IBS- Signs and Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gut disorder affecting the large intestine. Though the exact cause is not known, this chronic condition is thought to be the result of hormonal or bacterial changes in the gut, as well as the disruption in communication between one’s gut and brain; as together they are tasked with controlling […]

Dr. William Evans, MD, Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Dr. William Evans Discusses Pancreatitis

Dr. William Evans offers diagnostic and therapeutic care for conditions involving the GI tract, pancreas, and liver.  He provides his patients with comprehensive care that has been honed through years of specialized training and experience. On this episode of KET’s Kentucky Health, Dr. Evans thoroughly discusses the pancreas as well as pancreatitis. What is the Pancreas? […]

Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Get Screened

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It’s expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans this year alone. The good news? If caught early, the survival rate is very high. That’s why screening for colorectal cancer is so important. Screening is generally recommended for all average-risk patients aged […]

Early Detection and Straight Talk

David Dresner, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Health Partners in New Albany, Indiana, speaks to his patients in clear and simple terms, no hyperbole, just direct. “I’m very blunt with my patients,” he says. “Folks understand when you speak to them in plain, simple language. So, when I say ‘You’re trying to pass five pounds of […]

Turn Up The Activity to Turn Down the Burn of Reflux

As we age, we lose muscle mass and begin accumulating pounds that we often cannot shed. You might notice that your clothes do not fit like they used to or that you feel less toned and trim.

Would We Benefit from Earlier Colon Cancer Screenings?

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…

Find Your Zone During Healthy Weight Week

January 16-20 is Healthy Weight Week, a time to focus on creating healthy habits that foster weight maintenance and progressive weight loss…