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 …

Yale Study: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

The evidence continues to mount: Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. According to a recently released study by the Yale Cancer Center, widespread screening has resulted …

Are Antibiotics Making Patients Sick?

When you get sick, do you immediately think a prescription for antibiotics would help? Worse yet, do you take what’s left of an old antibiotic …

Good news for southern women: reduced risk of inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology suggests that in the United States southern women are less likely than their northern counterparts to suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Researchers believe this is attributable to the extra time that southern women spend in the sun’s ultraviolet rays, thereby increasing their Vitamin D levels.