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  • Are you overdue for your colonoscopy

    Are you overdue for your colonoscopy? Our Greater Houston Gastroenterology physician, Dr. Keith Fiman, and patient Jesse S. talk music and the perfect playlist for your routine colorectal cancer screening.

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  • Surgical Options for Gallbladder Disease

    Laparoscopic gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is the mainstay of surgical treatment of gallbladder disease. This minimally invasive approach is safer than open abdominal surgery. Still, even less invasive options—including those without any incisions at all—are being studied and used in some teaching medical centers.

    Source: Health After 50

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  • History of gallstones may signal higher risk of heart disease

    People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past studies

    Source: Health After 50

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  • Gallbladder disease can exist without gallstones

    Perhaps the most common reason for gallbladder attacks and the removal of the organ itself is the presence of gallstones. Gallstones are hardened deposits in the fluid of the gallbladder. However, a person’s gallbladder can cease proper function and become diseased without gallstones, says Daniel Taylor, MD, a surgeon with Miami County Surgeons in Troy.

    Source: Health After 50

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  • Immune system influences evolution of gut bacteria, study shows

    It is now well established that our health depends on the interaction between gut bacteria and the immune system. It has been suggested that the rich diversity of bacteria in our gut is the result of the two systems co-evolving and working on each other. Now, a new study provides evidence for one side of the theory – that the immune system influences the evolution of gut bacteria.

    Source: Health After 50

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