November 12, 2019

By Steven G. Desautels, MD Diarrheal diseases represent one of the five leading causes of death worldwide and are a particular concern for children younger than five years old in resource-limited settings.1  Diarrhea may be defined as the passage of loose or watery stools, typically at least three times in a 24-hour period. Objectively, it […]

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November 4, 2019

Ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the large intestine. This debilitating disease affects millions of Americans, causing severe symptoms that can derail your life. Ulcerative colitis (UC) also increases your risk of developing colon cancer. Treatment approaches vary depending on the nature and extent […]

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September 17, 2019

Although it’s not common, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 3 million Americans are currently living with some form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Different types of IBD affect different areas of the digestive system, and the body, in general. Because the symptoms of Crohn’s disease can mimic signs […]

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August 15, 2019

Perhaps no other routine medical procedure is dreaded as much as an impending colonoscopy. People come up with all kinds of excuses for not having this procedure. Before you put your life at risk by skipping your recommended colon cancer screening, the healthcare providers at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology would like to clarify some of these […]

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By Christopher S. Cutler, MD How do you know when heartburn or “indigestion” is something more and needs to be treated? The gastroenterology specialists at Granite Peaks GI take time with their patients to determine if such symptoms may be a result of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). One of the red flags is heartburn occurring more than twice a […]

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