What Is the Mind-Gut Connection?

It’s not unusual to feel “sick to your stomach” with grief or anger. Or to think of a decision fraught with worry and anxiety as “gut wrenching.” That’s because your gut responds to emotional signals from your brain — and vice versa. It’s known as the mind-gut connection. And it may affect your mental and […]

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When Should You See a GI Doctor?

If you have belly pain, heartburn, blood in your stool, or other gastrointestinal problems, a GI doctor’s services are invaluable. Here’s more about what they do, and warning signs that it’s time to see a GI doctor. What Are GI Doctors? GI stands for gastrointestinal, and GI doctors are gastroenterologists. They specialize in treating and […]

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What is Dupuytren’s disease?

Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of Dupuytren’s disease Dupuytren’s disease is a progressive disease of the hand.  It is an abnormal thickening of the palmar aponeurosis, i.e. the connective tissue located on the palm of the hand just below the skin surface. This disease causes the formation of a cord, a nodule, which determines the […]

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Who Needs a Colonoscopy and When?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States, excluding skin cancers. It’s also the second leading cause of death from cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. When found early, colorectal cancer often can be cured. In fact, 90% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer before it has spread live […]

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What is De Quervain’s syndrome?

De Quervain syndrome: symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment De Quervain’s syndrome (a.k.a. tenosynovitis) named after the Swiss surgeon who described it, is an inflammation of the sheath that covers two of the tendons that allow the movement of the thumb (the long abductor and the short extensor). These tendons from the forearm reach the wrist […]

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