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Stress and lifestyle factors can lead to heartburn — a burning sensation or pain caused by acid reflux. Simple lifestyle modifications and medication can take the burn out of heartburn.
You may have heard about "healthy" bacteria called probiotics. Do they really help with gut health and digestive issues? Find out what to do before you start taking probiotics.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, national alcohol sales have increased more than 50%. Learn about the serious effects alcohol has on your well-being and body.
Watch a webinar in which two gastroenterologists discuss the digestive tract, what your gut might be saying, self-care options for common concerns and when to see a health care provider.
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to find early because it often doesn't cause symptoms until after it has spread to other organs. Learn about a minimally invasive procedure used to improve chances of survival.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Early detection is key. Read FAQ about a screening test you can do in the privacy of your own home.
Though few people look forward to having a colonoscopy, every year millions have one — many completed without sedation. Learn why this may be a good option for you.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but prevention is possible. Learn more in this Q&A.
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.
Testing for hepatitis C, which entails a basic blood draw and analysis, can be the difference between serious health complications later in life or a manageable — in some cases curable — condition. This Q&A will help you understand more about hepatitis C.
Male or female, health care professionals now recommend screenings for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45. A colonoscopy is the gold standard. Here's what to expect before and during the procedure.
Finding colon cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a cure. That's why health care providers now recommend colon cancer screenings beginning at age 45. Learn about your options.