Obesity And GI Health

Rates of obesity have risen rapidly since the 1980s, thanks to a variety of factors. This rise in obesity has led to widespread effects on health; obese people are much more likely to develop cardiovascular, orthopedic, gastrointestinal (GI) and other health problems at some point in their life – even if their obesity isn’t currently… Read more »

What’s ERCP And Who Does It?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that allows a gastroenterologist to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. ERCP is an essential tool in diagnosing pancreatic conditions, managing jaundice, and dealing with gallstones that migrate to the bile ducts. ERCP is best performed by a board-certified gastroenterologist, who will have the highest ability to perform the procedure, interpret… Read more »

Attain Sustainable Weight Loss With The Gastric Balloon

For 17 seasons, America tuned in to watch contestants battle their histories, habits, and bodies to thinness. With the help of personal trainers and associated medical personnel, the contestants dieted their way through the 30-week season—3 months sequestered on the Biggest Loser Ranch and 4 months spent at home applying what they’d learned—before the final… Read more »

Body Weight & Exercise: Impacts On Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Exercise and Colon Cancer A growing body of research is supporting the idea that the risk of colorectal cancer has significant ties to body weight and exercise. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute released the results of a decades-long study of over 100,000 women and 45,000 men. The men and women responded to biannual questionnaires regarding their physical health,… Read more »

What Is Gastric Balloon Weight Loss?

Remember the old saying, “no pain, no gain?” This short, classic quote is relevant in most aspects of life. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply learning how to dance, there are always growing pains involved with progress. Most people are willing to accept this life-long principle, as long as there is light… Read more »