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GI Division
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May

IBS and a low-fodmap diet

A group of poorly digested carbohydrates (FODMAPs) could well be responsible for triggering the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The poorly absorbed large molecules of these foods make their way to the colon, where the action of bacteria cause them to ferment, resulting in bouts of gas, bloating and bowel problems. A number of studies...
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23
May

The Pathologists are in

Having an in-house pathology lab guarantees that Premier’s labwork is done promptly and efficiently—with two pathologists reviewing every “positive” specimen— so our patients won’t have to endure anxious waits to learn about the next step in their treatment. What is the major benefit of having a dedicated “in-house” pathology department? On this question, the physicians...
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21
May

What You Need to Know about Crohn’s Disease

Though there is no cure for this challenging disease, success can be measured in years of symptom-free, high-quality living. Crohn’s disease is a very challenging condition to treat,” says Dr. Sunil Khurana. In the 80 years since Dr. Burrill B. Crohn described it in a medical paper, neither its precise cause nor a cure for it...
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30
Apr

Conquering the Effects of Celiac Disease

A careful diet does the trick, and gluten-free can mean symptom-free for millions of Americans afflicted with this genetic disease of the small intestine. It’s not a food allergy or a sensitivity to certain grains. Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory or immune disease of the small intestine that interferes with absorption of nutrients...
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25
Apr

Easing Your GI Condition with Dietary Measure

You’re GI physician will usually counsel about the kind of diet that’s best for what ails you, but it’s only the individual who can apply the diligence and willpower to follow that advice. Looking Out for Hidden Lactose Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. The...
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