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Wed (7am-5pm)

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2011 Falls Valley Dr.
Suite 106
Raleigh NC 27615

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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…

From Your Doctor’s Perspective

If you were to sit down with your doctor over a good cup of coffee on a cool day, what would he or she tell you? What piece of advice does every doctor wish their patients knew? AARP recently did an article about this, which you can read here. Consumer Reports also did an article…

American Cancer Society Announces New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society made headlines across the nation recently when they published a new screening guideline for colorectal cancer. The big change from previous guidelines was that people of average risk for colon cancer should start screening at age 45 instead of age 50. Why the change? The scientists found that the number of…

Eight Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

President Bill Clinton designated March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the year 2000. Since then, gastroenterologists and their associates have been spreading the word about colorectal cancer every March with public awareness events, such as fun runs, dress in blue day, and giant walk-through colons. In honor of that, here are eight things you…

The Bug That Causes 80% of Peptic Ulcers

“Stress causes ulcers.” It’s an explanation we’ve probably all heard at some time or another. It was considered medical fact until two Australian physicians challenged it in 1982. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren noticed that a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, often abbreviated as H. pylori, could be cultured from peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. It…

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