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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, he...

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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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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

Every year, nearly 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable, treatable and beatable forms of cancer,...

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What is Your Poo Telling You?

Although there is a certainly a wide variety of stool colors, textures and forms that are considered "normal," there are definitely things that, if seen or experienced, warrant immediate medical...

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Bah, Humbug! Tips to Calm Holiday Heartburn and Beat the Bloat this Season

The holidays are a time of celebration and for some, this can result in digestive discomforts, such as heartburn and bloating. Here are some other simple suggestions for those who...

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