Cirrhosis: A Serious Condition

Weighing in at about three pounds, the liver is the largest organ in your body. It also is an important one, carrying out essential functions such as detoxifying harmful substances in your body, purifying your blood and manufacturing vital nutrients.

Divert-a-what?

The Facts about Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis If you’re struggling with abdominal cramps, gas and diarrhea alternating with constipation, you may be one of many people …

Let’s Not Complicate Surgery with Infections

At Gastrointestinal Associates, we take infection control measures very seriously. We are so committed to this, in fact, that we have never experienced a single …

A Closer Look at Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder, is a chronic inflammation of the intestinal wall that may affect any part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s has …

Hemorrhoids: What a Pain!

Hemorrhoids, which are basically varicose veins of the rectum, occur when veins in the anal canal or lower rectum become swollen or inflamed. While many …

Three Things Won’t Change with Health Care Reform

Three Things Won’t Change with Health Care Reform By Dr. Bergein F. Overholt Whatever your political persuasion and feelings about health care reform, the legislation …

Act Now! Colorectal Cancer Can be Prevented

There is no time like the present to schedule your colonoscopy. Did you know that colorectal cancer is a largely preventable, treatable and beatable disease? …

Going Gluten-free

You may have noticed lately a marked increase in the number of food items in the grocery store labeled “gluten-free.” That is a very important …