March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Why should this matter to you?    Because awareness saves lives. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. The risk of the average person between the ages of 50 to 80 developing colon cancer is about 6%, or almost […]

Colonoscopy

Whenever you hear people talking about Colonoscopy; whether it is to schedule, to go, waiting for results… the word is always surrounded by dread. Personally, I never quite understood that.  You go to see your Gastro Doctor, who is a totally nice and personable healthcare professional with a very understanding staff.  You discuss your overall […]

HEPATITIS C – by: Dr. Laleh A. Merikhi

Hepatitis C virus is the most common cause of chronic viral liver disease in the United States. It is estimated that 1.8% of the U.S population (about 4 million Americans) are infected with Hepatitis C.

CELIAC DISEASE- by: Dr. Nadeem Baig

In the world of medicine, there are many diseases that are linked with certain diets, but few have such a clear direct relationship as celiac disease and the gluten diet.

CONSTIPATION – by: Dr. Laleh A. Merikhi

Constipation is a common problem regardless of sex, age or race. It is defined as infrequent, difficult or incomplete bowel movements.

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