Early Detection for Digestive Diseases

Young and healthy SHOULD go hand in hand, but in reality, that is not necessarily the case. Our constant exposure to pollutants, stress and poor eating habits plus genetic predisposition makes any age vulnerable. Don’t assume youth makes you immune. Just like with anything else with a lot of moving parts, routine maintenance and checkups […]

Ulcerative Colitis

Even the words sound miserable. It belongs to a group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Affectionately known as UC, it causes irritation and ulcers (open sores) in the large intestine. It often causes diarrhea with blood, cramping and urgency. Sometimes these symptoms are so intense, it can wake a person up at night [...]

Discomfort In Your Digestive Tract

Many people experience varying degrees of discomfort in their digestive tract, and just do not know when it is time to seek medical help. Is your pain and cramping due to the leftover exotic food you woofed down for lunch or something more? Do you have diarrhea because you ate too much fruit yesterday or [...]

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 […]


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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