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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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Searching for an End to Erectile Dysfunction

In April of 2010, a “proof of concept” study published in the journal European Urology examined the question, “Can Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Improve Erectile Function?” The prime cause of most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) is insufficient blood flow (vascular deficiency) in the penis. The current ED medications (such as Viagra and Cialis), vacuum […]

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Getting the Best of BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is the medical name for enlargement of the prostate. It’s a common condition, affecting more than 50 percent of men in their sixties. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, we can make them better. As common a part of aging as getting gray hair, prostate enlargement is a condition that the […]

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