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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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Updated Guidelines From GI Societies

Updated Guidelines From GI Societies

Updated ACS guidelines on colorectal cancer screening (May 2018) The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines [2]. On the basis of an apparent increase in the incidence of CRC in younger adults, the ACS guidelines now make a “qualified” recommendation to begin screening persons at average risk for CRC …

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Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates

CLINICAL UPDATES   Obesity, type 2 diabetes tied to jump in NAFLD cases At the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians. Younossi and other researchers conducted a meta-analysis of studies in 20 countries, which was published in Hepatology Communications and found that the global prevalence of NAFLD is 24%, but nearly 75% of …

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IBS and 5 Things to Know

IBS and 5 Things to Know

IBS—From Symptom to Disease: Five Things to Know In a recent Healio Gastronenterology article, Dr. William Chey, of the University of Michigan, explained the challenges of IBS and why we need to create a future in which we can identify an effective solution for some IBS patients that is based on a more personalized medicine approach. Dr. …

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Public Health Survey

Public Health Survey

Public health survey:  From: Common Ground Health <communications@commongroundhealth.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:05 AM Subject: Please participate to improve community health Dear Friend, Common Ground Health, working in partnership with the public health directors in each of our nine Finger Lakes counties,* is conducting an important health survey. I am writing to ask for your help. We …

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Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper

Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper

POSITION PAPERS |29 MAY 2018 Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper Hilary Daniel, BS; Shari M. Erickson, MPH; Sue S. Bornstein, MD *; for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians Abstract In this position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) …

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