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Store Bought Shredded Cheese: Debunking the Myths and Best Picks

Did you know there can be more than just cheese in your store bought shredded cheese?  Molly Kimball’s best picks.

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Preventive Screenings Better Than Treatment

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States?

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Kidney Cancer: Facts and Figures

In 2016, there is estimated to be approximately 63,000 new cases of kidney cancer. Protect yourself by knowing the facts and symptoms.

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Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know

Approximately one in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives.

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Physician Battles Cancer With Help From His Colleagues

After 35 years as a practicing internist, Ochsner’s Dr. Barry Goldman was diagnosed with rectal cancer in February 2015. Like so many of the patients he had treated during his career,...

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Got Poop Problems? Let’s Straighten Them Out!

For the majority of humankind’s existence, we have been squatting to eliminate waste from our bodies, that is, until the invention of indoor plumbing came along and changed our...

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When Should I Consider Bariatric Surgery?

I often see patients who want to better manage their health and get in better shape healthwise. These patients often ask me, “At what point should I consider bariatric surgery...

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9 Tips for Healthy Bowel Movements

Frequency, shape, size, color, and other fecal features can tell you a great deal about your overall health, how your gastrointestinal tract is functioning and even give you clues about...

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