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Food Allergy Symptoms and Diagnosis

Food Allergy Symptoms and Diagnosis

Food Allergy Overview Reactions to food are common and can be divided into two categories, those caused by food allergy and all other reactions. It is important to know the difference between food allergies and other illnesses or symptoms caused by foods because the management of each is different. Food allergies develop when the body’s …

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2018 Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines: Synopsis of the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Multi society Cholesterol Guideline

2018 Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines: Synopsis of the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Multi society Cholesterol Guideline

CLINICAL GUIDELINES |4 JUNE 2019 Annals Of Internal Medicine According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, including for African American, Hispanic, and white persons (1) and for both women and men. The leading cause of death attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in …

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Patient Education: Diet and Health

Patient Education: Diet and Health

The food choices we make can have an important impact on our health. However, expert opinions continue to change about which and how much of these foods are optimal. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES — Several studies have demonstrated important health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Increased intake of fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk …

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Gutchek Introduction

Gutchek Introduction

Twenty-three years ago, I started writing articles to give updates to my fellow colleagues under the banner “JUST SO YOU KNOW.” As president of Unity Hospital medical and dental staff, these articles were hugely popular and have become my tradition ever since. In late 80s and early 90s, I was writing articles regarding common GI …

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Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild, Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild, Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild, Moderate Ulcerative Colitis   A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published Dec 18 in Gastroenterology focuses on the medical management of patients with mild-to- moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). To inform the guideline, Siddharth Singh, MD, from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues compiled the clinical evidence …

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Endoscopy Overview

Endoscopy Overview

ENDOSCOPY OVERVIEW — An upper endoscopy, often referred to as endoscopy, EGD, or esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, is a procedure that allows a physician to directly examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) The physician who performs the procedure, known as an …

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Colonoscopy Overview

Colonoscopy Overview

COLONOSCOPY OVERVIEW — A colonoscopy is an exam of the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract, which is called the colon or large intestine (bowel). Colonoscopy is a safe procedure that provides information other tests may not be able to give. Patients who require colonoscopy often have questions and concerns about the procedure. Colonoscopy is performed by …

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