#GivingTuesday $1,000 Donation to Raleigh Rescue Mission

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday GastroIntestinal Healthcare has donated $1,000 to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and…

The Ins and Outs of a High Fiber Diet

You’ve probably heard it at the doctor’s office, on televised public health ads, and when you browse Internet health sites: eating a high fiber diet is good for you. Great advice. But what exactly is a high fiber diet and why is it good for you? Read on to find out. What is a high…

IBD and the Flu: A Complication-Prone Combination

The leaves are turning beautiful colors and there’s a nip in the air. Autumn has arrived! Along with the anticipation of fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, this season brings a higher incidence of upper respiratory infections, such as common colds and influenza. For patients with inflammatory bowel disease, influenza can be a bigger problem…

September 13 is National Celiac Day!

We here at GastroIntestinal Healthcare want to give a shout out to all of our celiac patients on National Celiac Day. The U.S. Senate first recognized September 13 as National Celiac Day in 2011. They chose this date because it’s the birthday of Dr. Samuel Gee, a leading celiac researcher. Who is Dr. Gee? Samuel…

The Importance of Immunizations for the GI Patient

Most people don’t like being poked with a needle, whether for an injection or for a blood draw (though the exception seems to be tattoos!). Once we’ve completed our childhood immunizations, how important is it really to get others? For many GI patients, it’s very important. Let’s take a look. For Liver Patients For patients…