Colon Cancer risk factors include age, ethnicity, family history of colorectal cancer, habits like smoking, consuming alcohol and unhealthy eating.

If you are over the age of 50, a colonoscopy should be a part of your preventative care. A colonoscopy offers the best protection against colon cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer death.

As an ambulatory surgery center that follows strict licensing, accreditation and patient safety standards to ensure our patients receive the highest quality and safest care, we are deeply concerned by the recent stories that called out patient tragedies t

Most people assume that colon cancer only affects the elderly, but this is not true. According to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, 10 percent of all new colon cancer patients are under the age of 50.

These days, it seems like everyone is eliminating gluten from their diet for some reason or another. Some people say they are allergic to gluten, while others claim that going gluten-free boosts energy and overall health.

Those who have celiac disease have an allergy to gluten, a protein present in cereal grains like wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, rye, barley and triticale.

One in every 20 Americans will develop colon cancer. The risk for colon cancer is affected by age, family history, diet, and activity level, but it is also influenced by heredity.

We often hear about foods that aggravate heartburn, but which foods are best for easing symptoms? For those who suffer from acid reflux, it can feel like the disorder takes all the fun out of eating.

If you are struggling with a digestive condition, isolating the source can seem like an impossible task. It could be a food allergy, bacterial infection or nutritional deficiency.

GI Associates is pleased to announce the retirement of Dr. Joel Sewchand and the relocation of Dr. Nicholas Szary as of December 31, 2017.

Have you ever burped and experienced a foul-smelling, egg-like odor? These are commonly known as sulfur burps, and they can be unpleasant and embarrassing.

An estimated 1 in 10 patients with chronic reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), will develop Barrett’s esophagus. This condition is characterized by esophageal tissue that has been replaced by tissue that resembles the lining of the intestin

A High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) can be a wise way to save money on health insurance and take a proactive role in your healthcare. A lower monthly premium gives you the power to choose how you want to spend your reserved healthcare funds.

Your High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) provider should cover colonoscopies as part of the Affordable Care Act, but certain conditions that must be met.

Traditional PPOs and HMOs are costly for employers as well as employees. As healthcare costs steadily increase, many are shifting to high deductible healthcare plans (HDHPs).

January 16-20 is Healthy Weight Week, a time to focus on creating healthy habits that foster weight maintenance and progressive weight loss. Instead of obsessing about the number you want to see on your bathroom scale, think about how you can make overall

High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) give consumers a more active role in their healthcare by providing choices, flexibility and decision-making power. However, many are not proactive with their HDHPs and are putting their health at risk.

We start kindergarten around the age of five. We are eligible to get a driver’s license at 16. Colon cancer screenings begin around the age of 50.

As we age, we lose muscle mass and begin accumulating pounds that we often cannot shed.

Do you find that stress and indigestion go hand in hand?