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Provider Impression: Dr. Prasad on USPSTF

On May 18, 2021, the United States Preventive Services Task Force lowered the age for colon cancer screening from 50 to 45. What do our providers think about that decision? Dr. Prasad explains in the video.

Provider Impression: Dr. Ramsay on USPSTF

On May 18, 2021, the United States Preventive Services Task Force lowered the age for colon cancer screening from 50 to 45. What do our providers think about that decision? Dr. Ramsay explains the importance of this decision in the video.

Dr. Katopes Addresses Men’s Health

Men's health is an area of concern, especially during the pandemic. The isolation can lead to unhealthy behaviors and Dr. Katopes covers what steps men can do to take control of their health.

A word from digestive health specialists

Do you have heartburn?

We all have a valve at the end of our esophagus called the lower esophageal sphincter. This valve is supposed to stay closed to protect our esophagus from acid. For various reasons, this valve can become weakened and allow acid...
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What is NAFLD?

Healthy livers filter blood, regulate sugar levels and blood clotting, and perform hundreds of other vital functions. But, these functions can be affected when there is fat in the liver. When there is excess fat in the liver, this can lead...
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Reaching Out to Spanish-Speakers

Language barriers can lead to significant inequalities in health care access. This can be because they received worse-quality inpatient care and outpatient preventive services, had limitations accessing care, or forgo getting the much-needed care. And although having a phone interpreting...
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Healthy Aging from the National Institute on Aging

What factors influence healthy aging? Research has identified action steps we can take to maintain our health and function as we get older. From improving our diet and levels of physical activity to getting health screenings and managing risk factors...
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Digestive Health Specialists Teams Up With Roc Solid Foundation

Digestive Health Specialists teamed up with Roc Solid Foundation on Saturday, July 31, 2021, to provide a playset to a child fighting cancer in Lexington, NC. The sponsorship supports the nonprofit’s program, Play It Forward, which surprises kids fighting cancer...
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Digestive Tract Paralysis Conditions

Have you heard of digestive tract paralysis? Digestive tract paralysis, known as DTP, is when your digestive tract stops functioning the way it is supposed to. Let's talk about three specific digestive tract paralysis conditions: gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and...
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Digestive Health Specialists, P.A. Achieves AAAHC Reaccreditation

Digestive Health Specialists, P.A. has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory procedure center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an...
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Start Colon Cancer Screenings at 45

On May 18, 2021, it was announced that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lowered the age to start colorectal cancer screenings at age 45. What does this mean? Below are answers from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance to some of...
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Men’s Health: Simple Steps to Improve Your Health

Men’s health encompasses several different issues. They range from basic nutrition and exercise to topics such as cardiovascular health and cancer screenings. The pandemic has dramatically altered people’s routines, which has led to more risky behaviors, such as increased alcohol...
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