December 4, 2018

By Steven Desautels, MD Microscopic colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon that is characterized by watery, non-bloody diarrhea. Microscopic colitis should be suspected in patients with chronic diarrhea without a clear cause. There is a female predominance and the median age at diagnosis is approximately 65 years. Colonoscopic investigation reveals an endoscopically […]

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By J. David Schmidt, MD UPDATED 10/9/2018 Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. The consumption of gluten aggravates the small intestine creating chronic inflammation. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley, rye, and in foods such as pizza, […]

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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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Today is the last day of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean the fight against colon cancer stops today. Here are some things you can do to help yourself, your family, and your friends: Get Screened!  If you’re 50 and over, schedule your screening colonoscopy today.  It could save your life. If you […]

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Sticking up for Your Health Finding a Doctor That Does the Same After years of contending with a digestive disorder and experience with a range of doctors who treat Gastroenterology Intestinal (GI) condition, Vicki Lee has honed in on what matters most in the care she receives.  Proactive in managing her own health, Vicki encourages […]

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There is A Lot at Stake Diagnosing Celiac Disease “Most people who have Celiac have had symptoms for four years or more prior to being diagnosed- just this amount of time can result in quite a bit of damage to the small intestines,” says gastroenterologist David Schmidt, MD, who diagnoses several patients a month with […]

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