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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD Abnormal liver tests occur in approximately 3-5% of pregnant women. For some women, test results that would otherwise suggest liver or gallbladder dysfunction in a non-pregnant woman may, in fact, be normal in a pregnant woman. Abnormal test results should be evaluated by a specialist since some diseases, newly diagnosed […]

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Liver Cirrhosis is a dangerous, sometimes deadly, disease caused by various risk factors. According to the American College of Gastroenterology liver cirrhosis affects approximately 5.5 million people in the United States, causing 26,000 deaths each year. It is among the top ten killers of adults age 25-64. What is Cirrhosis? Chronic liver injury eventually causes […]

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For patients with chronic liver disease, getting another acute disease such as hepatitis, influenza, or pneumococcal pneumonia may be more serious than for people without underlying liver disease. Therefore, immunization against these diseases is very important. Patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, hemochromatosis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, […]

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James M. Stewart, MD:  “As a gastroenterologist, I believe that gastrointestinal health and well-being are critical to enjoying a healthy lifestyle, and all that Utah has to offer. After completing my gastroenterology training at Banner Good Samaritan/ VA program in Phoenix, Arizona, I am pleased to start practicing at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology in Sandy, Utah […]

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