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Screening for Colon, Prostate, and Breast Cancer in Florida

At What Age Should Women Begin Screening for Colon, Prostate, and Breast Cancer

October 11, 2017

Screening for colon, prostate, and breast cancer should be discussed with your family physician. An understanding of each is necessary to prevent and treat cancer in any of these three...

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Preventing Breast Cancer Can Start In Your Gut

Preventing Breast Cancer Can Start In Your Gut

October 4, 2017

Did you know that what you eat can affect the beginning of breast cancer? Each of us should be more aware of ways to prevent it. October is breast cancer...

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Diverticulosis vs Diverticulitis They Are Not the Same

September 25, 2017

Sometimes patients think these two gastrointestinal conditions are the same, Diverticulosis vs Diverticulitis. They are not the same but are related. Diverticulosis consists of small, bulging pouches that develop in...

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What is Causing Your Stomach Cramps?

September 13, 2017

Are you experiencing uncomfortable stomach cramps? This common condition has numerous causes and an accurate diagnosis is needed to pinpoint the problem: Everyday causes include: Gas Pains Intestinal Blockage Indigestion...

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What’s Causing Your Upset Stomach Following Surgery?

September 6, 2017

Sometimes patients experience an upset stomach following surgery. You may feel pain, nausea and may vomit. The amount and type of discomfort varies  from  person  to  person.  Common causes can...

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Picnics and How Not Keeping Your Food Well Stored Can Impact Your Health

Picnics and How Not Keeping Your Food Well Stored Can Impact Your Health

August 31, 2017

Late summer means schools and colleges are starting, football teams are practicing, and some individuals and families are getting in their last minute vacations. Amid all of this there is...

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Hepatitis C – It’s Curable If You Are Diagnosed Early

August 31, 2017

Hepatitis C is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HVC). Liver damage can lead to cirrhosis and even cancer. A blood test is given to determine...

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Diagnosing and Treating Gastroparesis: There Is More To Learn

August 15, 2017

Have you been suffering from stomach or intestinal discomfort this summer? There are a number of possible causes; the least of which is Treating Gastroparesis. There is much more to...

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Allergies and Food Digestion – Does One Affect the Other?

August 7, 2017

The short answer to this question is “yes, they do affect each other.” Sneezing, runny eyes and sniffing are signs of Allergies and Food Digestion. When they occur we typically...

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Grill Lovers – Achieving a Healthy Way to Grill is Possible!

July 24, 2017

Grilling meat and vegetables outdoors in the summer is a treat! It not only tastes delicious, we get a chance to eat in ways different from our usual diet. Achieving...

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5 Nutrient Packed Picks for Healthy Summer Eating

July 12, 2017

Ah, summer time – sun, fun, travel, and food are all priorities on most peoples’ lists. A great thing about summer is partaking of a larger selection of fruits, vegetables,...

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Having Stomach Pain After Your 4th of July Barbeque

July 5, 2017

Common Foods and Condiments That Can Cause Stomach Pain Celebrating the 4th of July with an outdoor barbecue with friends and family is a tradition most of us enjoy. We...

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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 26, 2017

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects the large intestine (colon). Unlike Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis IBS does not damage bowel tissue or increase the risk of cancer. Although this disorder...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Florida

Do You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

June 21, 2017

You may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and fail to realize it. The reason? IBD is actually a group of intestinal disorders and not a single disease. All of them show...

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Seek Immediate Help for An Intestinal Blockage or Obstruction

June 13, 2017

An Intestinal Blockage or Obstruction, does not allow foods or liquids to pass through your small or large intestine. If allowed to go untreated the blocked parts of the intestine...

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Do You Have Frequent Constipation?

June 8, 2017

Many people have frequent constipation but fail to realize it may be a sign of a more serious health issue. Constipation is defined as: ‘Infrequent and frequently incomplete bowel movements....

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A Stomach Ulcer Defined

Not Seeking Medical Help for Your Stomach Pain Can Have Serious Consequences

May 30, 2017

There are many causes of stomach pain. If you are experiencing frequent or prolonged pain it’s time to consult with one of our specialists at Digestive Medicine Associates. We will...

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Knowledge is Power:Foods to Avoid If You Are Gassy

May 23, 2017

Having a gassy stomach and intestinal tract can be miserable, inconvenient, and embarrassing. If you are experiencing bloating, belching, and passing intestinal gas excessively you need to do at least...

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Complications of Stomach Utcers

Your Burning Stomach Pain Can Be a Sign of An Ulcer

May 19, 2017

You may be asking yourself why you have continued burning pain in the stomach week after week. Perhaps you have talked with family about it and have taken over-the-counter antacids...

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What Is Bacterial Overgrowth and How Do I Treat It?

May 15, 2017

  Are you suffering from small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in your digestive system and don’t know what to do about it? Millions of Americans are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms and...

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Symptoms of GERD

April 26, 2017

Are you aware you may have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) instead of heartburn? This digestive disorder affects the ring of muscle between the esophagus and the stomach called the lower...

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Dysphagia – Trouble Swallowing Food or Liquids

April 19, 2017

Are you aware you may have Dysphagia? Do you experience frequent trouble with swallowing foods or liquids? If you do you may have this disorder. Taking more time and effort...

