Gastroenterology Articles & Stories

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

The mounting stress in today's society leads to a vicious descending spiral of ever-increasing weight gain. But the good news is that the spiral is not inevitable and can be reversed and transcended. "In times of economic hardship and stress, people gain weight," said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a ba... Read More


Incision-Free Technique Treats Gastric-Bypass Weight Regain

Incision-Free Technique Treats Gastric-Bypass Weight Regain

A few doctors around the United States are beginning to use an elegant new procedure to reduce the size of the stomach, without incisions, in gastric-bypass-surgery patients who have started to regain weight. Because their stapled stomachs start to stretch out and enlarge, some 44 percent of ... Read More


Risk Factors for Erosive Esophagitis

Risk Factors for Erosive Esophagitis

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Risk Factors for GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a common disorder with a high incidence rate in adults of 10 to 38%. Diagnosis and treatment of GERD are important because the disease, in addition to the proble... Read More


What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

Peptic Ulcer Disease One out of eight people in the United States will be diagnosed with Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) over the course of their lifetimes. As with many diseases are understanding of the issues and causes of the disease have been evolving in recent years creating the opportunities... Read More


Beth Israel - Dr. Elliot Goodman a Bariartic Surgeon

Beth Israel - Dr. Elliot Goodman a Bariartic Surgeon

Video interview Dr. Elliot Goodman who discusses bariatric surgery, procedure options, risk factors, important things for patients to know, and frequently asked questions. What bariatric surgery options are available? What are the differences between the different bariatric procedures? H... Read More


What is Barrett's Esophagus?

What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (sometimes called Barrett's syndrome, CELLO, columnar epithelium lined lower (o)esophagus or colloquially as Barrett's) refers to an abnormal change (metaplasia) in the cells of the lower... Read More


What is Gastroenterology?

What is Gastroenterology?

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract - from the mouth to the anus. Gastroenterolgy studies the functioning and disorders of the esophagus, stomach and intesti... Read More


Electroacupuncture May Improve GERD Symptoms

Electroacupuncture May Improve GERD Symptoms

A recent Chinese study reported in an issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology has found that electroacupuncture at the Pericardium Meridian Point 6 (or PC6) may decrease the frequency of symptoms behind GERD. The researchers found elctroacupuncture to decrease the GERD inducing transie... Read More


Indices de Obesidad Estan Estimados a Subir en US

Indices de Obesidad Estan Estimados a Subir en US

La obesidad todavía esta en aumento. Un Nuevo estudio publicado por el Bloomberg School of Public Health de la Universidad de John Hopkins dice que para el 2015, 75% de los adultos tendrán sobrepeso y un 41% estarán obesos. El estudio fue un meta- análisis (vision ... Read More


Se Espera Cambio a Recomendaciones de Peso para Embarazadas

Se Espera Cambio a Recomendaciones de Peso para Embarazadas

Durante este otono, se espera que el Instituto de Medicina empiece a colectar evidencia científica para saber en realidad cuanto peso es el que debe ganar una mujer embarazada. Las pautas de hoy en dia, las cuales fueron anunciadas en 1990, indican que las mujeres con un índice de masa corpor... Read More


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