Gastroenterology Articles & Stories

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


Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Obesity is on the rise, and so are associated health risks like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. Although once believed to be a risky and rare procedure, bariatric surgery is becoming a prevalent option for people who suffer from morbid obesity. Over 175... Read More


Obesity May Be Contagious

Obesity May Be Contagious

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, if someone in a social network becomes obese, those closely connected to them have a greater propensity for becoming obese as well. The strongest demonstration of this effect occurs among friends, not within a family or among those ... Read More


Weight Loss Surgery for Older Americans

Weight Loss Surgery for Older Americans

A new study published in the Archives of Surgery found no difference between outcomes of patients younger or older than 60 years who underwent gastric by-pass surgery. This study at the Western Reserve University Medical Center, followed 900 patients after having gastric by-pass surgery. The ... Read More


Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

New research reveals a critical period when a child is at risk of becoming obese. A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that during the ages of 1-3 years, children are at risk of gaining significant weight. The researchers reviewed growth charts of over 1,700 children in New Y... Read More


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