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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

By Mike Baker, MD, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Gastroesophageal reflux (i.e., stomach contents moving retrograde back into the esophagus) is a normal physiologic process that occurs multiple times throughout the day. These episodes are typically short lived, do not cause symptoms and occur after meals. […]

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What you need to know about diverticulosis – Associates in Gastroenterology

Diverticulosis – What You Need to Know
By William W. Lunt, MD, Associates in Gastroenterology, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Diverticulosis is an extremely common disorder with an increased prevalence as a person ages. At age 40 only 10% of Americans have diverticula, which increases to 40% by age 60 and finally up to 70% as people reach their 80s. Most individuals remain completely asymptomatic, never knowing they have diverticula. Of those with diverticula, only 25-30% will experience any complication, which manifests as either an infection or bleeding. […]

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Alliance Endoscopy Center on the importance of colon cancer screening – LIVING WELL Magazine

Get Screened for Colon Cancer

By Stephanie Ezzell, Alliance Endoscopy Center, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Alliance Endoscopy Center located in Metairie is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center that provides gastroenterology, colorectal and pain management services. This premier facility is staffed by gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons and has an experienced staff of highly regarded nurses. Patient care is their priority, and comfort and privacy is standard practice. […]

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Colorado Springs Health Partners, PC., talks colon cancer – LIVING WELL Magazine

Colon Cancer – A Risk Worth Screening For

By Lukasz Kowalczyk, MD, Gastroenterologist, Colorado Springs Health Partners, PC., Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Breast cancer and lung cancer may receive a lot of attention from the public, but what many don’t realize is that colon cancer is the third most common cancer in America, affecting almost 110,000 people each year. Screening for colon cancer is one of the best ways to catch it early, and get it treated quickly. […]

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Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates on Colorectal Cancer: What you don't know can kill you – LIVING WELL Magazine

Colorectal Cancer: What you don’t know can kill you
Anthony Madrid, M.D., Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Medical Director, Aurora Endoscopy Center & Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine

Did you know? Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. […]