By Chrissy Weaver, PA-C If you, like many Americans, suffer from diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain or gas and bloating, it’s likely you have begun some of your own research in an attempt to explain your chronic symptoms. A simple google search may yield a result that poses the question “Do YOU Have Leaky Gut Syndrome”? […]

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October 30, 2018

BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MONEY AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS At the beginning of every calendar year, many health insurance plan deductibles reset to $0. With most medical coverage, before your insurance company will start paying healthcare bills, your deductible must be met. You are […]

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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD UPDATED: 10/18/2018 Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and the third most common in women, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer arises from precancerous growths, or polyps, that grow in the […]

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Belching, bloating, and flatulence: Any of these symptoms can be embarrassing, leading to unwanted noises, abdominal discomfort, and general malaise. Occasionally experiencing these symptoms is normal, but if symptoms become excessive or too frequent, they can negatively impact your life. Belching occurs when excess air is swallowed, causing the stomach to become too full. Flatulence […]

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By Dr. James M Stewart The heart is at the center of the vasculature system which includes all of the arteries and veins through which blood flows. The heart is the most dependable muscle in your body. Over the average person’s lifespan, it will beat around 100,000 times per day, which amounts to around 2.5 […]

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Gluten-Free New Year’s Eve Recipes Whether you’re hosting a big New Year’s Eve party or just staying at home celebrating the New Year with your family and a few close friends, you’re going to need some delicious party snacks. If you are a gluten-free household or have gluten-free guests, you’ll want to be sure the […]

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An estimated 3 million Americans are living with Celiac Disease, and 83% don’t even know they have the disease. That’s a staggering statistic, especially with all of the noise on the market promoting gluten-free foods and beverages.  According to an article from Food Navigator, “Mintel, which has one of the broadest definitions [of gluten-free], pegs […]

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As you know, March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, AKA the Blue Campaign. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology had a great campaign with several interviews on Channels 2, 4, and 5. Granite Peaks knows the importance of raising colon cancer awareness because a simple screening procedure could save your life, and the lives of those you love. […]

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