Reflux – Acid or Bile? Know the difference

If you’ve ever suffered through a bout of severe vomiting, you also may have experienced the uncomfortable occurrence of regurgitating a bitter, greenish-yellow fluid. That …

Superbug concerns, questions spread nationwide

It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie: a drug-resistant superbug bacteria claiming the lives of patients who were infected while undergoing …

New cancer screening test now available

You may have heard about Cologuard, a stool-based colorectal screening test that received FDA approval in 2014 and now is available by prescription. The noninvasive test …

Colonoscopies: Too much of a good thing?

We know that colonoscopies save lives. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, a study by the Yale Cancer Center found that widespread screening has …

We’re losing the battle of the bulge

There’s good news and bad news in America’s fight against obesity. The good news is over the past year obesity rates held steady in all …