Where’s Larry?

March is awareness month for Colon Cancer. This is one of the most deadly forms of cancer but doesn’t have to be. This is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer if detected early. It does require a medical procedure for early detection that is covered by many of the insurance companies. If all is well then the procedure only needs to be done once every 10 years. You should start the screening process when you turn 50 years old, however some may need to start sooner if they have other circumstances like a history of colon cancer in their family.

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YES, We Are Open!

As our State begins the reopen plan, we are taking a staged approach to expanding our services while maintaining a safe and healthy environment. At this time, we are limiting our procedure schedule to the month of May. This precaution

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COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus   How is coronavirus transmitted? Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs and can infect people in close contact (within 6 feet). Touching contaminated surfaces before touching your eyes/nose/mouth might also lead to

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Celiac Disease

Recently at DHC’s Lunch-N-Learn, our very own DNP, Nancy L’Heureux presented to us the gluten-sensitive disease known as celiac. Nancy explained the details of the disease, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Read on to find out the highlights of Nancy’s presentation.

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ERCP

Treatment Option for Blockages of the Bile or Pancreatic Ducts ERCP, which stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a minimally invasive procedure performed by gastroenterologists in order to relieve blockages within the bile or pancreatic ducts (the tubes that carry

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What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease represents the abnormal passage of stomach contents (including acid) Into the esophagus. When this happens some patients experience heartburn, which is a burning in the mid abdomen–sometimes radiating up the chest. In addition to heartburn, patients may

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Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition in which small, sac-like pouches protrude out of the colon wall. These pouches are called diverticula and are incredibly common. About 60% of people will develop diverticulosis by the time they reach age 60. Once formed, these

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