New Medications for Patients with Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (HCV) was first discovered in 1989.  Prior to that time, it was called hepatitis A and non-B.  Approximately 4.0 million persons are infected with hepatitis C.  Many Americans have the disease but are unaware they have it. Hepatitis C is the major cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The risk…

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Hemorrhoidal Banding Procedure Now Offered

We are pleased to offer our patients the CRH O’Regan System for treatment of hemorrhoids.  This system is non-surgical and has been proven to be fast, painless and easy.  The treatment is also covered by most insurance plans.  Ask your provider whether the CRH O’Regan System is right for you.  For more information please visit…

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Prebiotics! The new kid on the block.

A prebiotic is not a probiotic. Most people now know that a probiotic is a bacteria which is put in yogurt or other dairy products. Probiotics are also available in pill or powder forms in a wide array of different bacteria formulas. A prebiotic, however, is different. It is, in fact, a food fiber that…

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Probiotics – What you need to know.

Probiotics are a relatively new field in nutrition and in our specialty of gastroenterology. A probiotic is one or more bacteria that most often you take in a pill or dairy product form. It is hoped that they take up residence in the human colon, compete favorably with the huge numbers of bacteria already there,…

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The Amazing Colonic Cauldron

Most people now know about the human colon, either by someone’s account of a colonoscopy, by colon polyps or cancer or, perhaps, by the vogue of a high colonic enema. In the end (and isn’t this a bad pun?) the colon has always been a storage site for the waste materials our body does not…

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