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  • Achalasia: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    Achalasia: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

    Most patients are well familiar with their esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There are certainly numerous esophageal disorders that range in severity, from something as benign as simple heartburn to something painful and serious, such as...

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  • Lynch Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    Lynch Syndrome: What You Need to Know

    Whether it’s genetics or lifestyle choices, there are always certain things that raise your risk of developing certain conditions, such as the development of particular types of cancers. One of the most prevalent and deadliest cancers in the United States today is colon...

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  • What Is EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)?

    What Is EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)?

    You have been having abdominal pain, bloating, and weight loss problems for a while. Some time ago you began eating better and being more careful about your diet. No matter what you eat, though, it seems like things aren’t getting better. What could be happening?

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  • Lipase Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results

    Lipase Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results

    Lipase is a protein that occurs naturally in the body, and it is released by the pancreas to help the body absorb fats properly. If you have symptoms that may indicate that something is wrong with your pancreas, one of the first things your doctor will do is to order a...

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  • $5380 Raised by GI Associates Guts and Butts 5K

    $5380 Raised by GI Associates Guts and Butts 5K

    GI Associates is dedicated to saving lives from colon cancer through screenings and supports the 70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative headed up by UMMC’s Dr. Roy Duhe’. This year we were able to give proceeds from the GI Associates Guts and Butts 5K to help...

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