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Understanding the Different Types of Hernias

“You’re going to give yourself a hernia!” is a common enough expression, but what does that mean, exactly? Here, we break down the different types of hernias and some of the potential solutions for each.

Jul 14th, 2020
Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Colon Surgery

While surgery of any kind is a serious undertaking, modern surgical techniques combined with improved recovery measures are improving outcomes. Here’s a look at how you can smooth the way forward after colon surgery.

Jun 12th, 2020
Minimizing Gas with High-Fiber Diets

There’s little question that a diet high in fiber delivers many health benefits, but it can also create uncomfortable bloating and embarrassing gas. Here are some tips to help you reap the benefits of fiber while keeping gas to a minimum.

May 8th, 2020
Get Relief: Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

For most people — and hemorrhoids affect one in 20 Americans — this condition poses problems with discomfort, which can easily be remedied at home. Here are a few handy tips to help you find relief from hemorrhoids.

Apr 1st, 2020
What Causes Gallbladder Disease?

Your gallbladder is one of those organs you don’t give much thought to — until something goes wrong. Gallbladder disease can be very painful, and it can lead to serious health complications. Here’s a look at how gallbladder disease develops.

Feb 5th, 2020
Could My Lifestyle Put Me at Risk for Rectal Cancer?

Identifying a single cause of any cancer has been elusive, but researchers have uncovered links to lifestyle factors that put you more at risk of developing certain cancers. And this is certainly true of rectal cancer.

Nov 1st, 2019
Diet Tips to Help Prevent Gallstones

Between 10-15% of the population in the United States has gallstones, and nearly one million people need surgery to address the problem. If you want to prevent gallstones from forming in the first place, what you eat can make a big difference.

Oct 1st, 2019
Could that Irritation Be an Anal Fistula?

Are you experiencing extreme discomfort around your anus? While there are many possible reasons behind your anal irritation, read on to see whether a fistula is responsible.

Sep 1st, 2019
Warning Signs of Rectal Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer are expected this year, making it the third most commonly diagnosed cancer outside of skin cancers. Here’s a look at some of the warning signs.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Why Are Women More at Risk of Developing Gallstones?

Gallstones are the top risk factor for gallbladder cancer, and they’re far more likely to occur in women. Whether you’re male or female, it's good to know the risk factors and what symptoms to watch for.

May 2nd, 2019
3 Facts Everyone Should Know about Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is very treatable if caught early enough, so a colonoscopy can save your life. Get the facts about colon health, colon cancer, and expert treatment available at Gabriel Akopian, MD.

Mar 1st, 2019