Gluten refers to the proteins that are found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. For some people, ingesting gluten can cause damage to the lining of their small intestine, preventing the absorption of essential nutrients. This condition that causes an abnormal immune reaction to gluten is called celiac disease, a condition from which approximately 1% of the…Details
Did you know that colon cancer affects over 200,000 people a year in the United States alone? The month of March was designated as Colon Cancer Awareness Month by President Bill Clinton beginning in the year 2000. Every March, people band together to raise awareness of this preventable disease by wearing blue, participating in fundraising and educational…Details
February is Cancer Prevention Month which makes it a great time to check out The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) website which features wide-ranging and timely topics related to cancer prevention and cancer treatment. Particularly interesting is the healthy-eating section. It turns out, the kitchen is a great place to start when it comes…Details
Both women and men tend to notice some changes in their general health after reaching the age of fifty or so. This is particularly true when it comes to their digestive health. Men, in particular, can find that symptoms related to digestive issues begin to display themselves as they hit their fifties and beyond. Men’s…Details
Many people tend to get carried away over the holidays, eating unhealthy foods and snacks that can end up making them feel sluggish, bloated, and in pain. Whether or not you suffer from certain digestive conditions such as GERD, heartburn, Celiac disease or other issues, it’s smart to eat a healthy diet so you can…Details
Colorectal cancer screening is one of the most important and widely used screening tests in the country, and for good reason. A screening test is designed to discover potentially dangerous diseases or conditions before any symptoms manifest, unlike diagnostic tests, which are a way to determine what condition or disease ails a patient after the…Details
Castle Connolly Identifies Dr. Stephen Rashbaum as a Top Doctor for 2016 Being selected as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Top Doc puts Dr. Stephen Rashbaum into a category that recognizes him as one of the very best in his field of practice – Gastroenterology. This is a honor that doctors do not and…Details
If you were born between 1945 and 1965 you may be at risk for hepatitis or liver disease. Click here to read more.