The Foods of Mood

Maybe you’ve noticed that certain foods and drinks can really turn your mood around (or upside down). For instance, the day you leave home in a rush and forget your cup of coffee, you feel sluggish and are more prone to snap at your coworker. Or that late afternoon cookie break gives you a sudden…

Zantac – A Warning From the Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discovered that a chemical impurity known as NDMA has been found in certain lots of Zantac (Ranitidine).  NDMA is considered a probable human carcinogen.  The substance was also discovered in various blood pressure medications a year ago which prompted the FDA to recommend recalls of these medications. The…

So You Have Barrett’s Esophagus…Now What?

To your surprise, after your esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), your doctor tells you that you likely have Barrett’s esophagus. Maybe you’ve heard of it on a public service announcement about acid reflux and esophageal cancer. Or maybe it’s a brand-new term to you. Regardless, we have you covered. Let’s take a look at what Barrett’s esophagus is…

Grill Food Poisoning off the Menu

Summertime is the time to grill. But grilling is made for sharing, and who better to share all that scrumptious yumminess with than friends and family at a picnic? Afterwards it’s card games, tossing a Frisbee around, a dip in the pool, telling inside jokes, and… Food poisoning? No one wants food poisoning on the…

You, Your Gut, and Jet Lag

It’s summertime! The travel bug is in the air. Maybe you’ve made travel plans already, now that the kids have finished the school year. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to a summer abroad program with your university. Or maybe you’re still deciding where exactly to go for the perfect summertime getaway. Travel across several time…