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Conquering Incontinence

The first step to ending the discomfort and embarrassment is a visit to your doctor or urologist. We can help. UI can be slightly bothersome or truly debilitating. The embarrassment of “wetting” in public can interfere with normal everyday activities and cause tremendous emotional distress. And, too often, embarrassment keeps people with urinary incontinence from confiding […]

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EUS: a recent and invaluable tool

Once available only in academic centers, endoscopic ultrasound has become an essential tool for any good GI practice. Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure in which gastroenterologists use a specialized scope with an ultrasound camera installed at its tip. The procedure was developed in the 1980s, specifically for the detection of pancreatic cancer. Physicians needed to […]

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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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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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