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Increase in Colon Cancer Predicted Due to COVID-19

  There has been a decline in cancer deaths in the last two decades, but physicians are worried that the coronavirus pandemic will undo this progress. Their fears are not without foundation. In 2020, there was an abrupt drop between 86% and 94% in preventive cancer screenings performed nationwide, compared to the equivalent weeks from 2017-2019. Specifically speaking about colon cancer, most centers halted screenings in March, which caused a decrease of 86% in preventive colonoscopies compared with the same period in previous years.  (more…)

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COVID-19 Vaccines – You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

We understand that you may have concerns about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. We wanted to provide information to our patients and answer questions you may have about it. Given there are so many opinions on the internet, we recommend that you limit your information to reputable medical organizations and the CDC. You can also always ask your doctor if you have additional questions or concerns. Below you will find a list of common questions with explanations that follow. Thank you for your interest! (more…)

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COVID-19 Update 3/23/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is truly without comparison. Digestive Health Specialists remains committed to caring for the patients that have placed their trust in us. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have developed three care path options: In-person Video Visit Telephone care Doctors will review their schedules with a critical eye for the safest and most essential path, choosing one of these three options. Anticipate a call from our office instructing you with what we think is the safest visit type at that time. (more…)

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Coronavirus is here… What we need to know

With all the talk about coronavirus, it is important to have the facts. Your doctors at Digestive Health Specialists are watching this closely as it progresses to provide you with the best and most accurate information as it presents itself. These are some of the most common questions we are receiving. How worried should I be? It is important to be concerned and to practice safe measures but there is no need to panic. Most people (81%) that become infected will have a mild illness and recover completely within two weeks What is COVID-19? (more…)

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