Digestive Health

Many gastrointestinal diseases can befall the digestive tract. In fact, more than 70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive disorders, and the likelihood of encountering digestive health challenges rises as we age. Treatment includes a combination of both lifestyle changes and medication—often in tandem. Here are some of the most common digestive disorders:

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Heartburn/GERD

Managing Your Heartburn

Posted by Jane Farrell

The common condition known as heartburn actually has nothing to do with the heart. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s a burning sensation in your chest, just behind your breastbone. … Read More→

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Gallstones Stones

Better Gallbladder Surgery

Posted by Jane Farrell

UCLA researchers have discovered an optimal way to image the bile ducts during gallbladder removal surgeries using a tested and safe dye and a real-time near-infrared florescence laparoscopic camera, a … Read More→