number of people. In most… Read more »

Is It Heartburn Or Something Else?

A feeling of burning or tightness in the chest can often leave sufferers with the immediate assumption that what they are feeling are classic signs of heartburn or acid reflux.  In most cases, this assumption is accurate.  However, these same symptoms are also associated with other, potentially serious conditions.  Therefore, they should never be ignored,… Read more »

3 Types Of Screenings Performed By Gastroenterologists

When you are struggling with digestive difficulties or have reached an age when recommended screenings such as colonoscopies should begin, it’s time to include a gastroenterologist in your health care team. The training of a gastroenterologist is very specific and unique, including training in specialized gastrointestinal procedures.  This allows them to provide high quality, comprehensive… Read more »

4 Types Of Hemorrhoids & How They Are Treated

  The important thing to remember is that you are not alone.  As many as 1 in 20 Americans deal with hemorrhoids, and up to 50 percent of those over the age of 50 will encounter them.  Patients should also keep in mind that not all hemorrhoids are the same and that they may not… Read more »