crohn's disease

Understanding Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Crohn’s can occur in any area of the digestive tract from mouth to anus, but most often affects the lower small intestine.  Here’s what you need to know about Crohn’s Disease.  Causes and Risk Factors The cause of Crohn’s disease isn’t […]

peptic ulcer disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease: What You Need To Know

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) occurs when a person has chronic peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcers are sores in the stomach or duodenum lining that develop when stomach acid deteriorates the lining. There are several treatment options available for PUD based on the cause of the disease in a particular person.  Here’s what you need to know […]

ulcerative colitis

5 Things to Know About Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. When someone has UC, ulcers form where inflammation has injured cells lining the colon and these ulcers eventually may bleed and create pus. This can lead to the colon needing to be emptied frequently.  While there is no cure, […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

April 2, 2020 This is our fourth weekly update regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below, you will find updated facts and figures.  Quick Facts The coronavirus causing COVID-19 has now spread to 205 locations internationally (as of 4/1/20). Confirmed cases and deaths 750,890 confirmed cases and 36,405 deaths worldwide (as of 3/31/20) 186,101 confirmed cases and […]

Mailing Your Poop Could Cost You

Breast cancer reared its ugly head in my 50th year. By the time a lumpectomy and radiation were over, I was in no mood, emotionally or financially, for a colonoscopy. Then anesthesia failed when a dear friend went in for her first colonoscopy. The pain was so bad, it traumatized her – and scared me, so […]

what is infusion therapy

What is Infusion Therapy?

When people become severely sick or weighed down by compound disease conditions, oftentimes they have difficulty swallowing. This can make seemingly simple things like eating, drinking and taking medications difficult. Additionally, certain medications may not be recommended orally since an individual’s stomach acids may affect their quality, rendering them ineffective when it comes to treating […]

IBD

Understanding IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disorder of the digestive tract that results in chronic inflammation. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two most common forms of IBD. Ulcerative colitis specifically affects the colon and rectum while Crohn’s disease inflames all areas of the gastrointestinal tract. While a direct cause is not known, inflammatory […]

MD Update

October’s MD Update: Dr. Jones Speaks “Going on Offense Against Cancer”

Our very own Dr. Whitney Jones graced the cover of MD-Update’s October issue.  Read about how he embraces preventative measures to beat colon cancer before it starts in the following article. “We spend a lot of money on healthcare and health insurance. The problem is, we’re not spending enough on prevention.”— Whitney Jones, MD  In […]

common causes of constipation

Common Causes of Constipation

Constipation is often defined by tough, hard to pass bowel movements that occur infrequently. Other signs and symptoms include bloating, having the sensation of an incomplete evacuation, abdominal pain and blood present in the stool. While constipation is known for being both physically uncomfortable and embarrassing, the condition is more common than one might think. […]

heartburn

What Triggers Heartburn?

There’s nothing worse than trying to relax while experiencing a gnawing burning sensation in the chest. These uncomfortable chest pains, other wise known as heartburn, are a symptom of Acid Reflux and can be cause for concern. Acid Reflux occurs when stomach acid leaks into the esophagus (the tube that delivers food and beverages to […]