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  • Exercise Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

    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:

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  • Benefits of Video Capsule Endoscopy

    Benefits of Video Capsule Endoscopy

    The video capsule endoscopy is a very powerful diagnostic tool that allows your gastroenterologist to examine your intestines for sources of bleeding or any other abnormality. It can be used to diagnose Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small bowel polyps, and other gastrointestinal disorders.

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  • Weight Loss Surgery: Questions & Answers

    Weight Loss Surgery: Questions & Answers

    More than two-thirds of the US population is overweight with about 78 million adults and 12 million children suffering from obesity. Being obese can cause serious medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol. For many individuals, weight loss surgery offers an effective long-term solution for weight loss.

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  • Top GI Problems Affecting Men (Men’s Health Month)

    Top GI Problems Affecting Men (Men’s Health Month)

    Men in general tend to have less sensitive guts than women; however, women are more likely to visit a doctor when they are sick and therefore have better health & greater life expectancy. The reason for this could be that men are less aware of their symptoms or are unwilling to acknowledge they have health problems. With the month of June designated as Men’s health month, let’s look at some of the top GI problems affecting men:

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  • It’s Almost Summer: Tips to Lose Those Extra Pounds

    It’s Almost Summer: Tips to Lose Those Extra Pounds

    With summer just around the corner, now is the right time take the initiative to lose those extra pounds and get that summer body you have been craving.

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  • 7 Common Digestive Diseases and Treatments

    7 Common Digestive Diseases and Treatments

    If you are like most people, you don’t like talking about your digestive problems. National Digestive Disease Awareness Month is celebrated in May to let people know they don’t have to suffer in silence.

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  • Good or Bad? How Bacteria Affects Your Gut

    Good or Bad? How Bacteria Affects Your Gut

    Having frequent problems related to your digestive system is usually an indication of an imbalance between the good and the bad bacteria in your gut, a condition known as dysbacteriosis.

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  • 10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (IBS Awareness Month)

    10 Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (IBS Awareness Month)

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex condition that not only affects your bowel movements causing either constipation or diarrhea, but can also cause bloating, belly pain, and gas. It affects anywhere between 25 to 45 million Americans, occurring more commonly in women. Yet many people suffer with symptoms for months or years without knowing they have IBS. April has been designated IBS Awareness Month to help shed more light on the condition.

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

    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.

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  • Colon Cancer: Am I at Risk ?

    Colon Cancer: Am I at Risk ?

    According to research studies, colon cancer is the 2nd most common cause for cancer - related death in the US, yet if detected and treated early, the survival rate for colon cancer patients is quite high. With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, let's look at some factors that increase your risk of developing colon cancer. Many of these are within your power to control and can be modified to lower your risk of developing colon cancer.

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