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Archive for the ‘Medical Information’ Category

Demystifying Hemorrhoids

It’s not a topic most people discuss with their friends over a cup of joe or with their family around Sunday lunch. In fact, it’s not a topic most people discuss with their physicians. Some people say it’s just a nuisance, easily treated with over the counter medications. Others find themselves in the emergency room…

The Downsides to Stool Based Colorectal Cancer Screening

The advertisements on television and in magazines make stool based colorectal cancer screening sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread. And the more you think about it, the better it sounds, especially since you’ve been dreading a colonoscopy ever since you turned the big 5-0 (happy birthday to you!). The ads promise a simple…

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…

How Caring for Your Heart is Also Caring for Your Gut

February is a month for hearts. You’ve no doubt seen all the red and pink hearts, roses, and chocolates in stores for Valentine’s Day. It’s also American Heart Health month, with a push by large societies such as the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for people to evaluate their risk…

The Effects of Smoking on Your Gut

You’re probably aware that smoking is the number one risk factor for the development of lung cancer, that it contributes to breathing problems, and that it’s bad for your heart. But did you know that smoking also affects your gut? Let’s take a look at what smoking does (or doesn’t) do to your digestive tract….