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What is the Difference Between IBS and IBD?

August 16, 2018

Often the terms irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and irritable bowel disease (IBD) are used interchangeably, but these two conditions are distinct from one another.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a common condition that affects 25 percent of Americans and up to 15 percent of the world&rsquo... read more

Answering the “Why” of Colonoscopy Prep

August 7, 2018

Preparing for a colonoscopy can seem like a daunting task, especially if it is the first time you’ve ever had the procedure. You may feel intimidated by all the instructions from your doctor – and by all of the unsolicited advice from colonoscopy veterans!

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Ask Your GI Doctor: “What’s Your Withdrawal Time and Cecal Intubation Rate?”

July 31, 2018

Choosing the best gastroenterologist for your colonoscopy begins with asking the right questions.

We’ve already talked about adenoma detection rate (ADR) as the primary indicator for the quality of a colonoscopy. ADR measures how adept a GI doctor is at detecting precancerous colon polyps... read more

Questions to Ask a GI Doctor Before Scheduling a Colonoscopy

July 3, 2018

In May 2018, the American Cancer Society updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommending that men and women at average risk for colon cancer schedule an initial screening at age 45 instead of 50.

The new screening guideline means that there are thousands of Americans between 45 and 50 who need a... read more

Poor Gut Health Levies Negative Impact on Allergies

June 26, 2018

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal or food allergies, but some researchers suggest that allergies may be linked to poor gut health.

Gut Flora’s Role in Digestive Health

Your body is home to over 100 trillion microbes and over 100 species of bacteria, yeast and fungus.... read more