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Gluten Free Foods

April 12, 2017

Celiac Disease is a serious hereditary disorder estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. It is a genetic auto-immune condition where gluten in foods leads to small intestine damage....

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What is Crohn’s Disease

April 10, 2017

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 700,000 Americans. It most commonly affects those aged 15 to 35, although Crohn’s can occur at any time. The...

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4 Things that you Should know before your Colonoscopy

March 30, 2017

Are you thinking of getting a colonoscopy? If you have no idea what’s going to happen, don’t worry, you’re not alone, and for that reason, we’ve compiled a list of...

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5 Reasons you Should get a Colonoscopy

March 29, 2017

If you’re like most people then you get a bit of a grimace across your face whenever you hear the word ‘colonoscopy’. We can’t blame you, there’s just something about...

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Foods you Should be Eating to Avoid Colon Cancer

March 28, 2017

Colon cancer, unfortunately, is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, but the irony here is that most of the cases are perfectly preventable. Apart...

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5 Colon Cancer Symptoms you Can Easily Overlook

March 27, 2017

Colon cancer is a serious problem, but it is not one that people tend to think about a lot. It’s just one of those conditions that you dismiss, thinking it’s...

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Five Things you Can do to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

March 24, 2017

Colon cancer is something that more than 140,000 people in the Untied States are diagnosed with every single year, but here’s the kicker: it doesn’t get nearly the same attention...

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How Colonoscopy Cancer Screening Saves Lives

March 22, 2017

If you could go back and do something to save your own life, would you? We have good news for you, you don’t have to wait until you’re old and...

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How often do you have a colonoscopy?

March 20, 2017

Here’s an important question: how often should you have a colonoscopy? If you’re a woman over the age of 55, you know you’re in the range of those who could...

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Three Signs you Might have Polyps in your Colon

March 17, 2017

Colon cancer awareness month is in full swing and it has never been more important for us to know what it is, what causes it, and more importantly whether or...

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When Should you Get your First Colonoscopy?

March 13, 2017

You’ve heard the word ‘colonoscopy’ before, and maybe you’ve even considered getting one in the past but let’s be honest, it’s one of those things that you always pass up....

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer?

March 8, 2017

Do you ever wonder if you’re suffering from colon cancer? To be quite frank it’s not something that crosses the mind of the average person, but that doesn’t mean that...

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Tomorrow is Dress Blue Day for Colon Cancer Awareness Month – What you Need to Know

March 6, 2017

March is upon us and you know what that means: it’s almost Dress in Blue Day! That’s right, the first Friday of March, every single year is Dress in Blue...

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Watch Dr. Joel Kertznus interviewed by El Venezolano TV & Chic Magazine Miami for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

February 21, 2017

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H. Pylori Bacteria can be Tested with an Endoscopy at our Pembroke Pines Facility

February 20, 2017

Helicobacter Pylori (H-Pylori) is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can lead to peptic ulcers. This common yet extensive infection affects the upper lining of a person’s GI Tract....

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Digestive Medicine – Detecting Stomach Cancer via Endoscopy

February 15, 2017

When it comes to the human body and health, nothing can ever be for sure.  We live a day at a time, and cannot live in fear of tomorrow.  It...

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Ask a Gastro Doctor: What are the top Four Signs of a Stomach Ulcer?

July 8, 2016

There are many reasons to undergo a stomach procedure like an endoscopy but one of the most common, obviously, is the potential stomach ulcer. Do you have a stomach ulcer?...

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Iron Deficiency Anemia – One of the Most Common Reason for a Colonoscopy

June 27, 2016

  You have probably heard the word ‘colonoscopy’ thrown around quite a bit, but what does it mean exactly? Why would you have one?  There is a good chance you...

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Know the Signs of Colon Cancer – You May need Endoscopic Procedures

June 20, 2016

You already know that cancer is a deadly disease, though treatable by medication, and with that being the case, it’s not something you want to mess around with, so to...

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How to prepare for Your Colonoscopy

June 13, 2016

So your doctor has told you that it’s time for a colonoscopy, and you’re not quite sure what that entails. The one thing you do know, is that you have...

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What Are Polyps and How Can a Screening Colonoscopy Help?

June 6, 2016

There are many reasons for the average person to seek out a screening colonoscopy, though most go into it believing that they aren’t actually going to find anything. This line...

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Don’t Let the Cold Weather Keep You From Being Active

February 4, 2016

Let’s be honest. We’re all guilty of going into semi-hibernation when the weather outside is frightful. When winter temperatures set in, nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch...

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Healthy Seeds Are Good Source of Fiber

February 4, 2016

No longer just for planting, seeds are a great way to get your daily-recommended amount of fiber. Fiber intake is crucial to digestion and maintaining a soft stool, making seeds...

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 4, 2016

January is here, and you know what that means. It’s time to wear your teal and white to representCervical Cancer Awareness Month! Cervical cancer is considered one of the most...

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Make a New Year’s Resolution for Healthy Living in 2016

January 4, 2016

The New Year’s holiday is a time of new beginnings. We reflect on years past, consider our successes and failures, and make plans for a bright future. But New Year’s...

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