Understanding Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the digestive tract. The condition is characterized by inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to a variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth […]

Exercise and Colon Cancer

Exercise is good for you — no surprise there! But there is mounting evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of colon cancer in particular and even help people who have already been diagnosed with this type of cancer. How does exercise affect colon cancer? Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of […]

Get to Know Your Gallbladder

The names of organs can be complicated and mysterious. You might never have heard of the Popliteal fossa or the Malpighian corpuscle, and you might be tempted to look on a map for the islets of Langerhans. The gallbladder, on the other hand, has a very straightforward name.  It’s a bladder, or a sack, that stores […]

Who Should Screen for Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but it is also highly preventable. Knowing your risk for colon cancer and knowing when to screen for colon cancer can help you stay ahead of the disease. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death for men and for women in […]

Know Your Specialists: Gastroenterologist

Have you ever heard of a gastroenterologist? Do you know what a gastroenterologist does? We’re doing a “Know Your Specialists” series this week to help patients better understand what medical specialists do. Continue reading to learn about gastroenterologists! What is a gastroenterologist? Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in medicine relating to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract […]